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The ABC Business Awards are back!

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The return of the highly anticipated ABC Business Awards has been announced. The awards will showcase the best in the Borough when they take in February 2022

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council) has unveiled details of its Business Awards which will officially recognise, reward and profile its most industrious, hardworking and enterprising organisations.

At a virtual event at the end of a jam-packed Enterprise Week, it was announced that the ABC Business Awards will be held in February 2022 in association with Power NI, Northern Ireland's leading energy company. The highly anticipated ABC Business Awards will showcase the best that the Borough has to offer, championing the incredible businesses and outstanding people that make the Borough such an important driver in the NI economy.

The ABC Business Awards have been held every two years since 2017, with the competition attracting entries from across all sectors and sizes of the Borough’s top performers. The awards recognise, reward and reflect the diverse, enterprising and most successful from a strong base of established corporates, start-ups, innovators, strategic thinkers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

The ABC Business Awards Ceremony takes place at Seagoe Hotel on Thursday 24th February. These awards will include the prestigious Sir Allen McClay Young Business Person of the Year Award as well as recognition awards for Best New, Family, Hospitality, Agri-Food Businesses, Export Initiative, Innovation and Social Enterprise.

Centrally and ideally located, vibrant, ambitious and outward-looking, the ABC Borough is the largest council area outside of Belfast and hosts many of Northern Ireland’s biggest business successes as well as a plethora of innovative and entrepreneurial thriving small to medium enterprises.

A hub for the Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing sectors, it is also Northern Ireland’s award-winning Food Heartland, proudly hosting hundreds of organisations excelling in food production, sales and in tourism and hospitality-related fields.

Amy Bennington, Commercial Marketing Manager from Power NI and associate sponsor of the ABC Business Awards said:

“Power NI is delighted to return as associate sponsor of the ABC Business Awards in 2022. The awards night presents the perfect opportunity for businesses to showcase their continued growth and development, and we are able to recognise the outstanding achievements of the local business community’s top performers”.

Roger Wilson, Chief Executive, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, said:

“This is our opportunity to celebrate our outstanding business community, to applaud the work they do and to showcase the passion of those individuals who go above and beyond to drive the continued business success which our borough enjoys.

“I would urge every business to consider the categories available for this event and to make their nominations early to ensure they are a key part of the Business Awards.”

To find out more about the categories and submit your entry, visit The closing date for the return of completed submissions is Monday 17th January at 5pm.

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