Tue 24th Mar 2015
The Chamber Awards are back! Apply Now
Roll call on red carpet for Northern Ireland businesses…
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) officially launched the annual Chamber Awards today.
The awards will be demonstrating the very best of business from across the region, highlighting the positive contribution that businesses make to the economy and to society as a whole.
Companies can enter into eight categories, covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth firms, community, young people and partnerships with the education sector.
For the first time in its history, the Chamber Awards will include an ‘Education and Business Partnership Award’, which will celebrate the efforts of schools and colleges to engage with their local business community.
The Northern Ireland winners will then go on to compete against the winners from 11 other regions across the UK and stand the chance of being crowned the overall UK winner in a national final in London – with the chance of winning a £10,000 cash prize.
The full list of categories this year is:
- Small Business of the Year
- Export Business of the Year
- High Growth Business of the Year
- People Development Award
- Best use of Technology to Improve Business Performance
- Education and Business Partnership Award
- Business in the Community Award
- Young Person in Business Award
Stephen McCully, Vice-President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:
“The Chamber Awards recognise and celebrate the contribution of businesses to their local community and the wider economy.
“We are hearing so many stories from dynamic companies about how they are making a positive contribution to their local communities, and finding new markets for their products and services at home and abroad. Our Awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees.
“This year we are introducing a category that recognises the partnership between education and business in order to develop the talents of our next generation. The award highlights the significance the Chamber Network and businesses place on preparing young people for the world of work.”
The closing date for entries is Friday 26 June 2015 with entrants being assessed and then declared a winner at regional level on 28 September 2015. The national final will take place on 26 November 2015 at The Brewery in London.
To enter online, go to www.chamberawards.co.uk or for further information you can contact Christopher Morrow, Communications Manager at NI Chamber on 028 90244113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.