Pictured at the awards: Power NI's Alan Egner, Lord Mayor Councillor Mealla Campbell, event host BBC's Karen Patterson and Roger Wilson, ABC Chief Executive.
Celebrating and championing the achievements of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough’s diverse, innovative and energetic business community took centre stage at the second annual ABC Business Awards.
Held in association with Northern Ireland’s leading energy company and associate sponsor, Power NI, and hosted by presenter Karen Patterson, the gala black tie event took place on Wednesday, June 12 at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.
Attracting 240 business, industry, and council representatives, the awards night saw over forty local businesses vie for the top spot of 13 hotly contested award categories designed to recognise business success, growth and innovation across a range of sectors.
Celebrating success across a wide range of corporate and consumer-focused categories, honours included Best Hospitality Business, Innovation, Social Enterprise Business, Business Growth, and Excellence in Manufacturing and Customer Service, as well the prestigious Sir Allen McClay Young Business Person accolade. Covering all corners of the borough, winners on the night included Jim Downey from Hyster-Yale, who was bestowed with the Business Ambassador Award.
Alan Egner, Head of Commercial Sales and Marketing at Power NI and associate sponsor of the 2019 ABC Business Awards said: "Power NI has a long-standing relationship with the business community, and we are happy to support the thriving, innovative and dynamic businesses based in the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon by sponsoring the 2019 ABC Business Awards.
"It has been a privilege to be involved in these awards and to have so many local businesses of all sizes and sectors, whether hospitality or healthcare, come together in a celebration of the accomplishments that are so evident across the region."
With unprecedented entries, the biennial ABC Business Awards is growing in numbers and strength as it continues to recognise, champion and reward the diverse local and regional businesses firmly located in the borough.
Business Ambassador award winner Jim Downey from Hyster Yale with sponsor Alan Egner from Power NI
Best Business Growth award winner Manfreight (Chris Slowey) with sponsor Emily Fair from Power NI