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In Pictures: Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011

Published 13/04/2011

Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in Shaw's Bridge. Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Roisin Molloy, Laura Houston, Lynda Campbell and Victoria Gault <b>Click image above to launch Gallery</b>
Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in Shaw's Bridge. Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Roisin Molloy, Laura Houston, Lynda Campbell and Victoria Gault Click image above to launch Gallery
Victoria Gault of Andor Technology is presented the award for Excellence in Exporting by Kevin Kingston (Northern Bank) and Nicola Wright (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Conor Walsh and Colin Walsh
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.11 Outstanding Business of the Year sponsored by bmiRobert Dunlop of Almac is congratulated by Mike Gilson, Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, and Wolfgang-Prock Schauer, Chief Executive, British Midland International (bmi), for being named Outstanding Business of the Year at the 2011 Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards in association with bmi.Also in the picture are bmi representatives Nicola Wright and Claire Campbell.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Comedian Neil Delamere
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Almac group
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.McGrigors group
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Specialist Joinery Group
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Members of the Ulster Orchestra perform
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Colum O'Hara, Antaine Conway, Karen Thompson, Joanne McKendry and Tony Axon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Colum O'Hara, and Antaine Conway
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Karen Thompson and Joanne McKendry.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Karen Thompson and Joanne McKendry.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Johnny Calderwood, Ciara Fox and Philip Diamond.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Terence Craig, Deborah McGann, Karen Bailie, Joanne Robinsoin, Kelly McAlea and Nick McCullough
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Wendy McCaughan and Tracy Hamilton
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Clare Dempsey and Martie Martin
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Michael Ringland and Janine Brady
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Amanda Loney, Elaine Arthurs, Gail Sergent and Julie Cordner
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Roisin Molloy, Laura Houston, Lynda Campbell and Victoria Gault
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Roisin Molloy and Laura Houston
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Lynda Campbell and Victoria Gault
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Wolfgang-Prock Schauer from bmi with competition prize winners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast. Lorraine O'Kane
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Laura Quinn
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Sean McKay
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Liza Hammond and Nicola Gillespie
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Lorraine O'Kane, Laura Quinn, and Karen Trainor
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Lorraine O'Kane, Laura Quinn, and Karen Trainor
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Liza Hammond and Nicola Gillespie
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in Shaws Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Diane Woodside and Judith Totten
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in Shaws Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Karen Duckett, Wolfgang-Prock Schaue and Brenda Morgan
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in Shaws Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Karen Duckett, Wolfgang-Prock Schaue and Brenda Morgan
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in Shaws Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Sally Gardinert, Julian Carr and Catherine Hill
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Sally Gardinert, Julian Carr and Catherine Hill
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.bmi group
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Rajesh Rana, Ruth Graham, Ivan McMinn and Kevin Kingston
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Kathryn Collie and Karen Blair
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Claire Johnston and Fiona Hampton
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Liza Hammond and Nicola Gillespie
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Claire Curran, Julie Gibbons and Denise Curtis
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Gillian McLean, Pamela Greer and Richard McClean
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Gerard McCloskey, Johann Muldoon and Robert Willis
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Ann McGregor, Francis Martin, Joanne Stewart and James Devlin
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Pictured left to right are: Noel Thompson
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Members of the Ulster Orchestra perform
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Members of the Ulster Orchestra perform
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Members of the Ulster Orchestra perform
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Wolfgang-Prock Schauer from bmi with competition prize winners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2011 - Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2011 in association with bmi at the Ramada Hotel in ShawÕs Bridge, Belfast.Wolfgang-Prock Schauer from bmi with competition prize winners
Adrian Eakin (right) from McGrigors LLP is presented with the award for Outstanding Service to Business by David Elliott (Business Editor, Belfast Telegraph) and Claire Campbell (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Jonny Calderwood from Almac (centre) is presented with the award for Outstanding Business Team of the Year by Daniel McLarnon (Moy Park) and Nicola Wright (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Gillian McLean from the Ulster Museum is presented with the award for Excellence in Marketing by Sidney Towe (Progressive Building Soc.) and Claire Campbell (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Dominic Darby (centre) from the Finnebrogue is presented with the award for Excellence in Innovation by Alastair Hamilton (Chief Executive, Invest NI) and Nicola Wright (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Claire Curren from Autoline Group is presented with the award for Excellence in the Development of Management and Leadership by Mervyn Langtry (DEL.), Claire Campbell (bmi) and Noel Thompson. Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Professor John Anderson (centre) of HeartSine Technologies is presented with the award for Excellence in Technology by Stephen Cross (Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors) and Claire Campbell (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Philip Bain (centre) Director of Shredbank is presented with the award for Young Businessperson of the Year by Nick McCafferty (Bibby Financial Services), Nicola Wright (bmi) and Noel Thompson. Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
John Bosco O'Hagan (centre) of Specialist Joinery Group is presented with the award for Best Small/Medium Business by David Malone (Yell) and Nicola Wright (bmi). Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Robert Dunlop (centre) of Almac is presented with the award for Outstanding Business of the Year by Mike Gilson (Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, right) and Wolfgang-Prock Schauer (Chief Executive, bmi) . Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Conor Walsh of Andor Technology is presented with the award for Businessperson of the Year by Brenda Morgan (bmi), Claire Campbell (bmi) and Noel Thompson. Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Members of the Ulster Orchestra perform at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Members of the Ulster Orchestra perform at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Karen Trainor at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Lorraine O'Kane, Laura Quinn, and Karen Trainor at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Liza Hammond and Nicola Gillespie at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Diane Woodside and Judith Totten at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Glyn Roberts, Liza Hammond and James Devlin at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Kimberley Watts-Fitzsimmins and Demelza Fryer Saxby at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Wendy McCaughan and Tracy Hamilton at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Joanne Robinson and McAlea at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.
Noel Thompson, Bridgene McKeever and Gavin Rooney at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2011, at the Ramada Hotel.

