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The Greater Newry Area Business Awards Process Open for Entries

Businesses across the Newry & Mourne greater Area attended the launch of the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade Business Awards 2013 in Bellini’s, Newry on Tuesday 18th June, hosted by BBC’s Gerry Kelly.

 Mr Cathal Austin, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade stated, ‘We are proud to announce the launch of the Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2013.  This Business Awards competition will recognise the efforts made by businesses to promote Newry as a place synonymous with product quality, service and customer care’.

 ‘If your business is a local independent or multi-national, trading as a manufacturer, retailer or service provider – whether it employs 2 or 200, with 19 award categories requiring nominations, there is ample opportunity to have your business recognised in this prestigious regional business awards competition.  This is a key time for Newry – to show its confidence in the best of its businesses and in the future of this great trading community’.

Cathal Austin concluded, ‘On behalf of the Newry Chamber, I would like to thank our principal sponsors, Newry & Mourne District Council, On behalf of the Quays Shopping Centre & Leisure Centre we are delighted to be joint event sponsor with Shelbourne Motors, The Quays Shopping & Leisure Centre sees this not only to acknowledge the support we receive from local customers and other businesses but also to assist Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade in its efforts to reward and promote excellence in our city’.

‘I would also like to thank the sponsors of our individual awards for their support and commitment, without which this event would not be possible.

I also want to thank Bellinis Bar & Restaurant for sponsoring the Awards Launch’.

Mayor Michael Ruane said ‘On behalf of Newry & Mourne District Council, I am delighted to support and endorse this prestigious event.  This competition provides a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the successes of our local businesses.  I would also like to congratulate Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade on their immense efforts in organising this event’.

Speaking on behalf of Shelbourne Motors Director  Mr Richard Ward stated ‘we are delighted to offer its support to this prestigious business awards competition which showcases regional business excellence, entrepreneurship and determination to succeed, all factors synonymous with the Greater Newry Area business community’.

The Awards will be judged by independent adjudicators, ‘Stakeholder Communications’ and culminate in a Gala Awards Ceremony on the 12th September 2013 in the Canal Court Hotel. 

Deadline for Entry is the 9th July 2013.

Over the coming days awards brochures will be distributed to businesses throughout the region listing the award categories and advising on how to enter. Organisations can enter the competition online; www.newrybusinessawards.com 

To find out more information on the Awards or to request an awards brochure please contact Newry Chamber office on (028) 3025 0303 or email: info@tng1.arrowhitech.net