KEEN jobseekers have inundated a Hartlepool firm with applications since it won the town’s top business award.
Bosses at Hart Biologicals say the number of CVs they have received has increased markedly since the firm won the Business of the Year title at the Hartlepool Business Awards.
Managing director Alby Pattison reflected on the firm’s fortunes at the Celebration of Success event at Wynyard Park.
He said: “The award win was a great boost for staff morale, but it has also given the company wonderful exposure in the region. It has certainly raised our profile where recruitment is concerned, and we’re seeing more and more CVs coming through. It’s fantastic that people know about us and want to come and work for us.”
Celebration of Success was organised by Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors and the Hartlepool Business Forum.
Alby also shared how he progressed from being a trained biochemist working in hospital labs to being manufacturer of blood-work products used by medics around the world. He spoke about how he has been supported to grow his business and how he is now supporting the science industry in Hartlepool.
John Megson, co-ordinator of the Hartlepool Business Forum, said: “Alby’s story and the success of Hart Biologicals is inspiring for all of us who are ambitious for our businesses here in Hartlepool. We have some outstanding companies here, in retail, manufacturing, technology, leisure, the services sector and more.
“From new start-ups to well-established businesses, this has been a great opportunity to acknowledge the talent and skills right here in the town.”
More than representatives of businesses from Hartlepool and across the Tees Valley attended Celebration of Success which is held in support of the Hartlepool Business Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements and successes of Hartlepool-based businesses.
Martin Levinson, partner at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors who organised the event, said: “Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has sponsored the Hartlepool Business Awards for a number of years, and we are looking forward to being involved again in 2013.
“This event was an opportunity to acknowledge all the sponsors, winners and finalists of the 2012 Awards, and give local businesses an opportunity to meet and network over lunch.”
Entries are now invited for the Hartlepool Business Awards 2013. To enter visit www.hartlepoolbusinessforum.co.uk, pick up and application form from the Hartlepool Enterprise Centre in Brougham Terrace, or call on (01429) 867677. The Hartlepool Business Awards 2013 will take place on Thursday, May 16 at Hartlepool Borough Hall.