News Letter – Tuesday 13th October 2009
Six of the best to take on the UK in London
By Richard Sheriff, Business Correspondent
Six Belfast firms are in the running for top national awards after topping the honours list in the Province of Northern Ireland heat of this year’s British Chambers of Commerce Awards.
Leading the local group to the national ceremony at the National Maritime Museum in London on November 26th is Barclay Communications which was named Northern Ireland Business of the Year.
Accompanying the firm will be Core Systems which won the regional Award for Innovation Through Technology, HeartSine Technologies, winners of the Achievement for International Business, Most Promising New Business Shredbank, Delta Packaging, Excellence in People Development and Mallusk Enterprise Park has been named the winner of the Awards for Excellence in Customer Services.
“The British Chamber of Commerce Awards is a platform for thousands in the UK to gain recognition for their resilience to and execution of changing trends, environments and climates.” said Oonagh O’Reilly, business development director for the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
“Obtaining six awards is indicative of Northern Ireland’s business acumen and the ability of our companies to gain recognition nationally and internationally. The Chamber is constantly encouraging members to gain credit for their business success and communicate this to others in their industries as a way and means of expanding their business networks and promoting their business.”
John Dunsmure, managing director of the British Chamber of Commerce said: “Despite the difficult economic climate, businesses across the country are continuing to succeed, overcoming obstacles by adopting innovative ideas and motivating their people. These companies are great examples of the very best of UK businesses and I wish them every success in the national finals.”
Clinching a national award would also mean the companies would be in with a chance to collect the ‘Winner of Winners’ £50,000 cash prize.
This goes to the category winner that judges believe stands out from the rest.