Causeway Chamber launch Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards 2019
Showcasing the best in business and entrepreneurship within Causeway Coast & Glens Borough
Causeway Chamber of Commerce is delighted to once again welcome Randox Health as the principal sponsor for the 2019 Causeway Coast and Glens Business Awards. The awards were officially launched on Friday 12 April at Dundarave Estate.
The awards are organised bi-annually by Causeway Chamber of Commerce and demonstrate the very best of business from across the region, highlighting the positive contribution that businesses make to the economy and to society as a whole.
Murray Bell, President of Causeway Chamber, said: “The awards which have been running since 2005 are not only about celebrating past success but are about setting future aspirations to reach new standards of excellence, underpinning the Chamber’s ambition that the Borough becomes ‘the California of the north’ and a prime location to live, work and grow. Causeway Coast and Glens Business Awards provides an insight into the wealth of business talent and success, across all sectors that this region has much to be proud of and this year will be no exception. The 18 award categories have been carefully reviewed to reflect the changing dynamic of our borough and we are confident that you will find a category to suit you. Remember that these awards are FREE to enter.
Within our Borough we have dynamic companies that are making a positive contribution to their local communities and finding new markets for their products and services at home and further afield. Our awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees and it is great to see the mix of businesses at the awards, representing sectors from services to manufacturing to retail.”
Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox Managing Director commented; “We are delighted to return to the Causeway Coast to once again support the borough’s Business Awards, which play such a prominent role in nurturing local business. As a company headquartered in County Antrim, with an additional branch of Randox producing premium quality jams, chutneys, juices and meats from Dundarave right here in Bushmills, we’re very committed to our roots. We relish the chance to recognise the backing we have received over the years whilst simultaneously celebrating the successful businesses in the area that contribute so significantly to our economic and social development. We are very much looking forward to the Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards and to sharing our message with its guests – that with Randox Health, you can extend your life, to live healthier for longer.”
The full list of categories this year is: Tourism Business of the Year sponsored by TOURISM IRELAND Accommodation of the Year sponsored by FIRST TRUST BANK Training & Development Award sponsored by ULSTER UNIVERSITY Technology Business of the Year sponsored by NORTH WEST REGIONAL COLLEGE Retailer of the Year sponsored by CAUSEWAY COAST & GLENS BOROUGH COUNCIL Prosperity & Place Best Marketing Initiative sponsored by ARMSTRONG MEDICAL Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility sponsored by RIADA RESOURCING Small Business of the Year sponsored by AUTOLINE INSURANCE GROUP Environmental Best Practice Award sponsored by ATG GROUP The Creative Industries Award sponsored by PRINTING.COM @ZING Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by MC DONALDS AgriBusiness of the Year sponsored by BANK OF IRELAND Best Start up Business sponsored by ENTERPRISE CAUSEWAY Business Growth Award sponsored by DANSKE BANK Family Business of the Year sponsored by firmus energy Best Young Person in Business sponsored by NORTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE Good Food Award sponsored by FIRST CHOICE RECRUITMENT Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by CAUSEWAY COAST AND GLENS BOROUGH COUNCIL
The closing date for entries is Friday 17th May with entrants being assessed and the finalists announced in week commencing 3rd June 2019.
We are delighted that Sarah Travers will return to compere the Awards ceremony which will take place on Friday 21 June at The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine. This is now a major event in the Borough’s social calendar, so put that date in your diary now. The Chamber promises an excellent evening so come along, network and most importantly help us celebrate and reward all that is THE best in business in our Borough.