Belfast Telegraph

Seven companies to represent Northern Ireland at National Chamber Awards

Seven Northern Ireland companies from architecture practice HLM to steel firm KME will represent the province at the National Chamber Awards in London next month.

The firms joined Ulster University and the Irish FA as winners in the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Chamber Business Awards. 

And in November, they’ll compete against other regional winners in the national finals in a bid to win the top UK business accolade in their category.

They’ll also be in the running for the top title as overall National Chamber Awards winner 2017.

NI Chamber has revealed the following winners, who were chosen by a panel of judges including Belfast Telegraph business editor Margaret Canning. 

  •     High Growth Business of the Year – KME Steelworks
  •     Small Business of the Year – CDEnviro
  •     Best use of Technology – Henderson Retail
  •     Excellence in Customer Service – Galgorm Resort & Spa 
  •     Export Business of the Year – Linwoods
  •     Commitment to People Development – HLM  
  •     Education and Business Partnership – Ulster University 
  •     Best Use of Social Media – Irish FA
  •     Health & Wellbeing Award – Flynn

National winners will be announced at the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner on November 30 at the Brewery in London.

Ellvena Graham, president of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:

“Businesses are the backbone and driving force of the economy. Even in the face of uncertain times, they continue to show their resilience and strength – creating opportunities for employment, investment and growth.

“Our judges are always impressed by the high standard of submissions, and the calibre of entries this year was no different. The finalists in the Chamber Business Awards represent the best of this country’s entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and hard work.

“The Chamber Business Awards are the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our business communities’ achievements, to take stock of the outstanding performances of local businesses over the past year, and to encourage and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

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