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Updated information in relation to Coronavirus situation

As you are fully aware, we are in unchartered and exceptionally challenging waters with the health, social and economic impact locally and across the world caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to continue to support our member businesses and city economy as much as we can over the next number of months and with that as our main focus, we felt it was the right thing to postpone the Belfast Business Awards which were planned to culminate with a Gala evening on 22nd May. Now is not the time to ask businesses to enter awards when fighting this pandemic is so critical, we hope you understand and support our decision. Your entry is safe and secure and will still be valid when the awards continue later in the year.

Looking ahead as positively as we can with the current information available to us, we have reserved a new date of Friday 2nd October for our Gala evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. We have then, as a consequence, rescheduled relevant dates as below:

  • The awards website will remain open for entries up to a cut-off date of midnight, Monday 17th August 2020.
  • The 2020 finalists shortlist would be issued on Tuesday 25th August.
  • Finalist interviews and relevant mystery shopping audits would take place from Monday 31st August through to Tuesday 8th September.
  • The Gala Ball will take place on Friday 2nd October 2020.

As with everything currently relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will watch and take Government advice when necessary and the above dates may change. We will keep you fully informed.

Simon Hamilton
CEO Belfast Chamber

Key Dates for 2020
Online entry opens:

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Closing date for all entries:

Midnight on Monday 17th August 2020

Judging commences:

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Shortlist announced:

Tuesday 25th August 2020

Finalist interviews:

Monday 31st August 2020 through to Tuesday 8th September 2020

Gala night details for 2020
Gala Awards Night:

Friday 2nd October 2020


Crowne Plaza, Belfast


Pete Snodden and Sarah Travers


£100 + VAT per head (Members) £120 + VAT (Non-members)

Dress Code:

Black Tie / Formal

(Updated 30th March 2020 in relation to Coronavirus situation)