Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

In Pictures: Craigavon Business Awards

Craigavon Business Awards 2012.picture:Darryl Mooney
Sinead O’ Toole and Sheenagh Turley
Best Retailer Award , Silver – Mackey Opticians- Judith Bistrow, Gold – Funky Monkeys NI- Lorraine Rice, Sponsor- Moy Park- Brian Mooreland , Bronze – J + W McCall Suppliers (N.I) Ltd- Tracey McCann

SlurryKat Ltd, Irwin’s Bakery and Portadown Locksmiths were the key winners at the Craigavon Business Awards 2012 on Thursday 24th May. All three businesses picked up two Gold Awards each with SlurryKat also collecting two silver and Irwin’s one silver award.

The sold out event at the Maye’s Hall in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre was a resounding success with a record number of entries and winning businesses.

There were also successes on the night for Sainsbury’s Craigavon and Ballydougan Pottery picking up one Gold and one Silver award each. Performa Sports were awarded one Gold and two Silver while the Sir Allen McClay Young Business Person of the Year award went to Simon Dowey of John R Dowey & Son. Outstanding Contribution Awards went to Zion’s Den and Irwins Bakery while a special recognition award was presented to the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Alan Carson said, “We would like to congratulate all of the winners at the Craigavon Business Awards 2012. We were astounded at the quality of the entries and we were especially delighted with the number of entries in the new business category where Faith Jewellers were announced as winners. We also had fantastic category wins for Green Energy Technology, The Planters and Funky Monkey’s NI. All of the entrants and winners should be commended for their commitment to the local business community here in the Craigavon area.”

Adding her congratulations to the winners Chair of Development Committee, Councillor Carla Lockhart said, “We introduced the Craigavon Business Awards two years ago as a biannual event. We are absolutely delighted with how the local business community has responded both as sponsors and as entrants. This type of event would not be possible without our sponsors and I would again like to thank them for their support.”

Alan Armstrong, CEO of lead Sponsor Almac added, “We are delighted to once again share in the successes of the great work carried out by many businesses across the Craigavon Borough by sponsoring the Craigavon Business Awards. The event has this year again been a phenomenal success and we would like to commend Craigavon Borough Council for putting together an event which offers a major boost to the local business community in difficult trading conditions.”

Almac- lead sponsor, and category sponsors, Lurgan Chamber of Trade & Industry, Portadown Chamber of Commerce, Southern Regional College (SRC), HASS (Health and Safety Services), Invest NI, CIDO (Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation), Moy Park and Darryl Mooney Photography.

Full list of winners:

Best New Business- sponsored by Portadown Chamber of Commerce

Bronze – The Meat Cleaver

Silver – Performa Sports Ltd

Gold – Faith Jewellers

Best Green Business- sponsored by HASS

Bronze – Portadown Recycling & Skip Hire

Silver – Paul McAlister Architects

Gold – Green Energy Technology

Gold – Sainsbury’s Craigavon

Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year- sponsored by Southern Regional College SRC

Bronze – Segway NI

Bronze – Treasure Trails

Silver – Newforge House

Gold – Ballydougan Pottery

Best Bar & Restaurant- sponsored by Lurgan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Silver – Palomo Café & Bistro

Gold – The Planters

Manufacturing Excellence Award- sponsored by Craigavon Borough Council

Bronze – Reprographic Systems (NI) Ltd

Silver – SlurryKat Ltd

Gold – Irwin’s Bakery

Best Retailer Award – Independent- sponsored by Moy Park

Bronze – Trinity Gift Shop & Faith Jewellers

Silver – TK Knox and Sons

Gold – Portadown Locksmith

Best Retailer Award – Multiple- sponsored by Moy Park

Bronze – J + W McCall Suppliers (N.I) Ltd

Silver – Mackey Opticians

Gold – Funky Monkeys NI

Best Business Award – Rural- sponsored by Craigavon Borough Council

Bronze – Strictly Jukeboxes

Silver – Ballydougan Pottery

Gold – SlurryKat Ltd

Best Business Award – Urban- sponsored by Darryl Mooney Photography

Bronze – Clubworld Travel

Silver – I Do Wedding Cars

Gold – Portadown Locksmiths

Best Export initiative- sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland

Bronze – Datos Professional Solutions

Silver - Irwin’s Bakery

Gold – SlurryKat Ltd

Most Innovative Business- sponsored by CIDO

Bronze - Datos Professional Solutions

Silver – SlurryKat Ltd

Gold – Performa Sports Ltd

Outstanding Contribution to the Local Economy – Small Business- sponsored by Craigavon Borough Council

Silver – Wade Training

Gold – Zion’s Den

Outstanding Contribution to the Local Economy – Large Business- sponsored by Craigavon Borough Council

Silver – Sainsbury’s Craigavon

Gold – Irwin’s Bakery

Special Recognition Award

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Sir Allen McClay Young Business Person of the Year- sponsored by ALMAC

Bronze – Dwaine Smyth – The Meat Cleaver

Silver – Danny Turley – Performa Sports Ltd

Gold – Simon Dowey – John R. Dowey and Son

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