Borough honours its firms at inaugural awards ceremony
Companies covering everything from home help to hospitality were recognised in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Business Awards. Pharmaceutical giant Almac, the area's best-known business, was chief sponsor at the awards, celebrated at Craigavon's civic and conference centre last Thursday.
Winners included Homecare Independent Living for its commitment to responsible business, and Newforge House, which shared the best tourism business gong with Blackwell House.
Jourdan Baird from Portadown won the the Sir Allen McClay young businessperson of the year - named after Almac's founder - for her contribution to her family's equipment business, Craigmore.
Roger Wilson, chief executive of the council, said the awards were "an unrivalled opportunity to showcase this borough's exciting and energetic business community".