GLOBAL natural iced drinks manufacturer Polar Krush has been shortlisted in the Food and Drink category in the Made in the North East Awards 2017.

The event recognises and rewards the excellence of those operating in the industry and aim to showcase manufacturers that are doing amazing work and producing world-class products in new and innovative ways.

The company, based in Ashington, have been shortlisted after the judging panel took into consideration account innovation, commercial success and business development, along with use of regional products.

Paul Goldfinch, founder of Polar Krush said, “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Made in the North East Awards. I am very proud to live and work in the North East and this is a fantastic achievement for my talented team who make all of this possible.

The company is at a point of rapid growth and it is fantastic to see our achievements recognised in the region.”

It is the sixth year that Insider has held the awards in the North East, with all ten winners automatically entered into the national manufacturing final – Made in the UK Awards – which will be taking place in the summer 2018.

Philip Cunliffe, regional business editor at Insider, organisers of the awards, said: “This year’s shortlists contain many names that haven’t featured before but which I regard as the unsung heroes of the manufacturing sector in the region. We look forward to highlighting them on the night and showcasing the excellent work they do.”