The search for the best among the North West business community is on for 2017 with the launch of the twelfth North West Business Awards.
Run by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and City Centre Initiative with backing from principal sponsor Bank of Ireland UK, the event is one of the highlights of the business year and provides an important platform for businesses to showcase and celebrate their many achievements and success.
The event has grown over the years to become the leading event of its kind in the region and is widely regarded as a ‘must attend’ business occasion.
“The North West Business Awards have earned their central place in the social calendar of Derry and the region,” said president of Londonderry Chamber George Fleming.
“They provide a unique opportunity for local businesses to show themselves and to be recognised for their excellence.
“We encourage our local businesses to enter the awards, letting the rest of the commercial world and the public know about the quality of our local firms. 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.
“A vibrant and successful region is comprised of quality services, unique business offerings, friendly staff and safe surroundings. We believe that our confident and professional commercial sector more than satisfies these requirements. Through these awards we wish to acknowledge the hard work and excellent service and ultimately, the benefit to our city and region gained from our superior business establishments and service providers.”
Eugene Kearney, Commercial Branch Manager, Strand Road, Bank of Ireland UK, said: “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.”