The cream of the crop in Northern Ireland's business sector was recognised at he eleventh Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in association with British Midland International (bmi).

The judging panel, chaired by leading economist Professor John Simpson, awarded the title of Outstanding Business of the Year to pharmaceutical company Almac.

Around 500 of Northern Ireland's top business leaders were in attendance to see a total of 11 awards handed out, including, for the first time, a gong for businessperson of the year, picked up by Conor Walsh of Andor.

The winners

1. Outstanding Business Team of the Year, sponsored by Moy Park

Winner: Almac

Commended: Autoline, Latens

2. Excellence in Marketing, sponsored by Progressive

Winner: Ulster Museum

Commended: Wilson's Country,

Shredbank

3. Excellence in Exporting, sponsored by Northern Bank

Winner: Andor Technology

Commended: Almac, B/E Aerospace

4. Excellence in Development of Management and Leadership, sponsored by Made Not Born

Winner: Autoline Group

Commended: G4S, Grafton Employment Group

5. Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Invest NI

Winner: Finnebrogue

Commended: Intune Networks

Kingspan Renewables, Mash Direct

6. Outstanding Service to |Business

Winner: McGrigors LLP

Commended: Almac, South Eastern Regional College

7. Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Bibby Financial Services

Winner: Philip Bain, |Shredbank

Commended: Conor Guy, Envirogreen Recycling, Johann Muldoon, Manor Architects.

8. Excellence in Technology, sponsored by Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Winner: Heartsine |Technologies

Commended: Andor Technology

9. Best Small-Medium Business, sponsored by Yell

Winner: Specialist Joinery Group

Commended: Finnebrogue, Employers for Childcare Vouchers

10. Business Person of the year, sponsored by bmi

Winner: Conor Walsh, Andor

11. Outstanding Business of the year, sponsored by bmi

Winner: Almac

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