Welcome to the North down Business Awards 2016

We are delighted to launch the 16th Annual local business awards and confirm that the Gala Awards night will take place on Friday 14th October in The Clandeboye Lodge Hotel. With continued growth in entry numbers year-on- year, the awards are a vital part of the local business calendar and provide a real incentive for local businesses, with many going on to win an award and be recognised for their commitment to growth, investment, customer service best practice and high standards.
16 award categories have been carefully selected to reflect the North Down area and we are confident that you will find (at least) one to suit you and your business. The awards are FREE to enter. Do take a look through this document and then enter online before the closing date of Tuesday 30th August 2016. All entries are submitted ONLINE via our easy entry process.


Open for entries: From Wednesday 27th July 2016 onwards

Closing Date: 12 midnight, Tuesday 30th August 2016

Judging and mystery shopping: From 31st August 2016 onwards

Shortlists announced via Spectator newspaper: Thursday 22nd September 2016 (Part 1) and Thursday

29th September 2016 (Part 2)

Gala Awards Night: Friday 14th October 2016


Thomas Fegan
Bangor Chamber of Commerce
John Hogg
Holywood Chamber of Commerce

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Welcome from Principal Sponsor

Ards & North Down BCThe North Down Business Awards are a highlight of our local calendar.  They provide an opportunity to showcase both the individuals and businesses who are working hard to deliver for business users, customers, visitors and residents.  Their commitment, achievements and contribution to both the local and regional economies, deserve to be recognised – and that is what these awards are all about.

Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to be principal sponsor and I look forward to acknowledging the excellence and celebrating the achievements of our many and varied business sectors.

Alderman Deborah Girvan
Mayor of Ards and North Down