Be Modern shortlisted for regional innovation award

Be Modern's new headquarters, Bedesway, Bede Industrial Estate, Jarrow -
Be Modern's new headquarters, Bedesway, Bede Industrial Estate, Jarrow -

A long-standing company in South Tyneside is in the running for a business award.

Be Modern Group Ltd has beaten off competition to be shortlisted for the Insiders ‘Made in the North East’ Awards in the innovation category.

The awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate excellence in manufacturing across the region.

Philip Cunliffe, Insider’s regional business editor, said: “I think this year’s shortlists truly reflect the diversity and strength of the manufacturing sector in the North East.

“The quality of submissions was very high this year and the judges had a hard job in selecting which companies went through. It’s also great to see SME businesses being recognised alongside some of the bigger companies.”

Based in Jarrow, Be Modern Group specialises in the manufacture of fires, fireplaces, stoves, bathroom and bedroom furniture in the UK, for over 50 years.

Mark Hunter, head of marketing at Be Modern, said “Made in the North East Awards recognise the best of the regions manufacturers and Be Modern is incredibly proud to be shortlisted for the Innovation award.”

The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner which will be held at the Ramside Hall Golf Club, County Durham, next month.