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2017 Highlights

Take a look below to see a showcase of 2017's award winners.


Business of the Year and Manufacturing and Construction Award Winner 2017

GasTech Ltd

GasTech specialises in providing a wide range of HVAC systems in North Tyneside and across the UK.

Main Achievements:

  • Diversified into new sectors and can not only provide but can maintain all aspects of HVAC systems.
  • Training unskilled workers of all ages and giving them a long term career path in HVAC.
  • One of the leading installers in the UK of Bio Mass boilers which are backed by the government's 'Renewable Heat Incentive' and the energy saving trust.
     
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New Business Award Winner 2017

Leda Transport Solutions Ltd

Logistics Company that predominantly specialise in UK and European same day, Dedicated and Express transport.

Main Achievements:

  • Exceeding all targets set in original business plan including a turnover of nearly £300k and a net profit of over £50k
  • Moving from a home-based office to commercial premises in Killingworth
  • Gained a reputation for reliability and open lines of communication with over fifty customers
     
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Retail and Service Provider Award Winner 2017

Nirvana Europe Ltd

Providing travel, accommodation and logistical expertise to worldwide sporting events.

Main Achievements:

  • Official Travel Partner to Great North Run & all Great Run & Great Swim events since 1999. Elite athletes including Usain Bolt, Mo Farah & Jessica Ennis. 
  • Official Travel Partner to British Triathlon (2002), European Triathlon (2009, IRONMAN European (2009). Provision of services to the Great Britain elite squad including Olympic medal winners Alistair & Jonathan Brownlee.
  • Official Travel Partner to Celtic FC for all Champions League matches since 2017. 
     
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Leisure and Tourism Award Winner 2017

The View

High quality, locally sourced and fresh food and drink to residents and visitors, completing our service – with Crusoe’s - as ‘anchor tenants’ of the Long Sands and bringing year round life back to the beach. 

Main Achievements:

  • Served 300,000 customers and created 40 local jobs in our first 12 months
  • provided and managed toilet and accessibility facilities for all
  • helped to achieve Blue Flag status for the beach and supported the Borough as a sea food destination
     
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Green Business and Sustainability Award Winner 2017

Oaktree Lodge

Guest House & Bar/Lounge in Central Whitley Bay. A Popular Choice for the Business and Working Traveller and an Ideal base for families – Couples and tourists. 

Main Achievements:

  • North Tyneside in Bloom Winners 2017
  • Visit Britain 4 Star silver
  • Green Business - Silver Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme
     
Green Business and Sustainability
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