TIME TO VOTE…

Today, the 2017 Omagh Business Awards, sponsored by SSE and organised by the Ulster Herald and Omagh Chamber of Commerce, start the process of publishing the 2017 nominees – giving the general public the opportunity to vote for their favorites.

THE AWARDS

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.

All nominees have been invited to the Gala Awards Night in the Silverbirch Hotel on Friday, 19th May 2017, with the recipients set to be announced in true Oscar style.

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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 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 principal sponsorship and all of our category sponsors who have made the awards possible.”

Nigel McDonagh, editor of the Ulster Herald added, “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.”

VOTE

We go ‘live’ for voting with our first two category awards:

Thursday 20th April: Best Start Up Business Award, sponsored by Omagh Enterprise Company and Excellence in Customer Service Award, sponsored by First Trust Bank;

Thursday 27th April: Creative & Digital Media Award, sponsored by Dalradian Gold and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Ulster Bank;

Thursday 4th May: Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Bank of Ireland and Social Enterprise of the Year Award, sponsored by JMG Systems;

Thursday 11th May: Best Rural Business Award, sponsored by Abac Chartered Accountants and Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council.

The Business Person of the Year Award, sponsored by SSE, will be announced at the Gala Awards Night.

 

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