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Best in the business

The Business Telegraph is today making the news after being named Supplement of the Year at a top awards ceremony.

It beat off competition from across Northern Ireland to win the accolade at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Press & Broadcast Awards 2010.

Commenting on Business Telegraph the judging panel described it as ‘essential reading for everyone in business’.

They said: “This re-launched supplement is a lively and comprehensive weekly guide to Northern Ireland’s business sector. It knocks spots off other regional business reporting in the UK and stands comparison with daily business coverage in the national popular Press.

“With scoops, solid reporting, engaging profiles, searching analysis and opinionated comment it should be essential reading for everyone in business.

“The supplement of the year is Business Telegraph.”

The 17th annual Coca-Cola CIPR awards were held in Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Friday night. There were 21 categories up for grabs with the Belfast Telegraph winning a number of awards including the coveted Newspaper of the Year.

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Judges said: “One paper that was always the most powerful media voice in the region is learning to live in the tough world of multimedia competition, gradually being transformed into an essential read against a vastly different economic, social and political background.

“The big hard stories are still there of course, but so are the consumer investigations, lifestyle features and brilliant supplements — all backed up by a rejuvenated website.”

Journalist and broadcaster Bill Turnbull, who hosted the glittering event, said the evening was a celebration of excellence for journalism in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Telegraph editor Mike Gilson said: “It was a great night for the Belfast Telegraph and a recognition of the outstanding level of journalism achieved over the past year.”

Business Telegraph, a 16-page business supplement, is published free inside the Belfast Telegraph every Tuesday. It is packed with Northern Ireland news, opinion, analysis, columnists and features.