Business delight at being most social

EVP and managing director Lee Perkins along with the Sage UK team in front of their offices in Newcastle.
EVP and managing director Lee Perkins along with the Sage UK team in front of their offices in Newcastle.
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A company is celebrating after being name the most ‘social’ in the north east.

Newcastle-based software company Sage picked up the award after a Twitter competition run by intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square.

To enter, businesses were asked to tweet an image from their company channel and try to gain as many retweets as possible within a four week period.

intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square presented the award to Sage’s EVP and managing director Lee Perkins at its offices in Newcastle along with £200 worth of intu Gift Cards for their staff.

Lee said: “Sage is delighted to be crowned the North East’s most social business. We have innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of our business and this opportunity caught the imagination and energies of our colleagues who were happy to support us.”

Zapatista Burrito Bar, a Mexican restaurant and take away in the centre of Newcastle, came a close second by drumming up some incredible support from its followers. They were rewarded with a £100 intu Gift Card from intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square in recognition of their efforts.

Regional marketing manager Karen Carr said: “We’re all busy people and we wanted to inject some fun into the region’s local businesses whilst also highlighting the increasing importance of having an influential social media presence.”