Entering the awards
There are nine categories, each looking at performance over the past 12 months. More details on each award can be found below.
To enter, please download the word document for the relevant category, complete the form and then email your submission to email@example.com
The deadline for entries is strictly 5pm on Friday 24th March 2017. Please note that the judges’ decision is final and no feedback can be given on individual entries.
Best Business Start-Up Award
This award will recognise a young company that has displayed a strategic approach to business, who can demonstrate the successful implementation of that strategy and that has strong prospects for the future.
Best SME Award
This category recognises the SME that is deemed to have excelled in all functions of their business during in the last year. The winner of this award will be able to show significant commitment to producing and marketing a successful product or service.
Business Person of the Year Award
This award acknowledges the person who has achieved significant business success in the past 12 months, showing strong leadership skills and business acumen.
Employee Champion Award
This will be awarded to the company that can best demonstrate how it supports its employees, making it a better place to work.
Exporter of the Year Award
This will be given to the company that best demonstrates how it has increased export sales, with a clear commitment to expanding their business outside of Northern Ireland.
Fast Growth Business Award
This award is for a company that is profitable and growing fast. The winner will have achieved exceptional growth in areas such as sales, turnover and employee headcount in the last three years.
Innovation of the Year Award
This award honours the company that can demonstrate the successful development of an innovative product, process or service, or a new way of working.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to an individual who, in the opinion of the judges, has demonstrated an unrivalled record of achievement in Northern Ireland for many years, contributing significantly to the local economy.
Overall Excellence Award
This award will honour the company that the judges feel have achieved outstanding success throughout all parts of their business in the last 12 months.