Eight companies from across Northern Ireland have been announced as the winners of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Chamber Business Awards.
Financial services company FinTrU received two awards from the organisation which represents over 1,200 businesses from across Northern Ireland.
Following an independent judging process carried out by a panel of business editors and senior business figures, NI Chamber has revealed the following category winners:
Small Business of the Year – Fathom;
Best Use of Technology – Nitec Solutions Ltd;
Customer Commitment Award – Musgrave Northern Ireland;
Employer of the Year – FinTrU;
High Growth Business of the Year – FinTrU;
Export Business of the Year – Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK);
Family Business of the Year – Henry Brothers Ltd;
Workplace Wellbeing – Farrans Construction;
E-Commerce Business of the Year – Christies Direct.
They will all now compete against other regional winners in the national finals in a bid to take home the top UK business accolade in each category.
National winners are set to be announced at a ceremony at the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner on November 28 at the Tobacco Dock in London. The event is a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivotal role local businesses play in the UK’s continuing growth story.
John Healy, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The Chamber Business Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the best of business.
“Across the country there are firms of all sizes and sectors thriving and showing their innovation and adaptability, even in the midst of turbulent times.
“Our businesses communities continue to generate prosperity and opportunity so it’s only right that we support and shout about the fantastic things they are doing.
“Each year the calibre of applicants impresses our judges, and this pool of entrants was no different. All our finalists should be proud of their success in reaching this stage and we wish them the very best of luck in the national finals in London.”
Highly Commended awards were also claimed by Environmental Street Furniture (Export Business of the Year); Hagan Homes (Small Business of the Year); Henderson Group (Workplace Wellbeing Award); IceMos Technology (Best Use of Technology); KME Steelworks (High Growth Business of the Year) and Woodside Logistics Group (Family Business of the Year).