Principal Sponsor
Mid Ulster Council

Award Categories

BEST RETAILER

(a) brief description of business

(b) briefly summarise marketing strategy

(c) growth and development to date and future potential

(d) good customer service and engagement with customer base

(e) good presentation and upkeep of premises both internal and external

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BEST EXPORT BUSINESS

BEST EXPORT BUSINESS

Sponsored by Riada Resourcing

(a) brief description of business

(b) summarise export marketing strategy

(c) growth and development to date and future potential

(d) outline current export markets

(e) success in securing new markets

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BEST MANUFACTURER

BEST MANUFACTURER

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK

(a) brief description of business

(b) summarise marketing strategy

(c) growth and development to date and future potential

(d) demonstrate how business stands out from competitors 

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BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Mid Ulster Enterprises

(a) brief description of career (entrants may work for or own a business)

(b) entrants should demonstrate how they stand out from their peers

(c) summarise their main business achievements

(d) summarise special qualities or strengths

(e) summarise career ambitions

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BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE & USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE & USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Sponsored by Outsource Solutions (NI) Ltd

(a) brief description of business
(b) brief description of digital initiative/ use of social media
(c) summarise main strengths of digital initiative/ use of social media & benefit to the business
(d) demonstrate how digital initiative/ use of social media engages, interacts with & is relevant to audience
(e) provide evidence of users, followers etc & any other relevant data to support the entry 

https://osgroup.co.uk/

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EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

Sponsored by Innotech Centre, South West College

(a) give a brief description of the business

(b) briefly describe the innovation that has made the biggest contribution to the success of the business

(c) summarise its' development & application

(d) outline how commercial performance, operational effectiveness & significant growth were affected

(e) summarise how market share, overall financial performance & customer engagement were increased

http://www.swc.ac.uk/innovate/innotech-centre/Home.aspx

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BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE - VOTED FOR BY READERS

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE - VOTED FOR BY READERS

Sponsored by Gildernew & Co

(a) readers will be asked to nominate a local business where the customer service experience has been great

(b) nominated businesses will then be published in the Mail and Times and readers asked to vote for their winner

(c) The Mid-Ulster Mail and Tyrone Times reserves the right to shortlist the nominations if necessary

https://www.gildernewandco.com/

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EXCELLENCE IN PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

EXCELLENCE IN PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

Sponsored by Henry Brothers

(a) brief description of business

(b) demonstrate how training has been designed and delivered

(c) illustrate measurable benefits of training to the business

(d) show how the business goes beyond normal parameters in commitment to staff development 

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SME BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SME BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by First Trust Bank

(a) brief description of business

(b) demonstrate the business has less than 50 employees with a turnover less than £6.5m and a balance sheet of less than £3.26m

(c) demonstrate a clear commitment to investment and innovation, converting into growth in profitability and return

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READERS FAVOURITE EATING ESTABLISHMENT

READERS FAVOURITE EATING ESTABLISHMENT

Sponsored by EMA Contracts

(voted for by Mid Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times readers)

  • readers will be asked to nominate their favourite Eating Establishmen via the online link
  • nominated businesses will then be listed in the Carrick Times and readers asked to vote for their favourite.
  • The Mid Ulster Mail & Tyrone 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 COMMUNITY IMPACT

BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT

Sponsored by Dalradian Gold

(a) brief description of business

(b) initiatives implemented that have had a positive impact on the local community

(c) show the benefits of any collaboration with the local community

(d) demonstrate sponsorship or contributions to local sporting clubs, schools, churches, charities – either in terms of financial or in-kind contribution

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EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM

EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM

Sponsored by Washing Bay

(a) brief description of business

(b) demonstrate how business benefits tourism in the region

(c) provide details of any industry specific awards achieved

(d) demonstrate evidence of growth and development to date and future potential

(e) demonstrate good customer service 

http://www.washingbay.com/

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Mid Ulster District Council

(a) brief description of career
(b) demonstrate outstanding contribution to business in and commitment to the Mid Ulster area
(c) demonstrate special achievements during career
(d) awards received and/or recognition from business/industry peers
(e) additional supporting information

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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

DATE

Wednesday 15th November 2017

VENUE

Glenavon Hotel
Glenavon House Hotel
52 Drum Rd
Cookstown
BT80 8JQ