Products company JML backs Gazette’s Best of South Tyneside Awards

Shaun Tebble, JML chief operations officer.
Shaun Tebble, JML chief operations officer.

A popular products company is looking forward to recognising outstanding entrepreneurs in the annual Best of South Tyneside Awards.

JML have come on board as a sponsor once again for this year’s awards, which look to recognise outstanding people in the borough.

The company, which sells products in major retailers including ASDA and Boots, has a large part of its business based in South Shields.

As a result, the company feels strongly about honouring the achievements of local entrepreneurs as it backs the Entrepreneur of the Year Award category.

Shaun Tebble, JML chief operations officer, said: “At JML we are passionate about UK innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Just over 40% of our business is based and works out of our South Shields logistics/customer care base. 
“It is great for us to support the Best of South Tyneside awards where local companies are highlighted for their achievements and excellence.”

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

The finals evening, on Wednesday, September 19, 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-trained 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.