North West Business awards launched

BUSINESS AWARDS LAUNCH. . . .Group pictured at the launch of the North West Business Awards at Bank of Ireland, Strand Road on Friday morning. From left are Laveine O�"Donnell, Event Co-Ordinator, Chamber of Commerce; Jim Roddy, Chief Executive, CCI, Eugene Kearney, Commercial Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Sinead McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Chamber of Commerce; Christine Graham, Senior Business Manager, Bank of Ireland and Claire McDaid, Event Co-Ordinator, CCI. DER1604MC001
BUSINESS AWARDS LAUNCH. . . .Group pictured at the launch of the North West Business Awards at Bank of Ireland, Strand Road on Friday morning. From left are Laveine O�"Donnell, Event Co-Ordinator, Chamber of Commerce; Jim Roddy, Chief Executive, CCI, Eugene Kearney, Commercial Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Sinead McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Chamber of Commerce; Christine Graham, Senior Business Manager, Bank of Ireland and Claire McDaid, Event Co-Ordinator, CCI. DER1604MC001

The local Chamber of Commerce and Derry City Centre Initiative have launched this year’s North West Business Awards.

For the first time, entries are being invited from across the North West region and the expanded awards replace the very successful annual Derry Business Awards. The Bank of Ireland UK is the principal sponsor of the North West Business Awards.

Sinead Mc Laughlin, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce in Derry, said: “We are delighted to be extending the reach of this event to further highlight the North West region as a great place in which to do business. I would encourage businesses of all sizes to get involved and enter.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and your successes, to differentiate your business as a leader in your field and to create positive PR. It is of paramount importance that we continue to recognise, encourage and reward those people who are working so hard to create wealth and jobs in the region.”

Jim Roddy, Chief Executive of the City Centre Initiative, added: “We are delighted to again work in conjunction with the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce in recognising and rewarding the talent and quality of our regional businesses.

The North West Business Awards are free to enter and comprise of 15 key categories. They are open to all businesses and organisations in the North West region. The closing date for entries is Monday, March 21 at 12 noon. The awards shortlist will be announced in April.

Successful applicants will be honoured at the prestigious North West Awards ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 13 2016 at the City Hotel.