P C Henderson has won an accolade at the British Chamber Awards, which celebrates the nation’s best businesses.

The event at Tobacco Dock, London, last week was its 15th year, with more than 70 companies competing across 14 award categories. It was hosted by TV presenter Jenni Falconer and the headline sponsor was Facebook.

After winning the regional finals of the North East Business Awards back in April, sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer P C Henderson was selected by the North East England Chamber of Commerce to represent the region at the national finals. It beat eight other companies in the Export Award category, which recognises businesses that have generated substantial success in international trade.

P C Henderson’s export sales currently account for over 70% of overall sales and the company exports to more than 70 countries worldwide. Judges cited product adaptation, meeting market specific preferences and putting the diverse needs and preferences of its customers as the reasons for its win.

Managing Director Trevor Cossins said: “Exporting on the scale that we do isn’t easy - it takes a huge amount of dedication.

“We have listened to our customers first hand and transferred this knowledge into developing products that suit specific market requirements.

“To be named the best exporting company in the UK is recognition of the highest kind and we couldn’t be happier.”

Pictured are Shannon Diett, Vice President of Marketing at DHL Express (left), and Trevor Cossins, Managing Director of P C Henderson.