Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Word from Our Proud Sponsors

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Word from Our Proud Sponsors

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SUNDERLAND COUNCIL SUNDERLAND City Council is delighted to sponsor the company of the year category in the North East Business Awards.

It gives us a chance to celebrate the commitment, talent and outstanding performance of one of the region's successful businesses, and to highlight the strength of the North East's vigorous business sectors.

The achievements of our automotive, offshore, technology and services sectors set the stage for continuing regional productivity and growth, with the prospect of exciting longer-term developments underpinning the Northeast's economic confidence in years to come.

Sunderland City Council works well in partnership with city businesses, large and small, to support their development and attract further international investment to benefit the entire region and far beyond.

We now have thriving companies across all sectors with workforces to be proud of, whose skills and loyalty help to drive forward their employers' success.

This event is a rare opportunity to reward the hard work and effective results of an exceptional company based in the North East. We are delighted to be involved yet again with such an important, worthwhile event in the region's business calendar.

Port of tyne PORT of Tyne, overall winner of Company of the Year in 2013, is proud to be supporting the North East Business Awards once again, this year sponsoring the Tyneside and Northumberland 'Company of the Year' category.

Last year Port of Tyne celebrated a record turnover. It is the UK's fastest growing major deep-sea port, a vital trading gateway to Europe and beyond. Investment of over PS120m in the past 10 years has created the infrastructure to deliver continued growth of the Port's diverse businesses.

These include conventional and bulk cargoes, car terminals, cruise and ferry, logistics and a commercial property portfolio. The Port of Tyne's contribution to the economy of the North East is approximately PS507m Gross Value Added per annum supporting 10,500 jobs. …

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