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Corbridge, Northumberland, United Kingdom, 2009/04/27 - The heat winners of the 2008 NE Business Awards were formally announced in a ceremony at the Gosforth Park Hotel on the 19th March, with Cramlington-based retailer Bean Bag Bazaar clinching first place in the Internet & ICT category - BeanBagBazaar.co.uk.
Cramlington based retailer, Bean Bag Bazaar, received the 2008 NE Business Award for best use of Internet and ICT at the recent Tyneside and Northumberland heats. The event, held at the Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel on 19th March is the precursor to the North East finals which are to be held on 30th April 2009 at Harwick Hall.
Bean Bag Bazaar, which started as a small home-based business selling Bean Bags on Ebay, has recently undergone a successful expansion and has relocated to a large factory on the Easter Park industrial estate in Cramlington.
Mark Dolder, owner of Bean Bag Bazaar said "To win this award is fantastic. It provides recognition for the hard work we've put into the business and in particular the Internet marketing strategy we have implemented."
Bean Bag Bazaar work closely with ecommerce specialists Axida – who manage their various online stores, and Acopic, an internet marketing consultancy located in Corbridge, Northumberland.
Neil Turner, Director at Acopic commented "The award comes as no surprise. Although Bean Bag Bazaar isn’t a household name, they are a great example of a small company utilizing the internet to its full potential. They not only compete with, but outperform leading retailers in several highly competitive markets. I wish them all the best in the regional final."
The 2009 NE Business Awards is sponsored by the Newcastle Journal and the Evening Gazette, and is hosted in association with Business Link North East. The awards aims to highlight success stories across the North East and to raise the profile of North East based businesses.
To reserve a table at the NE Business Awards 2008 contact Kirsty Tarn, Events Manager on (0191) 2016072 or email kirsty.tarn[.]ncjmedia.co.uk.