From left, chairperson of the judging panel, Professor Mark Durkin, Belfast Telegraph business editor Margaret Canning and Ulster Bank head in Northern Ireland, Mark Crimmins.
In February, The Belfast Telegraph launched the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2022 in partnership with Ulster Bank.
Companies are invited to enter Northern Ireland’s most prestigious business awards before the deadline of April 11.
There are 15 categories including a new category of Climate Recognition, and a Food and Drink category.
Mark Crimmins, head of Ulster Bank, NI said: “The Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank will recognise companies that have demonstrated a remarkable ability to overcome challenges, a flair for innovation and above all, an unwavering commitment to succeed.
“Regardless of size or sector, the awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your achievements and resilience, something which is of great importance after the difficulties businesses have experienced in recent times.
“I would encourage all businesses to enter the awards this year and am especially pleased we have introduced a special Climate Recognition category which will highlight those companies implementing sustainable business practices.
“Also new for 2022 is a Food and Drink category which will allow the many great growers and producers from these parts to come forward and share their story.”
Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life Editor in Chief Eoin Brannigan said: “We’re delighted to launch the 2022 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards and would like to thank Ulster Bank for its continued support as our headline sponsor.
“This year we are hopeful that we’ll be able to hold a full gala awards ceremony to announce our winners.
“It would be a pleasure to welcome winners and guests in person and a signal that things are returning to normal after a difficult time.”
Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony in Belfast’s Crowne Plaza Hotel in May 26.
- Ulster Bank – Outstanding Commitment to Climate Action
- Ulster University Business School – Excellence in the Development of Management & Leadership
- Sparq – Best Use of Digital and/or social media
- Asda – Food & Drink Company of the Year
- Retail NI – Retailer of the Year
- OSG Cloud – Excellence in Innovation
- Wilson Nesbitt – Best Large Company
- Queen’s University – Young Business Person of the Year
- VenYou – Best Start-up or Emerging Business
- Almac – Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
- Down Royal – Best Medium Company
- Eir evo – Best Small Company
- NI Chamber – Excellence in Marketing
- Belfast Harbour – Excellence in Exporting
- Kingsbridge Diamond Club – Excellence in Workplace Health & Wellbeing
To enter, go to www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/businessawards/enter