Winners unveiled at Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards 2023
Published on:November 10, 2023

Thursday 9th November saw Causeway Chamber host it bi-annual Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards hosted by Sarah Travers at The Lodge Hotel. The evening provided a chance to network whilst enjoying a drinks reception provided by The Lodge Hotel and Bushmills Distillery.

This prestigious ceremony recognised and honoured the best of the Borough’s businesses on a local and national level. The Chamber was delighted to welcome back Randox Health as the Principal Sponsor of this year’s awards.

In the opening address James Kilgore, President of Causeway Chamber said, “We have a wealth of business within our region, organisations large and small, from entrepreneurs and start-up innovators to long standing family businesses spanning decades. All of whom operate and compete at the highest level they can, and tonight is an opportunity to celebrate those talents – recognising the progress made and reaching forward, to further excellence and creativity, underpinning our Chamber’s message that Causeway Coast & Glens is a ‘Great place to live, work and play’.

300 guests attended the sold out event including Mayor Steven Callaghan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Quality and Student Experience Odette Hutchinson, Chief Executive of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council David Jackson, Gregg McCann Vice President Derry Chamber, local businesses, award sponsors and the 80 finalists who eagerly waited to see if they were successful as winners of their category.

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of Randox said,

“I would like to congratulate those businesses who have been successful during the Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards, and to commend all participating businesses who have contributed so much to the wellbeing of our economy and to the provision of our wider social infrastructure.  Businesses are critical to generate the employment, wealth and services that are vital to the health of the Borough – and I thank the Causeway Chamber for their organisation and support for these awards.   It is important that we do mark the achievements and successes of the business community, upon which so much depends”.

“I wish all businesses in the Borough every success and good health, both personally and economically, as they move toward the Christmas season and into 2024”.

Karen Yates, Causeway Chamber CEO added, “Causeway Coast and Glens Business Awards would not have been possible without our businesses and continued support of all our sponsors. It is an honour to host these awards, to recognise the achievements and success in our region. It shows as a Borough we are continuing to excel and compete at a regional and national level.”

The judges were overwhelmed with the level of entries received which is a testament to the success of these biennial awards and the achievements of all businesses within the Borough. The awards highlighted that the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough is continuing to grow, compete and provide services at a local and global level. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists on the evening.

And the winners are….

Accommodation of the Year sponsored by AIB                           

Roe Park Resort

 Food Producer of the Year sponsored by Merrow Hotel & Spa

Europa Foods

 Excellence in Marketing Award sponsored by Eakin Healthcare              

Fuelwise Network Ltd 

Best Start up Business sponsored by Enterprise Causeway                                                                                                                                       Admin Answers NI

Best Young Person in Business sponsored by Bluebird Care, Coleraine                                                                                                                  Colum McMilan – Fuelwise Network Ltd

Business Growth Award sponsored by Danske Bank                                                                                                                                      

Maine Surface Finishing Ltd

Eco Champion Award sponsored by The Electric Storage Company

Triex Ltd

Community Impact Award sponsored by Riada Resourcing                                                                                                                                         Terex

Family Business of the Year sponsored by firmus energy                                                                                                                                        McAtamney’s Traditional Butchers

Best Eatery Award sponsored by First Choice Selection Services                            

Bob & Berts 

Retailer of the Year sponsored by Coleraine BID                                                                                                                                                     

Stable Lane Boutique

Small Business of the Year sponsored by Abbey Autoline

Turley Legal

Social Impact Award sponsored by Fuelwise Network Ltd                                                                                                          

Compass Advocacy Network (CAN)

Excellence in Innovation Award sponsored by Europa Foods                                  

Nicobrand 

Tourism Business of the Year sponsored by Tourism Ireland                                                                                                                                       North West 200

People Development Award sponsored by Ulster University                              

Cover Net

Excellence in Local Planning Award sponsored by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

Northern Regional College

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council                                                                       

Mr. Mervyn Whyte, North West 200

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