Good luck message to all the Portfolio entries

Graham Conway of Maxim Facilities Management.
Graham Conway of Maxim Facilities Management.

A cleaning company is pulling in customers from all over the country - and their latest move is to back the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards.

Sunderland-based Maxim Facilities Management is one of the fastest growing independent facilities management companies in the UK.

We strongly believe that North East businesses play a huge part in making the region such a great place to live and work, and the awards are a great way to celebrate their hard work, commitment and success

Graham Conway

It is also a sponsor of the Portfolio competition and managing director Graham Conway said the firm was “committed to supporting business in the North East and it is a privilege to be backing this year’s awards.”

He added: “We strongly believe that North East businesses play a huge part in making the region such a great place to live and work, and the awards are a great way to celebrate their hard work, commitment and success.

“They should be recognised for their hard work and commitment. Last year, there were some excellent organisations nominated for the awards and we can’t wait to see this years’ entries.

“We wish the very best of luck to all entrants and look forward to what will no doubt prove to be another great event.”

Maxim employs around 800 people from Southampton to Sterling and Mr Conway added: “Our USP lies in our customer focused approach and flat management structure, allowing us to respond rapidly and make important decision swiftly for our customers.

“This customer focused approach has enabled us to attract business from a wide range of prestigious businesses and public sector organisations across the UK.”

This year’s awards are now well under way but there is still plenty of time for people to submit entries.

Make it Sunderland is again our headline sponsor, and will sponsor our overall Business of the Year Award, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award, which is in the sponsor’s gift.

Make It Sunderland is also backing the contribution social enterprises make to the city in the Social Enterprise Award.

Other sponsors are Maxim, Quayside Exchange, K&L Groundworks, UKasl, North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC), Gentoo, Age UK Sunderland, The Bridges, Stagecoach North East, TTR Barnes and Sunderland College.

To nominate, send your name, address and telephone number, the name of the person or business you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known).

State which category your nomination applies to (from the list of categories) and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination (no more than 300 words).

Post your nomination to: Lynn Wild, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA, or email nicola.meldrum@jpress.co.uk or lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk.

Nominations must be received by September 2.