Hart Biologicals celebrated not one but two major wins at this year’s Made in the North-East awards held by Insider Media.

The company was named Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m) and Exporter of the year on top of also being shortlisted in the Innovation category and the Apprenticeship and training category at the sixth annual ceremony at Redworth Hall in Darlington.

The awards are undertaken each year to ‘recognise and reward the manufacturing talent and skills that the North East has and to give local companies the opportunity to celebrate world-class quality and excellence.’

Hart Biologicals will now be going through to the national finals of the awards in Liverpool next year.

Alby Pattison, Managing Director of Hart Biologicals, said: “We’re incredibly honoured to have won both awards.

“All of the categories on the night were incredibly competitive and all of those shortlisted must be commended on the excellent work they are doing to bring manufacturing to the forefront of this region.

“We were shortlisted in four categories throughout, so to take away the prize for two of those was a brilliant feeling.

“The awards are a huge testament to our staff and the incredibly hard work they do every day. From our placement students and apprentices, to our Senior Management every member of staff should be proud of their contribution.

“We’re looking forward to going through the national final next year and meeting even more excellent businesses from the whole of the UK.”

The two new awards take the grand total of wins up to four awards in 2017 alone, after previously winning both the Innovation Award and Export Award at the Teesside heat of the North-East Business Awards back in April.