The Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, in partnership with Ulster Bank, have taken place at a glittering ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The awards, which are now in their 15th year, saw three new categories including IT Company or Team of the Year, Emerging Business/Start-Up of the Year and SME Healthcare Business of the Year.
The overall winner of the night was Newry-based fit-out firm MJM Marine, which also won the Excellence in Exporting award, while other winners included the Irish Football Association, The Progressive Building Society, Spar NI and IT firm Novosco.
Meanwhile Janet McCollum, Chief Executive of Moy Park, received the Lifetime Achievement award.
The list of 2017 winners is:
1. Excellence in Marketing: Irish Football Association
2. Excellence in Exporting: MJM Marine
3. Excellence in the Development of Management and Leadership: The Progressive Building Society
4. Excellence in Innovation: Oaktree Children's Nursery and Thales UK
5. Best Use of Digital and/or Social Media: SPAR NI
6. Young Business person of the Year: Jack Hamilton, Mash Direct
7. IT Company or Team of the year: Novosco
8. Emerging Business/Start-Up of the Year: EquiNutritive
9. SME Healthcare Business of the Year: GCRM-Belfast
10. Best Small/Medium Business: M&M Contractors
11. Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility: Henry Brothers
Special judges’ awards:
1. Lifetime Achievement Award: Janet McCollum, Moy Park
2. Overall Business of the Year sponsored by Ulster Bank: MJM Marine
The judging panel for this year was chaired by economist Professor John Simpson, who was joined by: