Business awards scheme launched

BUSINESSES in Craigavon , Banbridge, Armagh and Newry & Mourne Council areas are being encouraged to demonstrate they are the best in class by entering the annual local business awards.

The SEED consortium of Councils (Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry & Mourne) have launched their annual Business Awards to help reward and recognise the most innovative and successful businesses across the Council areas.

Elaine McAlinden Enterprise Development Officer at Banbridge District Council said,

“This is the second year of the SEED business awards which are targeted at the local business community to recognise their efforts in the current economic climate. The application process is user friendly and we would encourage all local businesses to participate. These business awards form a key part of our support to local businesses as part of the SEED Promoting Sustainable Enterprise programme and the awards will be presented at the Get up and Grow Business Conference on 13th June 2012 which is taking place in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry”.

Simon Devlin from organisers Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd explained,

“This award competition is aimed at local businesses in the four council areas and is a great opportunity for local businesses to highlight their achievements and secure some great publicity”.

The categories are: Armagh Business Champion; Banbridge Business Champion; Craigavon Business Champion; Newry & Mourne Business Champion; SEED Regional Female Business Champion; SEED Regional Young Entrepreneur; SEED Regional Export Champion; SEED Regional Innovation Champion

If you would like an application form or wish to obtain more information please contact Denise or Lara at Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd on 028 9069 1027 or / Alternatively, you can apply online:

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on May 18..