A leading Coleraine company has won a top honour at the annual Enterprise Northern Ireland awards held in Belfast.
Armstrong Medical received a special recognition award for business impact, with the award being sponsored by Business First Magazine.
Local enterprise and entrepreneurship was celebrated at the annual NI awards.
The purpose of the awards is to showcase the work done by the Northern Ireland small business community and the efforts of the local enterprise agency network to support business development.
Established since 1984, family owned and managed Armstrong Medical is recognised as a leading manufacturer of superior quality disposable respiratory products for anaesthesia and critical care application and currently employs 115 staff, markets to over 70 distributors in 50 countries and is continuing to develop its product range into neo-natal respiratory systems and deep sea diving.
John Armstrong, MD of Armstrong Medical, said: “It is a great honour to receive a special recognition award at the Northern Ireland Enterprise Awards. This award is testimony to all the great work that goes on in Armstrong Medical and to the superb staff employed here.”
Hosted by broadcaster Sarah Travers, the keynote speaker was Junior Minister, Jonathan Bell.
Chief Executive of Enterprise NI, Gordon Gough, said: “Enterprise Northern Ireland is the voice of local entrepreneurship and we’re very pleased to celebrate great examples of local ingenuity and talent. Helping to develop strong companies that create employment and export across the world is an important part of what we do.
“These awards are an excellent chance to recognise hard work and dedication of businesses and members of the ENI network. Whether it is through offering business support or highlighting access to finance initiatives, enterprise agencies are playing an important role in stimulating Northern Ireland’s economy.”