Conquering New Markets

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Purpose of Competetion

A company which can evidence success in identifying, targeting and succeeding in new market(s) during the past 12 months, furthering the companies export journey by expanding the businesses' exporting horizons.

Judging Criteria

In determining the winner, the judges willtake the following into account:

  • Product range being exported
  • Complexity and number of markets served.*
  • Company/team performance
  • Obstacles/barriers to success
  • Development of Export strategy
  • Percentage of growth in export sales
  • Staff development measures undertaken

*Including serving more complex and more lucrative high growth markets. High growth markets are as follows: Brazil, China, Columbia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, S.Africa, S.Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.


The competition is not open to the category sponsors or Trinity MirrorNorth East publications.


The awards will be presented at the North East Exporters' dinner on Thursday 15th June at Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham. The awards are a partnership between NEECC, Port of Tyne and ncjMedia. All staff from these partner organisationsare excluded from this competition. Any entrant related to any memberof the partnership organisations involved in the judging panel is obliged to disclose this fact as soon as it is known


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