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Finalists for North West Business Awards 2016 Announced

This years business awards run by Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and City Centre Initiative, in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK, have had an amazing response. The finalists for the North West Business Awards have been selected and include:



Best Tourism Event or Initiative

Sponsored by: DSV Solutions Ltd

Loughs Agency

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

In Your Space

North West Craft Industry of the Year

Sponsored by: Londonderry Inner City Trust

Nicole McLaughlin Designs

Elsie Tweed

John Paul Couture

Thomas the Goldsmith

North West Pub of the Year

Sponsored by: BHP Security Solutions

Argyle Bar

McGrory’s Hotel

The Bentley

North West Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by: Derry City and Strabane District Council

Walled City Brewery


Pier 59

Hastings Everglades Hotel

North West Guest Accommodation Provider of the Year

Sponsored by: Northside Shopping Centre

The Belfray Country Inn

An Grianan Hotel

Hastings Everglades Hotel

Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture

Sponsored by: Richmond Shopping Centre

City of Derry International Choral Festival


Earagail Arts Festival Management Company Ltd

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company

Excellence in Innovation

Sponsored by: North West Regional College

Arbarr Energy Storage Technologies

Hunter Apparel Solutions Ltd

RST Epos - Retail Systems Technologies Ltd


North West Creative Industries of the Year

Sponsored by: Foyleside Shopping Centre

Alley Cats Film and Television

STEM Aware


Donal Doherty Photography

Growth through Export Award

Cilento Designer Wear


TerraMar Networks Ltd

Best Use of Digital/Social Media

Sponsored by: BT

St Mary’s College

Foyleside Shopping Centre

McGrory’s Hotel

North West Retailer of the Year Award

Sponsored by: Derry News

Bradley’s Pharmacy

White’s Centra, Link Service Station

Cilento Designer Wear

J.E. Hegarty & Co Ltd

Professional Services Award

Sponsored by: Derry Youth and Community Workshop

Safetech Consulting & Training Ltd

Connected Talent Ltd

Deborah O’Donnell Chartered Accountants

HMD Architects Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by: Flogas

Judges Choice

Business of the Year

Sponsored by: Bank of Ireland UK

Patral Group

AE Global


Jim Roddy, City Centre manager said: “We are delighted with the progress of the awards and I think that the broad range of businesses and individuals who have entered showcases all that is successful and unique about our city.  We are now looking forward to having a great night at the City Hotel.”

Eugene Kearney, Commercial Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland UK, said: “Bank of Ireland UK is proud to be working in partnership with the City Centre Initiative and the Chamber of Commerce on the North West Business Awards. Bank of Ireland UKunderstands the importance of all businesses within the region and the crucial role they play in the economy. These awards seek to recognise this important role and reward the outstanding achievements of businesses and their employees”.  

Sinead McLaughlin, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce, said: “I am delighted at the quality of the businesses that have come forward.  There are a number of new and innovative companies that have made it into the final this year: our local companies are being creative and successfully competing in not just local but global markets.

“We have been overwhelmed with the number of applications this year and would like to thank all who have applied.  We congratulate all those businesses who have been selected as finalists and wish them every success on the night of the awards.”

Tickets are now on sale for the gala awards night which will take place on Friday 13th May in City 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