Call for local firms and entrepreneurs to enter Derry Business Awards 2015

Chamber and City Centre Initiative representatives launch the Awards.
Chamber and City Centre Initiative representatives launch the Awards.

The Derry - Londonderry Business Awards have been launched this week at the City Hotel.

The Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in service standards and business practice.

They are also designed to reward people development and entrepreneurship in the city.

A spokeswoman said the awards are a joint project organised by the City Centre Initiative and The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland.

She said: “These awards offer local businesses an amazing opportunity to demonstrate why we should all be proud of the businesses in Derry.”

The Award Categories are as follows: Best Tourism Initiative; Best Hospitality Business Award

Social Enterprise Award; Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture; Excellence in Innovation; The Creative Industries Business of the Year; Best Use of Digital and/or Social Media; Excellence in External Trade; Retail Customer Focus Award; Professional Service Excellence; Best Newcomer Award; Healthy Workplace 2015; UBS MBA Excellence Award; Taste of the North West; Employee Excellence Award; Entrepreneur of the Year; and Overall Business of the Year.

Application forms are available from:

To enter please fill out the nomination form and either submit it online or return a hard copy to City Centre Initiative, 10- 1 1 The Craft Village, Shipquay Street BT48 6AR or the Chamber of Commerce, The Old Fire Station, 1 a Hawkin Street, BT48 6RD by noon on Friday 17th April