New Exporter Award

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Purpose of Competition

A business that started exporting within the last two years and can demonstrate significant export success in one or more markets.

Judging Criteria

In determining the winner, the judges will take the following factors 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 Mirror North 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 NECC, Port of Tyne and ncjMedia. All staff from these partner organisations are excluded from this competition. Any entrant related to any member of the partnership organisations involved in the judging panel is obliged to disclose this fact as soon as it is known.

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