Backed for a third year in a row by Ulster Business magazine, the awards seek to honour Northern Ireland's best businesses across a wide spectrum of specialist areas.
From the inception of the Viscount Awards six years ago the emphasis of the competition has always been on recognising those businesses who are generating enduring and lucrative economic ties between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
The entrants will be judged by a panel comprising:
Business Development Manager, Aer Lingus NI
Editor, Ulster Business
Executive Director, Business Solutions
Group at Invest NI
Business Columnist, Irish Times
Business Editor, News Letter
Business Editor, Irish News
Chairman, CBI NI
Managing Partner, Arthur Cox
The Awards lunch will take place on 30 April 2014 at the Royal Automobile Club, London and nominations are invited in the following seven award categories; Most Innovative Company, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year (small, medium and large business categories), Exporter of the Year, and The Aer Lingus Viscount Award for Overall Excellence.
Closing date for entries is 11 March 2014.
In 2013, the judging panel deliberated over more than 100 companies before deciding on the eventual winners, who can be found here here.