Firm scoops business award

Nick Coburn, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce (centre) presenting the award to Commercial Manager, Anton Grimes, (left) and Conor McElmeel (right) from McElmeel Mobility Services.
Nick Coburn, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce (centre) presenting the award to Commercial Manager, Anton Grimes, (left) and Conor McElmeel (right) from McElmeel Mobility Services.

McElmeel Mobility Services has been crowned a winner in Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chamber Business Awards for 2016.

The Armagh-based firm received the ‘Excellence in Customer Service Award’ from Northern Ireland’s largest business network, which represents over 1,200 businesses across Northern Ireland.

The Chamber Awards is a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivotal role local businesses play in the UK’s continuing growth story. McElmeel will now compete with fellow regional winners from Chambers of Commerce across the UK in the national finals as they seek to win a top UK business accolade in their respective category with a chance for the overall winner to open the London Stock Exchange in early 2017.

The national winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner on November 24 2016 at the Brewery in London.

McElmeel’s was first founded by Thomas McElmeel in 1950. Today it is the oldest company in the UK and Ireland who work with disabled drivers and passengers and almost 70 years later, Thomas’s grandsonConor is at the helm surrounded by three generations of his family.

Conor McElmeel, Managing Director of McElmeel Mobility Services, said: “Our reputation has been cultivated by my grandfather and my parents, and the responsibility for this legacy was passed to me six years ago. My family took the decision to put the delivery of our product to our customers over and above a hunger for short term profit or gains, and this decision has allowed us to become the company we are today. We are in the osition to be able to make a real difference to our customers every day.”