Businesses set to shine at awards

BIG names in Banbridge business will be out in force this Thursday for a night of celebrating all that is good in the world of business across the district

Thursday, 7th October 2010, 12:36 pm
Updated Friday, 8th October 2010, 2:48 pm

The Leader and District Business Awards will kick off in the Belmont Hotel at 7.00pm, with politicians joining businessmen and women for a glitzy ceremony.

The ceremony aims to recognise the talent, entrepreneurship and excellence that exists across the full range of business and commerce in the area.

Featuring a delicious dinner, awards ceremony, and entertainment from well-known Belfast comedian and creator of “Folks on the Hill” Sean Crummey, the event is sure to make for a fantastic night.

Banbridge Leader editor John Hooks said the night will be a celebration of the many successful businesses throughout the district.

“The inaugural business awards will be a chance for all the wonderful businessessmen and women throughout the area to be recognised for their hard work throughout the year,” said Mr Hooks.

“The Leader is proud to be heading an event which will give recognition to the businesses at the heart of our community in the town and further throughout the district.”

The awards, which are running on a theme entitled “From Flax to the Future”, have been sponsored by Banbridge District Council and Tesco.

There are nine award categories, including Best Retailer, Best Entrepreneur, Best Export Business, Best Outlet Business, Best Young Business Person, Best Community Engagement Award, Best Environmental Business Award, and Excellence in People Development.

Two of the awards, The Good Food Award and Best Customer Service Award have been voted for by readers, giving Leader readers a chance to be a part of this special event.

The ceremony aims to recognise the wide variety of aspects required for a successful business. The 2010 awards theme pays homage to the long history of individual and collective industry upon which local towns have taken root and flourished and the companies which carry

on that tradition today.

“Everyone at the Leader is looking forward to what promises to be a great night,” added Mr Hooks.

Tickets are available from the Leader office at a cost of 50 per person. Simply call into our office on Bridge Street or phone 028 40662745.

The Leader would once again like to thank Tesco, Banbridge District Council and all the category sponsors for their support for this historic event.