This year’s Business Awards were held at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay on Thursday 15 November – a fitting venue for such a special occasion.

Hosted by comedian Jason Cook, the event was attended by members of the local business community who enjoyed an array of funfair stall following the formal dinner.

The North Tyneside Business of the Year, 2018 award went to Monitor Coatings.

David W Bavaird, Chair of the North Tyneside Business Forum, said: “Congratulations to Monitor Coatings on winning the award. The company show a real commitment that makes North Tyneside such a special place to do business.”

SMD was announced as the winner of the Special Contribution Award and The Heart of the Community Award, voted for by members of the public, was awarded to Carney Consultancy Ltd.

Other winners of awards at the prestigious event were:
• New Business – Bright and Beautiful North Tyneside
• Retail and Service Provider – Heliguy
• Leisure and Tourism – Riley’s Fish Shack
• Manufacturing and Construction – Barrier Ex Ltd
• Digital and Innovation – Monitor Coatings

Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn CBE, said: “Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists who have been recognised here tonight. It is fantastic to see so many businesses celebrating their hard work and success; the work they do is absolutely vital to North Tyneside’s economy and I’m delighted that we can honour them in this way.”

For photos and videos of the event, visit www.northtynesidebusinessawards.co.uk

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