Awards offering winner top prize

Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at the Banks Group.
Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at the Banks Group.

THIS year’s Northumberland Business Awards will carry a major prize for the winner of the overall award.

The prize for the overall business winner – all nominations will be automatically considered for the title – is £1,000 worth of free advertising across the News Post Leader, Morpeth Herald and Northumberland Gazette, together with a free marketing consultancy service offering advice on in-paper and online advertising, as well as the benefits of event sponsorship.

Dawn Owens, advertising manager with the News Post Leader and sister newspapers the Morpeth Herald and Northumberland Gazette, said: “We are very proud of our Northumberland Business Awards and now into their fourth year they are a super testimony to the superb businesses we have here in our county.

“The prize is a reflection of our desire to support and promote local business.”

Meanwhile, Banks Group are once again backing the event, sponsoring the Green Business category.

Mark Dowdall, pictured, environment and community director at the Banks Group said: “We are delighted to support The Northumberland Business Awards again this year.

“The entrants from local businesses in last year’s awards were inspirational and a true credit to the county and were a clear demonstration of the entrepreneurial excellence that we have in our area.

“We are pleased to sponsor the Green Business category as it is in line with the Banks Group’s development with care approach to working in partnership with local communities and with care for our environment.

“It will be great to see what exciting projects this year’s entrants have become involved in.”

Nominations for the annual event are still being taken, and businesses looking to enter should fill in the form on this page or go online at www.newspostleader.co.uk/community/events-exhibitions

The awards are organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the News Post Leader, Morpeth Herald, Northumberland Gazette and Tweeddale Press’s Berwick Advertiser.

They will culminate with a prize-giving ceremony to be held at Linden Hall near Morpeth on Thursday, November 17.