Inaugural Eastside Awards to be special night
More than 200 people are expected to attend the first Eastside Awards tonight. The gala dinner - in association with George Best Belfast City Airport - will take place in the Hastings Stormont Hotel and will recognise all that is good about the east of Belfast.
Guests from all walks of life will toast the achievements of people from the area.
Jonathan McAlpin, chief executive of East Belfast Enterprise, who set up the awards, said: "I'm very excited at the thought of my vision to celebrate all that is good about east Belfast becoming a reality. We have a group of really supportive sponsors and committee members who I'm indebted to and who have worked tirelessly to produce an amazing awards ceremony."
Winners in 12 categories will be announced by BBC journalist Tara Mills.