Two Peterlee businesses have been nominated at the Sunderland Echo’s Portfolio business awards.

East Durham Business Service (EDBS) and Peterlee Glass will find out if they’re among the winners on Thursday, October 26, at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light.

EDBS is nominated in the ‘Social Enterprise’ category, sponsored by Sunderland City Council, while Peterlee Glass is up for the ‘Medium Business of the Year’ award, sponsored by TTR Barnes.

Denise Fielding is Operations Director at EDBS. She said: “It’s a real honour to be nominated for this award, especially as we don’t know who has put us forward for it.”

Leanne English from the Peterlee Business Park Group said: “It’s fantastic to see two of our companies nominated for these prestigious regional awards.

“Peterlee Glass has undergone massive growth and recently completed its move to new premises in the area, all in the year it celebrated its 40th birthday, so it’s fitting that it makes the shortlist in the ‘Medium Business of the Year’ category.

“East Durham Business Service is also doing some fantastic work to support people in the local community so it would be fantastic to see them crowned winner.”