2017 Business Awards launched

The 2017 Omagh Business Awards, sponsored by SSE and organised by the Ulster Herald and Omagh Chamber of Commerce, were officially launched this week. The Awards aim to celebrate local business dedication, commitment and success and in particular those who show initiative, business acumen and a great determination to grow the local economy.

THE AWARDS

Businesses can now enter any of the eight categories on offer and recipients will be announced at the Gala Awards Night in the Silverbirch Hotel on Friday, 19th May 2017. By entering you can raise your profile, prove your excellence, acknowledge your team efforts and impress partners and clients. The full list of awards is detailed in the box on this page.

Pictured launching the 2017 Omagh Business Awards are standing (L-r): Shaun McBride, JMG Ltd, Cathy McGale, First Trust, Dessa Deans, Ulster Bank, Hilary Nelson, Bank of Ireland, Nigel Walsh, Ulster Bank, Angela Coney, Dalradian and Sharon Tracey-Collins, Omagh Enterprise. Seated (L-r): Julian McKeown, Abac Chartered Accountants, Councillor Mary Garrity, Chair, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Nicholas O’Shiel, President, Omagh Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Donnelly, SSE and Nigel McDonagh, Editor of the Ulster Herald.

Pictured launching the 2017 Omagh Business Awards are standing (L-r): Shaun McBride, JMG Ltd, Cathy McGale, First Trust, Dessa Deans, Ulster Bank, Hilary Nelson, Bank of Ireland, Nigel Walsh, Ulster Bank, Angela Coney, Dalradian and Sharon Tracey-Collins, Omagh Enterprise. Seated (L-r): Julian McKeown, Abac Chartered Accountants, Councillor Mary Garrity, Chair, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Nicholas O’Shiel, President, Omagh Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Donnelly, SSE and Nigel McDonagh, Editor of the Ulster Herald.

PREVIOUS SUCCESS

Delighted with the previous awards initiative, Nicholas O’Shiel, President of Omagh Chamber of Commerce stated: ‘’“The Business Awards are about celebrating the success of local businesses and employers, recognising their hard work and paying tribute to their many achievements. Omagh has much to be proud of and the awards recognise not just the companies that contribute to the vibrancy of the District, but the talented and brilliant people employed within them across a range of business sectors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank SSE for their principle sponsorship and all of our category sponsors who have made the awards possible.”

Nigel McDonagh, editor of the Ulster Herald added, “The previous Omagh Business Awards initiative was a huge success for everyone concerned with the local business community being acknowledged for its dedication, commitment and success. “A vibrant business community is essential as it forms the backbone of any local economy. The awards aim to raise company awareness, increase networking opportunities and improve company image and customer confidence. Ultimately, the awards recognise the efforts of local companies who have one thing in common, the dedication to achieve excellence.”

PROCESS

With the awards launched, individuals and businesses are invited to enter via www.ulsterherald.com. After the closing date on Friday 3rd March, the judging panel will then shortlist with free publicity for all the nominees in advance of the gala awards night and also at the awards night. Any business or individual is invited to nominate themselves or others for any of the categories on offer. The awards are free to enter and open to any business in Omagh and the district.

INFORMATION

For further information on any of the above please contact Bronagh Gormley at Omagh Chamber of Commerce on 028 8224 9494/07734389484 or email admin@omaghchamber.com