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The Port of Tyne is set to support the Pride of South Tyneside Awards for the twelfth year running.


This year the Port is sponsoring the Young Performer of the Year category, which is dedicated to showcasing the remarkable talent of South Tyneside's young people.

The awards are designed to recognise everything from South Tyneside's unsung heroes, to the exceptional talent and special achievements of the area's residents.

Susan Wear, Director of Corporate Affairs at the Port of Tyne said: "The Port is proud to be sponsoring this year's awards.  They are an inspiration for everyone living in South Tyneside.  In particular, the Young Performer of the Year award is a fantastic experience for young people who want to have a career in performing arts. It always reveals some incredible talent and this year the competition is tough again - it gets better every year."

Previous winners of the Young Performer category include X-Factor winners Joe McElderry and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, who have both gone on to have stellar careers in the music industry.

Councillor Ernest Gibson, former Mayor of South Tyneside and one of this year's judges said: "This year's awards will recognise the unsung heroes of 2014. Giving recognition to the people in the borough, for their extraordinary talent or their small acts of kindness, plays a vital role in building on South Tyneside's community spirit.

"These awards give us a chance to really demonstrate what people in South Tyneside have to offer."

Alongside the Young Performer of the Year category there are also numerous other awards including Carer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Community Group of the Year.

The awards ceremony will be held on 12 June 2014 at the Quality Hotel, Boldon.  


For further information please contact:

Lisa Donohoe, Public Relations Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 191 455 2671 Mobile: +44 (0)79123 90777 E: Twitter: @Port_of_Tyne


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