Martino’s gets behind Best of Wearside awards

Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards 2014 - Leisure Award - Martinos presented by Trevor Hines MD of Station Taxis (left) Gavin Leng and Alfie Joey BBC Radio Newcastle (right)

Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards 2014 - Leisure Award - Martinos presented by Trevor Hines MD of Station Taxis (left) Gavin Leng and Alfie Joey BBC Radio Newcastle (right)

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A Best of Wearside sponsor is delighted to be on board for this year’s awards.

Martino’s in Sunderland is again backing the competition which aims to reward the city’s unsung heroes.

We know there are many people out there who are doing fantastic work in their neighbourhoods and we are delighted that the Best of Wearside Awards is there to honour them

Gavin Leng

Owner Gavin Leng said his passion for food was matched by his passion to herald the champions of community.

Mr Leng added: “We know there are many people out there who are doing fantastic work in their neighbourhoods, and we are delighted that the Best of Wearside Awards is there to honour them.”

Martino’s offers top-class food with an Italian flavour and many of the ingredients used at the restaurant in Dykelands Road, Sunderland, are imported from Italy.

That basis of excellence is why Martino’s is keen to reward the very best in the Wearside community.

This year, our competition is being held in association with Vantec Europe Ltd.

To help us in our quest, we have also been backed by some fantastic category sponsors.

They are Calsonic, Gentoo, Martino’s, TWR and UK Asbestos and we thank them all for their fantastic backing.

We have now completed the process of whittling down the excellent field and creating shortlists for each category.

Judges agreed that the standard in every category was outstanding and it was an almost impossible task to choose the winners.

However, the process has been completed and all that remains is the day when we will unveil this year’s winning line-up, and we will do that in a grand finale at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light this month.

That will be held on Thursday, November 19, and we are hoping to reward some truly deserving people with trophies and publicity.

After the event, buy the Echo for a supplement filled with photographs and reaction from this year’s Best of Wearside winners.