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A county taxi firm is urging businesses in Northumberland to celebrate their excellence.

Northumberland is home to thriving national and international businesses, and Blyth-based Phoenix Taxisis calling on as many as possible to enter this year’s Northumberland Business Awards, that celebrate and recognise business excellence across the county.

The awards encompass 11 different categories, New Business (under two years); Social Responsibility Award; Apprentice/Trainee of the Year; Employer of the Year; Best Green Business; Exporter of the Year, Creative Industries Award; Innovation Award; Leisure Award; Large and Small Business of the Year; and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners will be announced at a special celebration dinner at Linden Hall on Thursday, November 12.

The family-run firm is the largest green taxi firm in the country, with 80 of the cars in the 220-strong fleet hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs).

Managing director, Alex Hurst, said: “As a Northumberland-based business, operating from Blyth, we are delighted to be supporting this year’s Northumberland Business Awards.

“We should be very proud of the wide range of thriving businesses operating in the county and we are thrilled to be involved with these awards that recognise and celebrate the impressive achievements of the outstanding companies here in Northumberland.”

Phoenix Taxis has been serving the region for over 30 years, providing a range of services to customers, from single-person shopping trips, to the private-driver experience for corporate and high-net-worth clients.

The closing date for entries to the awards, is Monday, October 26. Fill in the form below, visit our website at www.nepress.co.uk, or post your entry to Nominations, North East Press, 2nd Floor Alexander House, 1 Manderin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.