Ulster bank supports business awards
We’re proud to unveil a new sponsor as the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards enter their fifteenth year, says Margaret Canning
ULSTER Bank has been unveiled as sponsor of the 2017 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, which are open for entries from today.
And there are three new categories for the 2017 Belfast Telegraph Business awards in partnership with Ulster Bank: IT Company or Team of the Year, Emerging Business/start Up of the Year, and SME Healthcare Business of the Year.
Richard Donnan, Ulster Bank head in Northern Ireland, said: “Partnering with the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards is another expression of Ulster Bank’s commitment to supporting the Northern Ireland business community.
“The awards are a well-established platform for celebrating the achievements of local companies, and we are really pleased, with the Belfast Telegraph, to be expanding the categories this year. As a bank that is active and supportive in each of these areas, we know well that there are fantastic businesses doing innovative things who should have a platform to be recognised.”
Ulster Bank is to partner with the Belfast Telegraph for this year’s Business Awards, now in their fifteenth year. The Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, in partnership with Ulster Bank, are now open for entry, with three new categories announced for this year’s awards, which will take place during a glittering ceremony at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast on Thursday, May 4.
Companies across Northern Ireland can enter across 11 categories, including three new additions — IT Company or Team of the Year, Emerging Business/ Start-up of the Year and SME Healthcare Business of the Year.
Richard Donnan, Ulster Bank Head of Northern Ireland, said: “At Ulster Bank, we’re optimistic about the future of business in Northern Ireland, we’re committed to supporting that, and we have money to lend.
“We think there’s no better way of communicating this to the marketplace than by supporting the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards.
“We’re doing deals in a wide and diverse range of sectors such as food and drink, retail, hotels, healthcare and IT, so we know there are many businesses with good things to shout about.
“We look forward to working closely with the Belfast Telegraph, to recognise and celebrate Northern Ireland’s outstanding companies and businesspeople.”
Richard Mcclean, managing director of the Belfast Telegraph, said: “We’re thrilled that Ulster Bank is partnering with us and are overall sponsor for the Business Awards in its fifteenth year.
“These awards, which have gone from strength to strength, are a great opportunity for local companies of all sizes and from all sectors to shine a light on their successes and with three brand new categories the scope for entry will be even wider.
“We feature lots of local businesses in our daily business pages, but we know there are many more achieving great things so we’re urging them to come forward and enter the Belfast Telegraph Ulster Bank Business Awards to tell us what they are achieving both at home and further afield.
“Our team of highly regarded judges is looking forward to hearing all about it.”
Last year’s overall winner of the awards was Mallusk-based, family owned company the Henderson Group, which also won the Excellence in Innovation award, while other winners included Ground Espresso Bars, Galgorm Resort and Spa, AJ Power and Upstream.