It is often said that small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. Often these small-business / owner managed people show tremendous imagination, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation which not only helps their companies to grow and thrive and boost the local economy, but they’ve given back as well - to their communities through job creation.
That’s why, in a first -not just for First Trust Bank but for Northern Ireland - we’ve established dedicated awards for small businesses. We want small business owners to be publicly recognised and celebrated for their success and innovation.
In association with Business Eye these awards will showcase the best in 12 categories, open to companies with 50 employees or less covering a wide variety of key sectors, including New Business Start Up of the Year and Innovative Business of the Year.
An expert panel will judge the entrants and the winners announced at a spectacular Gala evening in June.