From Family Business to Tourism

 

In their seventh year, the Fermanagh Herald Business Awards aim to celebrate local business success and in particular those who show initiative, business acumen and a great determination to grow the local economy.

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Businesses and individuals can enter the refreshed 2018 Awards now.   Today we profile two of the award categories on offer:

FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, SPONSORED BY FIRST TRUST BANK (NEW CATEGORY)

Pictured launching the new Family Business of the Year Award are category sponsors Catherine Robertson and Tommy Traynor of First Trust Bank along with Maurice Kennedy, Editor, Fermanagh Herald.

This award is open to any family run and family owned business in Fermanagh. The successful business will demonstrate how family members and values have developed the business. Applications will be assessed on how the family members/values have fulfilled the following criteria: development of the business, decision making, future growth, future family involvement

BEST TOURISM INITIATIVE AWARD, SPONSORED BY FERMANAGH LAKELAND TOURISM

Pictured launching the Best Tourism Initiative Award are Louise Curry and David Morrison representing category sponsor Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism. Also pictured is Raymond McGinn of the Fermanagh Herald

This award is looking for an initiative which has demonstrated tourism growth, partnership, enhancement of cultural heritage, creativity and innovation. Extra weight will be given to those initiatives that demonstrate the potential to develop and grow in the near future and to those that compliment the existing tourism offer. Criteria includes: creativity, innovation, achievements and future potential.

AWARD BENEFITS

By entering you can raise your profile, prove your excellence, acknowledge your team efforts and impress partners and clients. There is an added bonus of £2,000 worth of SWC Innotech Centre consultancy for the Best Start Up Business Award winner, plus £350 of Gortrush Food Services vouchers for the Restaurant of the Year shortlisted nominees.

PROCESS

After the closing date, 3rd August, the judging panel will then shortlist each category with guaranteed free publicity for the entrants in advance of the gala awards night and also at the big night itself. Self and third-party nominations are welcome for all award categories.

GALA AWARDS NIGHT

The process will culminate with a Gala Awards Night in the Killyhevlin Hotel on Friday 12th October 2018. For further information please contact Mairead Kelly on 07707150447 or email: m.kelly@northwestnewsgroup.com.