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Midlands International Trade Awards Shortlist Unveiled

International Trade AwardThe shortlist for Insider's 2014 Midlands International Trade Awards has been revealed. Almost 30 of the region's top exporters will slug it out for nine separate awards.

The prestigious awards dinner will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the NEC on 9 October.

An experienced panel of business leaders and advisers – made up of David Bailey, professor of industrial strategy at Aston Business School, Baxter Freight owner Ian Baxter, UKTI deputy regional director Christine Hamilton, Sally Swann, JLT Specialty head of office, and Min Rose, senior executive of Asia Business Centre in Nottingham – judged the entries.

Dominic Jermey, chief executive of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government body responsible for encouraging businesses to export more, is this year's guest speaker.

Aimed at showcasing the achievements of companies excelling across the globe, Insider's International Trade Awards recognise businesses which are continually investing overseas.

The 2014 shortlist is:

International Logistics Award
-Global Freight
-Exact Logistics
-Fresh Logistics

New Exporter Award
-Serious Games International
-Belt Upp
-The Shavedoctor

Technology Award
-Postcode Anywhere
-GuyKat Solutions
-Viezu Technologies
-EG Solutions
-Fast React Systems

Manufacturing & Engineering Award
-Abacus Lighting
-Ezi-Dock Systems
-MarchantCain Design
-Nova Laboratories
-The TEW Group
-Ultraseal International

Education Award
-University of Derby
-University of Nottingham
-GuyKat Solutions

Export Advisor Award
-Rhead Group
-BDO

Rapid Export Growth Award
-Greenbank Group
-Postcode Anywhere
-BanaBay
-Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies
-The TEW Group

SME Exporter Award
-Postcode Anywhere
-Ezi-Dock Systems
-Nova Laboratories
-Greenbank Group
-Viezu Technologies

Medium-Sized and Large Exporter Award
-BDO
-University of Nottingham
-TTG
-Rhead Group
06 October 2014

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