NI Chamber awards now open for entries
Peter Girvan, from 2018 winner The Lava Group, Louise Turley (NI Chamber) and Dr Rosita Zolnourian (from 2018 winner Fortress Diagnostics)

14 Mar 2019 / business Print

NI Chamber awards now open for entries

Entries are being invited for the 16th annual Chamber Business Awards hosted by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Showpiece event

A showpiece event in the business calendar, the awards recognise and promote the best of business in Northern Ireland. Winners go on to compete against other regions, culminating in a gala awards dinner at Tobacco Dock London in November this year.

Last year, Dungannon-based McAvoy Group was amongst the regional winners who went on to win a national award in London.

Companies – including law firms – can enter nine categories, covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth, customer service, family business, e-commerce and health, and wellbeing. Entrants are assessed under the following categories:

  • Small business of the year,
  • Export business of the year,
  • Best use of technology,
  • Employer of the year,
  • Workplace wellbeing award,
  • Customer commitment award,
  • High-growth business of the year,
  • Family business of the year,
  • E-commerce business of the year.

One of this year’s winners will open the market at the London Stock Exchange, as a prize.

Louise Turley (Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry) said: “Businesses are the driving force of the economy, which is why it is important for us to recognise and celebrate the contribution they make to both their local community and the wider economy.


“The awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees.”

The closing date for entries is Friday 28 June, with winners being chosen on 23 September. Businesses can enter the awards online at  

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