Derry~Londonderry Business Awards Results
Some of Derry’s most exciting developing businesses along with some of the city’s most successful established enterprises have won the city’s premier business accolades in this year’s annual Business Awards ceremony.
The sell-out event was held on Friday evening at the City Hotel, attracting support from across the city’s and region’s business community.
The annual event was co-hosted by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and the City Centre Initiative, with sponsorship from the Bank of Ireland.
Sinead McLaughlin, chief executive of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are thrilled by the quality of the entries. Excellent businesses won the awards, but the runners-up represented “Best in Class” and deserved commendation for reaching the finals.
“The quality of the entries was very high. That quality reflects the dynamism and commitment of our business community in Derry. We have superb local firms in the city and some of the very best have been rewarded in these awards.
“The annual Business Awards has become an established part of the local business calendar. The success of this year’s events has made it even more firmly established as one of the major events of the year.”
Jim Roddy, chief executive of the City Centre Initiative, added: “The City Centre Initiative congratulates all the winners in this year’s Awards. But we also congratulate those businesses that were finalists, without winning. There was a 26% rise in applicants this year so the competition was tough, therefore the businesses who reached the finals were also winners as far as the city is concerned.
Derry ~ Londonderry Business Awards 2014 – The winners and the results:
|Award||Winners, Highly Commended (HC) & Finalists|
|Best Tourism Initiative|| |
World Host = winner
Derry City Council
|Best Hospitality Business || |
Belfray Country Inn = winner
|Most Responsible Pub/Club/Entertainment Centre || |
Peadars Bar = winner
Belfray Country Inn
|Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture || |
The Playhouse = winner
|Excellence in Innovation || |
Airporter Ltd = winner
|Creative Industries Business of the Year || |
Nerve Centre = winner
|Excellence in Exporting || |
Fleming-Agri = winner
|Best Use of Digital and/or Social Media || |
Richmond Centre = winner
City of DerryAirport
|Retail Customer Focus || |
Foyleside Shopping Centre = winner
Donal Doherty Photography (HC)
|Professional Service Excellence || |
DYCW = winner
MCM Insurance (HC)
|Healthy Workplace 2014 || |
Seagate Technology = winner
|Special Recognition Award ||Local branch of Comhaltas for the Fleadh |
|Entrepreneur of the Year ||Ciaran and Stephen Devine of Evermore Renewable Energy |
|Business of the Year || |
Cornerstone Automation = winner