Investing in People Award


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The judges will be looking for a business who lead, support and develop their people to achieve outstanding results benefiting both the individual and the business.

Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

Kenwell Engineering

Kenwell Engineering is a family-run business, based in Dromore. Currently employing 22 full-time staff, Kenwell Engineering have recently moved to new purpose-built premises and they pride themselves delivering products to agreed milestones.

In order to supply top quality products and services Kenwell’s invest heavily in their staff. Examples include the ‘Kenwell Academy’, job rotation between roles, regular training, process reviews every 12 weeks, incentives, team bonding events and award schemes.
Kenwell Engineering are spending approximately £50,000 over the next two years in a training plan developed with Invest NI. They believe that as an employee develops so too does the business.

Omagh Telecoms

Omagh Telecoms was established three years ago, and is a business partnership with Graham Allen and Jonathan Doherty. They provide business and personal mobile contracts, new and refurbished pay-and-go handsets, accessories and there is even an in-store repair team.

They employ a total of 22 staff members which includes shop floor staff, sales persons and engineers. Many of the employees entered the business as apprentices and are now fully trained technicians. In a fast moving industry constant training and accreditation is vital and this is at the forefront of Omagh Telecoms investment in staff strategy.


Telestack specialise in the complete design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of mobile, bulk material handling systems. People are at the heart of Telestack’s core strategy. 150 people are employed by the business, ten of which are studying courses ranging from apprenticeships to a MBA.

The business offers training specific to the user’s needs as well as informal appraisals, physical health reviews, flexible working arrangements and have recently launched an E-learning platform. Mental health is also important to Telestack and all managers are trained in ‘mindfulness’. Telestack see the personal growth of their staff as a benefit to the business as a whole.



HOW TO VOTE: Select the relevant tick box below and click vote. By supporting your favourite nominee you are creating additional awareness of their nomination and highlighting their success.

Closing date Public view for the online vote closes at 5pm on Monday 21st May 2018 and the final deadline is 5pm, Friday 25th May 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

If you would like to attend the Omagh Business Awards 2018 contact Bronagh Gormley at Omagh Chamber of Commerce on 028 8224 9494/077 3438 9484 or email

Terms: One vote per IP address; Deadlines as detailed, for more information contact