Three companies that represent the breadth of the North East’s creative sector are competing for a prize at the North East Business Awards .
Sunderland’s Cento Clothing, Middlesbrough-based Ithica Films and Newcastle’s ShineVision are the three shortlisted entries for the Best Creative Company prize, one of two categories at the award that are not contested at the three regional heats, with the finalists nominated simply for the final.
Judges in the category are looking companies that have shown innovation, good business practice, determination to succeed and commercial success.
The prize will be announced at the awards’ grand final, which is being held at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield on April 27.
Cento Clothing Ltd
Cento Clothing helps fashion brands with everything from design and sourcing to sampling and production.
As a new company, it has grown over the last three years, moving into new premises and taking on new employees. It uses social media to gain new clients and promote its work and the clients it manufactures for.
It also has its own clothing brand and offers a bespoke design service for logos, prints and garments, currently filling a huge gap in the market, offering a service where clients have a reliable UK contact rather than reaching out to a risky overseas manufacturer.
Clients stretch to Denmark, Iceland and Australia.
By tapping into one of the most powerful mediums in the world, Ithica Films help businesses stir emotions, provoke reactions and capture imaginations.
Founded on Teesside in 2014, the company has gone from strength to strength, delivering more than 300 films across a number of sectors, creating and growing a skilled and talented team, crafting promotional, marketing films.
Covering everything from creative direction and script development, through to filming, design and post-production, it films things from a new perspective using the latest technology.
It has an extremely capable team who deliver creative, engaging and intelligent films on budget and on time.
Cloud-based software provider ShineVision supports stakeholders in the management of asbestos, fire, gas and water compliance.
Shine Software is now recognised as the leading compliance software in the UK.
Innovation has played a key role in taking what started as a blank piece of paper over a frothy cup of coffee in developing a cloud-based centralised environment including a surveying app that allows all stakeholders to fulfil their roles and responsibilities.
A small dedicated team are constantly striving to develop features and functionality that drive efficiency.
Its biggest strength comes from a desire to inject fresh ideas and the latest technology into the health and safety sector.
Source : Chroniclelive