Mon 10th Oct 2016
Local firms scoop prestigious business awards
Seven companies from across Northern Ireland have been crowned winners of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Chamber Business Awards for 2016.
The winners will now compete with other regional winners in the national finals in a bid to win the top UK business accolade in their category and a chance, as overall winner, to open the London Stock Exchange in early 2017.
NI Chamber has announced the following firms as the Northern Ireland winners for 2016:
- Small Business of the Year – Cloughbane Farm Foods
- Best use of Technology – Allstate NI
- Excellence in Customer Service – McElmeel Mobility Services
- Export Business of the Year – Bloc Blinds
- Commitment to People Development – Moy Park
- High Growth Business of the Year – MJM Group
- Education and Business Partnership – Belfast Metropolitan College (Springvale Campus)
The national winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner on 24 November 2016 at the Brewery in London.
The Chamber Awards is a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivotal role local businesses play in the UK’s continuing growth story.
Nick Coburn, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) said:
“Businesses are the driving force of the UK economy and they deserve recognition for the crucial role that they play.
“Our judging teams across the country are consistently impressed by the number of high calibre entrants in the awards, and this year’s competitors are no different. The creativity and determination shown by these businesses is a source of encouragement, knowing that the Northern Ireland economy is being driven by such hard-working and talented professionals.
“It’s important that we recognise and celebrate these businesses and ensure that we can provide the support and assistance they need to help them realise their growth ambitions. I wish them well as they go into the UK finals with a sense of pride in what they have achieved to date.”