Bank of Ireland UK is delighted to be the Principal Sponsor of the Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce Business Awards 2019. We are proud of the Bank’s long history in Northern Ireland which dates back to 1825 and the opening of branches in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Newry. Then and today our focus is to ensure we play an important part in enabling our customers and communities to thrive which is why this year’s awards theme of boosting confidence, competitiveness and creativity is a fantastic way to support that. Paul McClurg, Head of Belfast Business Banking commented: "We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce for the delivery of the annual Belfast Business awards.  In these times of highly competitive, fast pace and global trading environment we understand the value and importance of showcasing the very best of business leadership, talent, innovation and ambition that Belfast businesses have to offer.” Bank of Ireland has five branches and a business banking team locally based within the greater Belfast business community there is direct access to a Business Manager or Adviser who is eager to work together with the local business community and customers to develop a strong understanding of their business and add real value to the achievement of their ambitions.”