Wed 13th Apr 2016
Chamber Business Awards to showcase best of local business for 13th year running
Launching the awards are Christopher Morrow (Head of Communications at NI Chamber) and Rodney Hassan (Business Development Director at Windell).
Businesses from across Northern Ireland are invited to compete in the thirteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of Northern Ireland business. The Northern Ireland winners will then go on to compete against the winners from 11 other regions across the UK, culminating in a Gala Awards Dinner at the Brewery in London on 24 November 2016.
Last year, Northern Ireland winners took centre stage in London with Windell Ltd scooping the national award for Small Business of the Year and young entrepreneur Katie Waddell picking up the national Young Person in Business award.
Companies can enter seven categories, covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth, customer service and partnerships with the education sector:
- Commitment to People Development
- High Growth Business of Year
- Export Business of the Year
- Best use of Technology
- Small Business of the Year
- Education and Business Partnership
- Excellence in Customer Service
Chris Morrow, Head of Communications at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:
“Businesses are the driving force of the economy, which is why it is important for us to recognise and celebrate the contribution they make to both their local community and the wider economy.
“The broad spread of categories in the Chamber Business Awards reflects both the diversity of industries and skills of local firms, and the range of achievements and projects that they have been involved with.
“It is inspiring to see so many companies finding innovative ways to grow their business, which will in turn create jobs and wealth, and deliver economic prosperity. The Awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees.”
Ian Henry, Director at Windell, Winner of the ‘Small Business of the Year’ award last year, said:
“It was a real privilege to win the award from the Northern Ireland & British Chambers of Commerce, especially against such strong competition from the other finalists. We have continued to work hard to build on our decades of experience, and are immensely proud of our people and products, so it is wonderful to receive recognition for this.”
The closing date for entries is Friday 24 June 2016 with entrants being assessed and then declared a winner at regional level on 19 September 2016.
- enter the awards online at www.chamberawards.co.uk
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- follow @NIChamber and @chamber_awards on Twitter