Belfast Chamber celebrates excellence as the Belfast Business Awards return

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Power NI is proud to return as sponsor of the Best Green Business at this year's Awards. Pictured (L-R) are Hugh Black, Belfast Chamber President with Amy Bennington and Alan Egner of Power NI.

Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce is looking for the businesses that make Belfast great.

Perhaps you are a family-run company that has been stitching clothes or serving food for over a century.

Or maybe you are the new kid on the block.

Or is it that your business has grown far beyond your wildest dreams.

Whatever it is that makes your business brilliant Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce wants to celebrate it, with the return of the Belfast Business Awards 2016.

Speaking at the launch event, held today in Ten Square, Belfast, Hugh Black, President of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce said: “Following on from last year’s fantastically successful event, we are absolutely thrilled to launch the 2016 awards in recognition of many of the outstanding businesses that operate in our capital city.

“Once again we will be to be seeking out the crème de la crème and celebrating our brilliant businesses, their staff and their customers.

“A huge amount of investment has gone into making this years awards even bigger and better than they were in previous years.  

“We are delighted to announce three new categories to add to the existing 15, these include, Best Family Business, Best Creative Business and Employee of the Year. Three very exciting categories which we are sure will encourage a huge amount of applications.

“That makes 18 awards in total, which we have worked hard to develop to ensure they cover many areas of business within our vibrant city, from retail, hospitality, digital marketing, sustainability, to growth and individual awards.

“And of course, the Awards wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic sponsors who I would like to personally thank for their support.

“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.”

Hugh concluded, “We encourage as many businesses to enter as possible. Entry is free and accessible from”

Mark O’Brien, Commercial Bank Manager, Belfast City Branch, Bank of Ireland UK, commented: “Bank of Ireland is delighted to come on board once again as principle sponsor of the 2016 Belfast Business Awards.

“The caliber of the entries is always excellent and the people represent the best in business in Belfast, from all sectors at all levels. The awards celebrate and reward their efforts and successes and Bank of Ireland UK is proud to support them.”

Mark concluded: “We look forward to every stage of the 2016 awards and working closely with the Chamber on this fantastic project.”

The Belfast Business Awards will take place at Belfast City Hall on Friday 27th May 2016.

To enter please visit