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Belfast Business Awards 2019 shortlist is revealed

by • April 2, 2019 • Business, FeaturedComments (0)437

The eager wait is finally over…today the shortlist for the Belfast Business Awards 2019 has been revealed…

Organised and hosted by Belfast Chamber with Principal Sponsor, Bank of Ireland UK, the annual, highly-coveted ceremony have become synonymous with recognising, promoting and rewarding the excellence of Belfast-based companies.

Over 100 of Belfast’s top businesses have made the shortlist spanning 21 categories, from customer service, creative, community, digital marketing, age-friendly to food and drink. The gala ceremony will take place on Friday 10th May 2019 at Titanic, Belfast.

The diverse 21 categories span from Best Technology Based Business, Environmental Best Practice, Best Company to Work for, and Young Business Person of the Year (under30) to the Bank of Ireland UK Lifetime Achievement award.

Commenting on this year’s shortlist Paul McClurg, Head of Business Banking Belfast from partner Bank of Ireland UK said: “We were absolutely delighted see such fantastic strength and quality across the breadth of businesses entries for this year’s awards.

“In successfully meeting the brief for boosting business it’s making the selection process an interesting one which will positively challenge the judges.

Paul concluded: “At Bank of Ireland we are delighted to be part of these local business “Begin” journeys, supporting them as they progress towards achieving their ambition to be recognised as well as sharing and celebrating their talent and success, as an important part of a strong, vibrant and diverse business community in Belfast.”

Rajesh Rana, President of Belfast Chamber commented: “Once again we are truly astounded at the sheer level of excellent entries who have taken the time to showcase their business for these awards.

“Over the next couple of weeks, a series of interviews will take place with a panel of judges to decide the overall winners in each category.

“There will also be extensive mystery shopping for the customer service and hospitality-based categories, so I encourage everyone to go the extra mile and showcase their business and staff to their absolute best ability.

“The awards night is a real highlight in the Belfast Chamber calendar. It’s a night to celebrate, to showcase your excellence, to network with your peers and to give yourself and team a well-deserved pat on the back.

“This year’s event will be held in the fantastic Titanic Belfast, the World’s Number One tourist destination and will be hosted once-again by Sarah Travers and Pete Snodden. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting Belfast Chamber.”

Rajesh concluded: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the entrants for the time and effort that has gone into the entries and to congratulate those shortlisted.”

The Belfast Business Awards will take place on Friday 10th May 2019 at Titanic Belfast. For tickets visit www.belfastchamber.com.

Picture caption: Clodagh Rice, Business Reporter at BBC Radio Ulster is pictured with Rajesh Rana, President of Belfast Chamber and Paul McClurg, Head of Business Banking Belfast from partner Bank of Ireland UK.

Full list of shortlisted finalists …
*Customer Service Excellence, Hospitality Sector sponsored by Power NI

Café Parisien
Titanic Hotel
Maryville House Tearooms Boutique B&B
Odyssey Bowl
Stay in Belfast Ltd
Victoria Square


*Customer Service Excellence, Independent Retailer sponsored by Andras Hotels

iPhix
Kukoon Rugs
Learning SPACE
Omnibus Home
Robinsons Shoes
Suitor Brothers Tailoring


*Customer Service Excellence, Professional Business Services sponsored by Specsavers

GOC Estate Agents
iMultiply
Keenan Healthcare
MCS Group
Newbridge Financial Planning Ltd
SureSkills


*Best New Business sponsored by Fintru

Brown O’Connor Communications
Halo Healthy Kitchen
Honeycomb Jobs
Karcher Center Belfast
Memento Floral Designs Ltd
Pride & Pinion

*Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by Belfast City Council, Health Development

East Belfast Mission
GLL
Open College Network NI (OCN NI)
TREECO Maintenance Service
Usel


*Best Family Business sponsored by Value Cabs

C.B. Contracts (NI) Ltd
Glandore
Karcher Center Belfast
Mount Charles
The Gregory Belfast
Wood Floor Warehouse

*Business Growth sponsored by Grant Thornton

BLK BOX
FinTrU
Houtman Scaffolding Ltd
Made to Engage
Mount Charles
Selective Travel Management

*Best Company to work for award sponsored by Willis Insurance

Bell & Company
FinTrU
GOLFNOW
NI Water
Paul Connan Ltd, McDonald’s Restaurant
Primark

*Best Marketing Initiative sponsored by Downtown, Cool FM, Downtown Country

Belfast One & Destination CQ
Beyond Skin Clinic
MCS Group
Translink (Glider)
Victoria Square
Visit Belfast

*Best Business Premises sponsored by Belfast One

GOLFNOW
House Belfast (Botanic Way Ltd)
Instil Software
MRP
Options Technology
Savills Ireland

*Young business person (Under 30) sponsored by Victoria Square

Becca Hume, TapSOS
Glen Stewart, We Are Vertigo
Holly Wilson, Belfast Cathedral – The Cathedral Church of St Annes
James Blake, Vindicta Digital
Karen McParland, Majestic Kitchens & Bedrooms Ltd
Laurance Henry O’Neill, O’Neill’s Funeral Directors

*Employee of the year sponsored by Castle Court

Adam Myles, Abacus Careers
Conor Mills, Uberfone
Glenn McCalmont, Tribal Burger
Kym Horner, MKB Law
Laura Banks, Francis Hanna & Company Solicitors
Leah McMullan, The Bake House

*Business person of the Year sponsored by Lacuna Developments

Aodhan Connolly, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
Gareth Murphy, Vertigo Holdings Ltd
Mary Leonard, Learning SPACE
Samuel J Anderson, Icemos Technology Ltd
Tara Simpson, Instil Software
Tom Smyth, Dream Apartments

*Creative Business sponsored by Destination CQ

Blick Studios
Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People
Collaborate
Kaizen Brand Evolution
NI Silver
Sugar Rush Creative

*Best Digital Business sponsored by Exterion Media

Dawson Andrews
Flowlens
Groundswell
Loud Mouth Media
Made to Engage
OBBI Solutions

*Best Hotel, sponsored by Linen Quarter BID

Crowne Plaza
Grand Central Hotel
Hampton by Hilton Hotel
Holiday Inn, Belfast City Centre
Ten Square Hotel
Titanic Hotel

*Best Age-Friendly Business sponsored by Belfast City Council, Age Charter

GLL/Better Belfast
Marks and Spencer
Translink 
Ulster Bank

*Best Technology Based Business sponsored by Mills Selig

Icemos Technology Ltd
Instil Software
MRP
Options Technology
SaltDNA
Sugar Rush Creative

*Environmental Best Practice

Camden Group
CastleCourt Shopping Centre
Eventmedic NI
MCL Consulting
The Morning Star
Ulster Supported Employment Ltd

*Best Eatery/Coffee Shop *COFFEE SHOP* sponsored by Red Box Media

Curated Kitchen & Coffee
Maryville House Tearooms & Boutique B&B
The Bake House
The Ivory Champagne Café

*Best Eatery/Coffee Shop *EATERY* sponsored by Red Box Media

Fish City Belfast
Freshly Chopped (Mount Charles)
Hadskis
The Ivory Restaurant
Tony & Jens

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