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Still time to enter inaugural Belfast Eastside Awards

Published 22/11/2016

At the launch of the Eastside Awards, supported by the Belfast Telegraph, are host Tara Mills (centre, front), Alex Fleck, Jonathan Martindale, Simon Seaton, Stephen Patton, Philip Mylie, Lauren McDonald, Caroline Prunty and Jonathan McAlpin. The awards ceremony will be held on January 26 at the Stormont Hotel
At the launch of the Eastside Awards, supported by the Belfast Telegraph, are host Tara Mills (centre, front), Alex Fleck, Jonathan Martindale, Simon Seaton, Stephen Patton, Philip Mylie, Lauren McDonald, Caroline Prunty and Jonathan McAlpin. The awards ceremony will be held on January 26 at the Stormont Hotel

The inaugural Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport entry deadline has been extended until Wednesday 23 November at 5pm due to the overwhelming demand from local business leaders, arts organisations, restaurants and cafes, sports clubs and volunteers asking for a little extra time to complete their entry.

The Eastside Awards celebrate achievement in an area which has produced Northern Ireland greats George Best, Van Morrison, James Ellis and CS Lewis.

 

Jonathan McAlpin, East Belfast Enterprise, is the brain behind the inaugural awards. 

He said:  "We thought we might have some interest in the awards but we are shocked by the level of interest that has gained momentum across east Belfast in the last few weeks about our first Eastside Awards. 

"The deadline has just crept up so quickly that we have agreed to requests to extend it to give some people who haven’t had opportunity to sit down and concentrate on their submission the chance to do so."

There are twelve categories celebrating the best of East Belfast:

  • Eastside Award for Business Start Up
  • Business Growth
  • Business Contribution
  • Digital Innovation
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Food Product or Services
  • Contribution from the Community Sector
  • Contribution to Sport
  • Contribution to the Arts
  • Young Person of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year.

If you think you're worthy of an Eastside award or know someone who is, enter now at www.eastsideawards.org.

The free to enter awards are being supported by George Best Belfast City Airport, Avec Solutions, Belfast Telegraph, Connect Telecom, East Belfast Enterprise, Charles Hurst Fleet Financial, McGuinness Fleck, Millar McCall Wylie, Phoenix Natural Gas, Solv Group, Ulster Bank.

You can also follow the awards on Facebook and Twitter #eastawardsni

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