In pictures: See all the winners from the Ballymena Business Excellence Awards

 

 

 

IT was one of the biggest nights of the year in the social calendar on the Ballymena business scene.

The prestigious Ballymena Business Excellence Awards on Thursday were hosted by the Tullyglass House Hotel.

The glittering black tie event saw over 400 representatives from local businesses enjoy a fabulous evening celebrating everything that is good about business in the Ballymena area.

 

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North Antrim MP Ian Paisley; Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Mayor Lindsay Millar and Council Chief Executive Anne Donaghy; compere Liam Beckett and Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials were among those in attendance at the Business Excellence Awards.

Guests were welcomed by Chamber President Robin Cherry MBE and Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor Lindsay Millar.

The President thanked all the events sponsors including the principal sponsors Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

The event was hosted by Radio Ulster sports pundit and former footballer Liam Beckett.

The Awards culminated with David Hamilton being presented with the Commitment to Ballymena award.

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley joined council officials and Chamber officials for the evening.

You can see the winners here, and larger pictures can be viewed if you scroll down.

And, a list of all those short-listed for awards and the winners is at the bottom of this story. ‘Ballymena Daily’ says well done all.

 

 

 

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A LIST OF THOSE SHORTLISTED FOR AWARDS (AND WINNERS IN RED):

Customer Service Award Retail Sector (Independent Retailer) – First Trust Bank

Spences Menswear

Eclipse Nursery Store

Leaf Designs

BlueBird

Customer Service Award Retail Sector (Multiple Retailer) – Power NI

Spar Doury Road

EuroSpar Cullybackey

Spar BP Ahoghill

The Perfume Shop

Best use of Digital and/or Social Media Award – Samuel Cumming & Son Solicitors

Galgorm Dental

Grafters Media – HIGHLY COMMENDED

Chipmongers Ballymena

Spar BP Ahoghill

Best Eating Establishment Award – RiverRidge

Go Sun Restaurant

Castle Kitchen & Bar

Fratellis

Millside Restaurant Gracehill

Best Small Eatery/Coffee Shop Award – firmus energy

Toast

The Barista

The Corner Bakery

The Misty Burn

Customer Service Award Service Sector – Riada Resourcing

Stewarts Solicitors

Danske Bank

Fenaghy Vets

First Trust Bank

Customer Service Award Hospitality Sector – Autoline Insurance Group

Millside Restaurant Gracehill

Beechtree Manor

Go Sun Restaurant

Toast

Business Premises Award – Galgorm Resort & Spa

Serious Country Sports

Bannside Pharmacy

First Trust Bank

Galgorm Dental

Innovation Award – The Gallaher Trust

Spar Doury Road

Brilliant Trails

Fastenal

Vera McCullough Jewellery

Best Business Website Award – Country Garage Ballymena BMW

Utility Bear

Adore Kitchens

northXsouth

Serious Country Sports

Right Place to Work Award – Black Advertising

McCarroll McConnell & Co Ltd

martin & hamilton

MPA Recruitment

Spar Broughshane

Most Promising New Business Award – Bank of Ireland UK

FCS Services Ltd

GET BAKED

Knockdene Healthcare

Willow Beauty

Best Small Business Award – Michelin Development Fund

Brilliant Trails

Hot Milk Forge

Rococo Restaurant/Wellington Bistro NI

Starling Entertainments Ltd

Export Business of the Year – Danske Bank

Clarke Facades

Ben Vista Nursery & Garden Centre

Utility Bear

Social Enterprise of the Year Award – Ballymena Business Centre

Ballymena Credit Union

Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland (ReStore)

Slemish n tha Braid Credit Union

Involvement in the Community Award – McKeever Hotel Group

EuroSpar Cullybackey

Ballymena Rugby Club

martin & hamilton

Slemish n tha Braid Credit Union

Best Creative Business Award – Millside Restaurant Gracehill

Starling Entertainments Ltd

GET BAKED

Hot Milk Forge

Vera McCullough Jewellery

Best Young Person in Business Award – Northern Regional
College

Gillian Matthews – Willow Beauty

Daryl Adams – Rococo Restaurant/Wellington Bistro NI

Eamonn Higgins – Hot Milk Forge

Andy Kilpatrick – northXsouth

Employee of the Year Award – Grafton Recruitment

Mabel McKeown – Adair Arms Hotel

Patricia Hannaway – Spar Doury Road

Joanna Robinson – 360 Properties

Jordan Sneddon – Spar Broughshane

Business Growth Award – Ulster Bank

Clarke Facades

Ballymena Credit Union

Knockdene Healthcare

Rococo Restaurant/Wellington Bistro NI

Commitment to Ballymena – Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

David Hamilton – martin & hamilton

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