Export award

PC Henderson won the export category at this year’s North East Business Awards, Durham, Sunderland and south Tyneside region.

The awards, held in association with the North East England Chamber of Commerce, aims to celebrate successful and innovative businesses in the north east of England.

Attended by more than 400 people, 12 awards were given out on the evening across a variety of categories. PC Henderson will now go on to compete against the winners of the Northumberland and Teesside heats in order to win the overall Export Award for the North East of England.

Trevor Cossins, managing director of PC Henderson, said: “Taking a tailored and localised approach to each specific market has allowed us to significantly grow and sustain the exporting side of the business. This has resulted in us now exporting to over 70 countries worldwide, and our export sales accounting for over 65% of our total business sales.”

Paul Olvhoj, sales manager at Port of Sunderland and a member of the judging panel for the award, said: “In a very strong category we believe PC Henderson showed a real strategy for growth into new markets, they really impressed with a clear global vision backed up by strong marketing work.”