Extended Deadline for this Year’s Trades Awards


The deadline for entries into the yearly Trades Awards, brought to you by Xcite Media, has been moved back from the 29th of February to the 7th of March as a result of a swarm of interest in the awards and associated registration to them. The change in deadline will allow for tradesmen and organisations to still confirm their registration for the awards where they will be able to showcase their achievements with the rewards that follow.

This year’s awards, thus far, have received a landmark number of entries, which is the key reason behind the extension for more organisations to enter, recognising that it would be a shame for businesses to miss out. In total, it has actually been shown that the number of organisations registering for the awards this year, has in fact trebled since the original launch of the awards back in 2013. Nodding to the level of interest this year as an incredible achievement, Director at Xcite Media, Darren Ross commented: “This increased interest reflects the huge support that they have received from the north-east trades and construction industry across the past three years.”

Maintaining hope that the extended deadline will encourage more people looking to showcase their skills to sign up to the awards, Darren Ross also stresses that this will also give interested parties the opportunity to also enter into additional categories. Also encouraging members of the public to assist in nominating tradesmen and apprentices who they feel are worthy of recognition, Darren Ross also looks to encourage people to share case study examples of excellence across the sector so that people and businesses can receive the recognition they deserve.

With applications having no submission fee, the awards are open to businesses of all sizes and shapes, with a total of 15 categories for businesses to choose from – of these, up to 3 categories can be chosen. The winners of the awards will then be announced at the final event on the 10th of June this year.


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