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Castlereagh Business Awards 2014
The Castlereagh Business Awards shall reward and recognise businesses which are thriving and flourishing in the current climate. The awards are an acknowledgment of the successes of Castlereagh’s diverse business community.
Culminating in a celebration champagne and canape evening which will take place on the 26th of March 2014. The awards are free to attend by local businesses and offer sponsoring and nominated businesses a fantastic opportunity for networking and celebration.
The Castlereagh Business Awards will feature 10 categories covering all sectors and entries will be judged by a high-profile panel featuring some of the borough’s leading business professionals.
The Castlereagh Business Awards will feature 10 categories covering all sectors and entries will be judged by a high-profile panel featuring some of the borough’s leading business professionals. The Categories are:
Award for Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism
To recognise the top businesses working within the food and drink sector including restaurants, bars, pubs, cafe’s, takeaways and catering suppliers
Award for Excellence in Export
This category is open to any Castlereagh based organisation who’s principle business activity is the export of products, services or intellectual property rights to non-UK markets.
Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland
Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability
To recognise the businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to reducing their or others environmental impact
Award for Employee of the Year
To recognise businesses that can demonstrate exceptional commitment to training and workforce development with specific focus on improving learning and working opportunities for young people
Award for Excellence in Customer Service
To celebrate the businesses in any sector that have gone the extra mile to put customer service at the heart of the business and that deliver outstanding service excellence that the borough of Castlereagh can be proud of.
Award for excellence in Innovation
To celebrate the borough’s leading technology-based product and service providers including telecommunication businesses, IT support and IT services.
Award for Business of the Year
To acknowledge the best businesses in the borough from any business sector. The winning business must be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership and vision and a successful performance against it’s objectives.
The Mayors Award for best Social Business
A Social business is a cause-driven business. It must be financially sustainable and mission-oriented. The company must achieve its social objective and at the same time cover all costs through a revenue model. The success of the business is not measured by the amount of profit made in a given period, but the impact of the business on people or the environment.
Award for best new business in Castlereagh
This Award will go to a new local business person who has launched a new venture with passion, enthusiasm and an unwavering desire to succeed.
Award for Excellence in Rural Achievement
This award will be presented to an outstanding rural business that balances the need to be competitive with a responsibility to the local environment and community.