Family business backs youth sport category of Best of South Tyneside Awards

Harlow Printing managing director Richard Walker.
Harlow Printing managing director Richard Walker.

A long-standing business is lending its support to the annual Best of South Tyneside Awards once again.

National print supplier Harlow Printing has come on board to help find the borough’s Young Sportsperson of the Year.

The business, which was established in South Shields more than 70 years ago, said its history in the town means it feels passionate about recognising the achievements of others who live and work in the area.

Managing director Richard Walker said: “Harlow Printing Limited are proud, once again, to sponsor The Best of South Tyneside Awards.

“As a local, family business with over 70 years trading, we feel strongly about recognising the achievements of our unsung heroes and this awards ceremony allows us to do just that.”

The Best of South Tyneside awards, this year, have the backing of Barbour; JML; BT South Tyneside; Northumbrian Water, UTS Engineering Ltd, Warmseal and South Tyneside College.

The finals evening, compered by Ray Spencer from The Customs House, will also feature the ever-popular Young Performer category.

Whoever wins will be following in the footsteps of last year’s winner Ellie Stephenson.

Other winners in 2017 included Billy Luther, a registered British show jumper, who was awarded the Young Sportsperson for coming a long way in the sport with a home- produced pony.

Among the numerous highlights of the night was the emotional moment when guests gave a standing ovation to the winners of the Child of Courage award.

Watch out for more tear-jerking moments at this year’s event.

You can follow the event on social media. Our reporting team will bring updates including the announcement of the winners as the finale progresses.

And then make sure you order your copy of our post awards supplement which will be published in the Shields Gazette on Wednesday, September 26.