Excitement builds for awards

Preparations are now in the final stages for the Causeway Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Business Awards.

Poised in the wings, businesses large and small are set to be honoured in this exciting bi-annual Awards ceremony on Friday 27th September at the University of Ulster. Judges have spent over 100 hours judging entrants across the fourteen awards categories and we are delighted to announce our finalists. The winning businesses will be announced at the Gala Awards ceremony in the Diamond, University of Ulster, Coleraine.

This glamorous black tie dinner and awards ceremony will be hosted by local celebrity Sarah Travers. Sarah said: “I am absolutely delighted to be involved in the Coleraine Borough Business Awards. It is vitally important to recognise and reward business success and it is a testament to the vitality of the Coleraine Borough that such a tremendous level of entries were received across all the categories. As a local resident I am looking forward to an evening on home ground presenting the awards and look forward to seeing all the finalists and sponsors there”.

Ticket holders will be welcomed to the event with a drinks reception sponsored by Old Bushmills Distillery. For further details about Coleraine Borough Business Awards or to reserve tickets for the awards ceremony on contact the Chamber office on 028 7034 3111.

Prof Marie McHugh, Dean of the Ulster Business School said: “we are delighted to be principal sponsors of the 2013 Coleraine Borough Business Awards and help mark the creativity and success of Coleraine’s local businesses. These Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the excellence of our local businesses and we are proud to be associated as principal sponsor.”

Ian Donaghey MBE, President of Causeway Chamber commented: “The business awards Gala evening will be a special night for several reasons. This awards ceremony recognises achievement across the diverse sectors of business in the Borough. We want to recognise the achievements of innovation & Technology, professional & financial services, retail and tourism businesses. Every local company and Chamber member has been encouraged to enter the awards process and we have been delighted with the level and quality of entries.”