Chamber News


North West Business Awards Shortlist Announced

This year’s Business Awards, have had an amazing response, the standard was extremely high and the selection process difficult. But, we got there and The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, together with CCI and our Sponsors Bank of Ireland UK are extremely excited to announce the 2017 North West business Awards finalists.

For Contribution to Arts and Culture 
sponsored by Richmond Centre

An Gaelaras

Revolve Comics

Studio 2/Greater Shantallow Community Arts 

Craft Industry Business of the Year
Sponsored By Inner City Trust

O’Neill Bros Master Joiners

Marble Hill

Sass& Halo

Edel MacBride

Best Tourism Event or Initiative

Made in Derry Food Tours

DCSDC Year of Food and Drink

DCSDC Foyle Maritime Festival

North West Academy of English

Best Digital or Social Media

St Mary’s College

Derry Photo’s

The Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel

Taggart Homes

North West Pub of the Year
Sponsored by BHP security solutions


Peadar’s/Gweedore / 57


An Grianan Hotel

North West Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Derry City and Strabane District Council

The Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel

Primrose on the Quay

Nonna’s Wood Fired Pizza’s 

Guest Accommodation Provider of the Year
Sponsored by Electric Ireland

Drenagh Country House

Redcastle Hotel

Bishop’s Gate Hotel


Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Derry News

Dawson Hinds Creative Spaces

Curtis Opticians

Kular Fashions

Angry Cherry

Professional Services Award

MPA Recruitment

North West Regional College



Excellence in Innovation Award
sponsored by MPA Recruitment


Dawson Hinds Creative Spaces

MultiShower GB Ltd


Creative Industries Business of the Year
sponsored by Foyleside Shopping Centre





Growth Through Export Award

Compass Windows and Doors


Aerona Software


North West Business of The Year
sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK

MPA Recruitment

An Grianan Hotel


Click Energy


George Fleming, President of Londonderry Chamber, said:

“The North West Business Awards have earned their central place in the social calendar of Derry and the region.  They provide a unique opportunity for local businesses to show themselves and to be recognised for their excellence.

“Strong businesses are the basis of a strong economy – and it is only right that achievement is recognised.”

Jim Roddy, Chief Executive of the City Centre Initiative, added: 

“We are delighted to again bring the North West Business Awards to the city.  This year we are looking forward to welcoming our guests to the newly refurbished Everglades Grand Ballroom. "

Eugene Kearney, Commercial Branch Manager, Strand Road, Bank of Ireland UK, commented: “Bank of Ireland UK is delighted to come on board once again as principal sponsor of the 2017 North West Business Awards. 

“The calibre of the entries is always excellent and the businesses represent the best in business and people within the North West Region, from all sectors, at all levels. The awards celebrate and reward their efforts and successes and Bank of Ireland UK is proud to support them.”

“We look forward to every stage of the 2017 awards and working closely with the Chamber and CCI once again on this fantastic project.” 

Tickets are now on sale for the gala awards night which will take place on Friday 19th May in The newly Refurbished Grand Ballroom of The Everglades Hotel.  This will be a celebration of the leading businesses within the North West Region.

The black tie event will commence at 7.00pm, and plans to be an eventful evening which will include dinner, entertainment and networking opportunities. A great night of celebration, quality live music and entertainment is guaranteed!

Tickets are priced at £55.00 + VAT per person. Individual places or tables of 10 can be booked. To reserve your place for this event please book online, or alternatively contact  or