Principal Sponsor Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

Award Categories

BEST RETAILER

  1. brief description of business
  2. briefly summarise marketing strategy
  3. gowth and development to date and future potential
  4. good customer service and engagement with customer base
  5. good presentation and upkeep of premises both internal and external

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BEST CRAFT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  1. outline the business including background and revenue growth
  2. outline details of your craftsmanship & unique products
  3. summarise marketing strategy
  4. demonstrate future plans for your business & how you set yourself apart from others

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BEST ARTISAN COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  1. outline the business including background and revenue growth
  2. outline details of your unique/premium quality products and where you can buy them
  3. summarise marketing strategy
  4. demonstrate future plans for your business & how you set yourself apart from other producers. Please provide us with a sample of your product/s

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BEST EXPORT BUSINESS

  1. briefly describe your business
  2. summarise export marketing strategy
  3. summarise growth and development to date and future potential
  4. outline current export markets
  5. explain success in securing new markets

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READERS FAVOURITE EATING ESTABLISHMENT

READERS FAVOURITE EATING ESTABLISHMENT

Sponsored by Cannon Hyundai

(voted for by Carrick Times readers)

  • readers will be asked to nominate their favourite Eating Establishment. The nomination coupon will appear in the Carrick Times. Complete the Nomination Coupon and post your nomination to the address in the How to Enter section
  • nominated businesses will then be listed in the Carrick Times and readers asked to vote for their favourite.
  • The Carrick Times reserves the right to shortlist the nominations if necessary.
  • only those nominations and votes received on genuine newsprint forms will be accepted. Photocopies not allowed.

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BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Sponsored by AES

(voted for by Carrick Times readers)

  • readers will be asked to nominate a local business where the customer service experience has been great. The nomination coupon will appear in the Carrick Times. Complete the Nomination Coupon and post your nomination to the address in the How to Enter section
  • nominated businesses will then be listed in the Carrick Times and readers asked to vote for their favourite
  • The Carrick Times reserves the right to shortlist the nominations if necessary
  • only those nominations and votes received on genuine newsprint forms will be accepted. Photocopies not allowed.

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EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM

  1. briefly describe your business
  2. demonstrate how the business benefits tourism in the region
  3. provide details of any industry specific awards achieved
  4. demonstrate evidence of growth and development to date and future potential
  5. demonstrate good customer service 

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BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE & USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

  1. briefly describe your business
  2. outline your digital initiative/ use of social media
  3. summarise main strengths of digital initiative/ use of social media & benefit to the business
  4. demonstrate how digital initiative/ use of social media engages, interacts with & is relevant to audience
  5. provide evidence of users, followers etc & any other relevant data to support the entry

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BEST ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS

Sponsored by Gaelectric

All businesses in the environmental sector and businesses with an environmental green policy are eligible to enter

  1. describe the environmental policies and the benefits to the company & wider community
  2. environmental considerations when sourcing products/materials/suppliers
  3. awards for quality standards or recognition for environmental achievements

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BEST START-UP BUSINESS AWARD

BEST START-UP BUSINESS AWARD

Sponsored by Carrickfergus Enterprise

This category is aimed at businesses who have opened in the past 2 years and who have shown growth, implemented a successful business strategy/plan & have made the most of their resources for future growth. Entrants will be judged against the following criteria

  1. briefly describe your business
  2. demonstrate growth since start up e.g staffing, marketing/PR campaigns, products etc
  3. demonstrate a clear commitment to investment, converting into growth in profitability & return
  4. show how your business stands out from your competitors

 

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YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Forever

ENTRANTS MUST BE UNDER 30 YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF CLOSING DATE

  1. briefly describe your career (entrants may work for or own a business)
  2. entrants should demonstrate how they stand out from their peers
  3. summarise their main business achievements
  4. summarise special qualities or strengths
  5. summarise career ambitions

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BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Ulster Bank

  1. briefly describe your career (entrants may work for or own a business)
  2. entrants should demonstrate how they stand out from their peers
  3. summarise their main business achievements
  4. summarise special qualities or strengths
  5. summarise career ambitions

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

You are asked to nominate a local business person who has made an outstanding contribution to business life in the Carrick area over the course of the recipient’s lifetime.

Nominees will also have demonstrated a drive and determination to succeed in business, at times overcoming difficult challenges, and will have shown a strong commitment to the area and its people.

The winner will be chosen by the judging panel.

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This event is proudly brought to you by:

EVENT CONTACTS:


Karen Fitzmaurice
Karen.fitzmaurice@jpress.co.uk
028 38395564

Julie Forde
Julie.forde@jpress.co.uk 
028 38395504

Carrickfergus Business Awards 2017

Carrickfergus Business Awards 2017

Belfast Loughshore Hotel,
75 Belfast Road,
Belfast
BT38 8PH