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Firms urged to enter Local Business Awards 2012

Businesses in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry and Mourne Council are being encouraged to demonstrate that they are best in class by entering the annual local business awards. The SEED consortium have launched their annual Business Awards to help reward and recognise the most innovative and successful businesses across the council areas. Commenting on the Business Awards, Elaine McAlinden Enterprise Development Officer at Banbridge District Council said: ” This is the second year of the SEED business awards which are targeted at the local business community to recognise their efforts in the current economic climate. The application process is user and we would encourage all local businesses to participate. These business awards form a key part of our support to local businesses as part of the SEED Promoting Sustainable Enterprise Programme and the awards will be presented at the Get Up And Grow Business Conference on June 13 2012, which is taking place in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry.” Commenting on the awards Simon Devlin from organisers Full Circle Management Solutions explained: ” This award competition is aimed at local businesses in the four council areas and is a great opportunity for local businesses to highlight their achievements and secure some great publicity.” The categories are:

  • Armagh Business Champion
  • Banbridge Business Champion
  • Craigavon Business Champion
  • Newry and Mourne Business Champion
  • SEED Regional Female Business Champion
  • SEED Regional Young Entrepreneur
  • SEED Regional Export Champion
  • SEED Regional Innovation Champion


If you would like an application form or wish to obtain more information please contact Denise or Lara at Full Circle Management Solutions on 02890691027 or denise@fullcircle.eu.com / lara@fullcircle.com Alternatively you can apply on line: www.seedpse.com The initiative is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on May 18 2012.


Newry Democrat

1st May 2012