The North East Business Awards are one of the biggest award ceremonies in the UK, celebrating successful and innovative businesses across the region. The awards bring together successful businesses and showcase achievement, with 2,000 people attending over four awards dinners, across the region.

The great and good of the Tees Valley were out in force and there was a buzz of excitement and discussion as to who would win each category, from the shortlists drawn.

We were identified as a finalist by category award sponsors FW Capital. They recognised that we had demonstrated exceptional growth levels for our size and sector and had a solid business plan for the year ahead.

The competition was stiff and we were shortlisted against Stokesley Headquartered Quorn Foods and automotive retail solutions company MotorVise (Automotive) Ltd.

Unfortunately, on this occasion, we were not announced as winners and MotorVise pipped us to the post with their impressive results of doubling both their workforce and their turnover over two successive years.

CEO Tony Snaith said: “It was a strong category and we were up against market leaders Quorn Foods and MotorVise Automotive, we are extremely proud to have been shortlisted in the Teesside heat.

“The awards are well known within the region and to be recognised alongside such established businesses in the area even to be shortlisted is a great accolade for us. Growth has been a key focus point for the business and to achieve recognition in this category is testament to our success.”

Chairman Chris Oliver said: “From the outset, we have implemented an ambitious growth strategy which has seen the business exceed forecasts year on year. Our unique business model has meant that we have been able to roll our services out UK wide to achieve record sales and national growth. To be recognised as a growing organisation within Tees Valley is a great achievement for us.”

Communicate PLC would like to wish all the finalists from the regional heats, the very best of luck for the finals which, will be held on April 26th at Hardwick Hall.

Winners of the Teesside Heat were:

The Communicate group provide a complete portfolio of IT, Cyber Security and Telecoms services to its clients with a specialism in multi-occupancy commercial properties and business parks across the UK.

Over the past 12 months Communicate’s growth has been significant; with profits being reinvested into the growth and expansion of the Communicate Group. The team have several major city centre and business park initiatives in progress and are set to grow further in the following months with an estimated future sales pipeline of over £2 million booked for the financial year 2018.

Communicate PLC would like to wish all of the finalists from the Teesside Heat, the very best of luck for the regional finals, to be held on the 26th April at Hardwick Hall.