Boosting confidence, competitiveness and creativity – the Belfast Business Awards 2019 entry countdown is on…

There are just ten days left to enter the most prestigious business awards in Northern Ireland; The Belfast Business Awards.
Midnight on Friday 22nd March 2019 - will be your last chance to enter the annual awards which are firmly established as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive business environment.

Now in their fifth year, the awards are organised by Belfast Chamber with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland UK and have become synonymous with recognising excellence and celebrating outstanding achievements across a range of sectors in Northern Ireland.

The diverse 21 categories span from Best Technology Based Business, Environmental Best Practice, Best Company to Work for, and Young Business Person of the Year (under30) to the Bank of Ireland UK Lifetime Achievement award. The awards will be held in the iconic Titanic Belfast on Friday 10th May 2019.

Rajesh Rana, President of Belfast Chamber commented: “The count-down is well and truly on and we are excited to receive the entries which always astound our independent judges with their creativity, their business excellence and the exceptional talent identified right here in Belfast.

“We are now putting the final touches to our awards which are set to be our best and most celebratory Belfast Business Awards to-date, recognising an absolutely outstanding calibre of business in the City.

Successful past winners highlight “Boosting confidence, competitiveness and creativity as just three of the many benefits of winning a Belfast Business Award.
“Not only are the awards a great opportunity to showcase your talents and celebrate with your team, but we always go the extra mile with entertainment to ensure that it is a memorable night full of fun and enjoyment.”
Rajesh concluded, “I encourage as many businesses to enter as possible. Entry is free, online and accessible from”

Paul McClurg, Head of Belfast Business Banking at Bank of Ireland UK commented: “We are delighted to partner with Belfast Chamber for the opportunity to reflect the quality and diversity of business talent in Belfast as the City continues to change and strive towards becoming a smart city, one where businesses want to be based, and where people want to live.

“I would encourage business owners, managers and individual staff members to take time to enter these awards – anyone who is on the fence, should not hesitate. It will be one of the best investments you can make in your business for future growth.”

The Belfast Business Awards will take place on Friday 10th May 2019 at Titanic Belfast. If you are interested in entering the Belfast Business Awards visit Entry deadline is midnight, Friday 22nd March 2019.

Full list of categories and sponsors…
*Customer Service Excellence, Hospitality Sector sponsored by Power NI
*Customer Service Excellence, Independent Retailer sponsored by Andras Hotels
*Customer Service Excellence, Professional Business Services sponsored by Specsavers
*Best New Business sponsored by Fintru
Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by Belfast City Council, Health Development
*Best Family Business sponsored by Value Cabs
*Business Growth sponsored by Grant Thornton
*Best Company to work for award sponsored by Willis Insurance
*Best Marketing Initiative sponsored by Downtown, Cool FM, Downtown Country
*Best Business Premises sponsored by Belfast One
*Young business person (Under 30) sponsored by Victoria Square
*Employee of the year sponsored by Castle Court
*Business person of the Year sponsored by Lacuna Developments
*Creative Business sponsored by Destination CQ
*Best Digital Business sponsored by Exterion Media
*Best Hotel, sponsored by Linen Quarter BID
*Best Age-Friendly Business sponsored by Belfast City Council, Age Charter
*Best Technology Based Business sponsored by Mills Selig
*Environmental Best Practice
*Best Eatery/Coffee Shop sponsored by Red Box Media
*Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland
*Please note, to be a valid entrant, your business must be located in Belfast or you must be a member of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce. *

Photo caption: Paul McClurg, Head of Belfast Business Banking at Bank of Ireland UK is pictured alongside Rajesh Rana, President of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Sarah Travers who will co-host the event at Titanic Belfast on Friday 10th May (alongside Pete Snodden).

Countdown is on!