This Year’s Business Awards Launched

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Brilliant businesses from across the North-West are being encouraged to enter this year’s Junior Chamber Derry Business Awards 2015 which will take place on Saturday, November 21st at the Whitehorse Hotel.

Junior Chamber President, Chris Gray, expressed his delight at the new approach the awards are set to take this year.

Commenting at this week’s launch, Mr. Gray said: “This year there will be a number of new elements to the awards.

“There will now be six prizes up for grabs for our local businesses and they will include Best New Business; Best Digital Business; Customer Service Excellence;Marketing Campaign of the Year; Best Social Economy and the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award.

He went on: “I felt it was important that the awards reflected how business has evolved in recent years.

“There’s much more of an emphasis on savvy marketing and customer service excellence and the awards should honour businesses which are executing this effectively.”

He explained how businesses can enter this year’s high profile event.

“Businesses can nominate themselves or, indeed, anyone else, by simply contacting us at or by visiting the website

“We very much look forward to those business who intend to apply and remind businesses to be on their toes as we scrutinise their applications and maybe even pay a surprise visit before the night of the awards,” he add.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Colr. Elisha McCallion, spoke of her excitement for the event.

“Young, up and coming business people need as much support as we can possibly give and having spent time with the Junior Chamber Board this year I’m confident this organisation can provide the support necessary for young professionals wishing to get ahead and learn the traits necessary to be successful in the business community. I look forward to meeting the award winners on the night and would encourage as many businesses as possible to enter.”

Tickets for this black tie event can be purchased by contacting or online at