We are very proud that two of our members lifted prestigious awards on Thursday 23rd October at the UTV Business Eye Awards.
The Rug House, based at a 60,000 sq.ft warehouse in the Carnbane Industrial Estate, was named as SME (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise) of the Year from a hotly-contested category.
The company sells rugs online to customers in 30 countries around the world.
And MJM Marine, also based at Carnbane, were awarded the Deal of the Year Award for its job-saving acquistion earlier this year of key elements of the former Mivan business, which had entered administration.
Flybe’s UK General Manager (North and RoI) Andrea Hayes, a member of the judging panel, commented that the entries for the 2014 awards were of a higher quality than ever before.
“We were delighted with the calibre of entries this year from right across Northern Ireland. The spread of winners both sectorally and geographically reflect the breadth and depth of business talent inherent locally,” she enthused.
See below for a list of winners on the night:
Digital Company of the Year – Total Mobile
Business Consultancy of the Year – ASM Chartered Accountants
Young Business Personality of the Year – Joseph Doherty, ReGen Waste
SME of the Year – The Rug House
Agri Food Innovation Award – Wilson’s Country
Employer of the Year – Novosco
Green Company of the Year – Linergy
Business Education Award – Ulster Bank
Research & Development Project of the Year – PathXL
Waste Reduction Project of the Year – Council for the Homeless NI / Fareshare
Tourism/Hospitality Project of the Year – Giro D’Italia Grande Partenza
Retailer of the Year – Lidl Northern Ireland
International Award – Norbrook Laboratories
Deal of the Year – MJM Marine / Mivan
Business Personality of the Year – Eamonn Donaghy
Company of the Year – Decora Blind Systems
Fleet Manufacturer of the Year – Nissan