Mon 30th Nov 2015
NI Chamber members take centre stage at UK Awards Gala
Image 1: Pictured (l-r) are Ian Henry (Windell); Mike Lawler (from sponsor NFU Mutual) and Rodney Hassan (Windell).
Image 2: Pictured are Spoon Street’s Katie Waddell (right) with Kirsty Good, Business Editor at Sky News (left)
Northern Ireland businesses took centre stage at the annual British Chamber of Commerce Awards in London last Thursday (26 November 2015) 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.
Windell Ltd, a leading manufacturer of high security and commercial glazing systems from Magherafelt and Katie Waddell, Co-Owner of Northern Ireland’s first self-serve frozen yoghurt bar Spoon Street, were crowned winners on the night having faced competition from over 70 companies from across the UK.
Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:
“The Chamber Awards are considered one of the UK’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards and provide the perfect platform for local businesses to establish themselves on a local and national stage.
“We are delighted that Windell and Spoon Street’s Katie Waddell have received the recognition and profile they deserve by seeing off competition from a number of firms across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
“It is companies such as these who will play a crucial role in helping the economy move from being good, to being great, in the months and years ahead.”
The 2015 Chamber Awards also presented a runner up honour to Henderson Retail for ‘Business in the Community’ – highlighting the firms’ commitment to corporate responsibility.
Now in its 12th year, the Chamber Awards are one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.
Visit Windell Ltd at: http://www.windell.co.uk/
Visit Spoon Street at: https://www.facebook.com/spoonstreetfrozenyogurt
Visit Henderson Retail at: http://www.henderson-group.com
To register for information on the 2016 Chamber Awards (launching in April 2016) please email firstname.lastname@example.org