The great and the good amongst the region's business community gathered together on 12th March 2015 to see 12 firms take trophies at the Durham and Wearside heat of the North East Business Awards 2015.
The annual competition, which is held in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce, honours a diverse range of sectors within the awards categories and celebrates the success of the most outstanding, innovative and skilled businesses from the Durham and Wearside area over the last 12 months.
Andrew James UK Ltd was the big success story of the evening with the company taking home three of the 12 prestigious awards, including the top accolade of Company of the Year along with the Digital and Social Media Award and the Let’s Grow Award - the latter of which is sponsored by Swinburne Maddison LLP.
A 98-strong family company which specialises in kitchen and home appliances, Andrew James has grown from being a home-based company to one that reaches customers throughout Europe, growing its turnover to £17.4m in 2014.
Speaking at the black-tie event at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, Swinburne Maddison LLP Partner, Victoria Walton, said: “It was fantastic to see so many exciting and innovative businesses recognised at the awards and to be part of an event which brings together representatives from a diverse range of sectors in support of business throughout the North East region.”
Pictured: James Buckle (co-founder of Andrew James UK Ltd) and Victoria Walton (Partner at Swinburne Maddison LLP).