The best of Belfast business to go under the spotlight!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Power NI is proud to return to the Belfast Business Awards as a category sponsor. This year Power NI is sponsoring the Customer Service Excellence (Independent Retailer) category.

Organised and hosted by Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the highly coveted, annual Belfast Business Awards are firmly established as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive business environment.
Speaking at the launch event held at Robinson & Cleaver, Gordon McElroy, President of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce said: “We are absolutely delighted to be once again launching the Belfast Business Awards which seek to reward and celebrate the very best businesses in our capital city.
“Last year’s awards were fantastic and rewarded 17 companies ranging from independent hospitality outlets like the Morning Star, Sweet Afton and Mourne Seafood, to tourist hotspots like W5.
“By entering a Belfast Business Award you are saying to your staff, your customers and the rest of the business community that you are here, you are doing well and you are immensely proud of your achievements.
“If you are lucky enough to be a winner it gives your business such a fantastic platform to promote the business as well as a creating great feeling throughout the company.
“This year’s glittering, gala event will be held in the fantastic Titanic Belfast, the Worlds Number 1 tourist destination and we have increased our categories to 19 in total covering many areas of business from retail, hospitality, digital marketing, sustainability, family owned to growth and individual awards.
“And of course, the Awards wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic sponsors, 16 in total, who I would like to personally thank. Special thanks also goes to Bank of Ireland UK as our principal sponsor who have been behind us from the very start, and their commitment and support which they have shown has been invaluable.”
Gordon concluded, “We encourage as many businesses to enter as possible to showcase and celebrate their achievements. "
The Belfast Business Awards will take place on Friday 26th May 2017 at Titanic Belfast. If you are interested in entering, please visit
Entry is free and the deadline is Tuesday 4th April at midnight.
Full list of categories and sponsors…
1.    Customer Service Excellence, Hospitality Sector *NEW sponsored by Value Cabs
2.    Customer Service Excellence, Independent Retailer sponsored by Power NI
3.    Customer Service Excellence, Professional Services
4.    Best New Business sponsored by Belfast City Council
5.    Social Enterprise of the Year *NEW sponsored by Red Box Media
6.    Best Family Business sponsored by Cool FM
7.    Business Growth sponsored by Grant Thornton
8.    Best Company to work for award sponsored by Belfast One
9.    Best Marketing Initiative sponsored by Visit Belfast
10. Best Business Premises   *NEW sponsored by Crowne Plaza Hotel
11. Young business person (Under 30) sponsored by Victoria Square
12. Employee of the year
13. Business person of the Year sponsored by CastleCourt
14. Involvement in the Community   *NEW sponsored by MKB Law
15. Best Digital Business 
16. Best Eatery/Coffee Shop sponsored by ISL
17. Creative Business sponsored by Exterion Media
18. Life time achievement Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland
19. Best Age-Friendly Business   *NEW sponsored by Belfast Health Development Unit