International Business to Best Restaurant

 

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:

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD, SPONSORED BY CAVANAGH KELLY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (NEW CATEGORY)

Pictured launching the new International Business of the Year Award are category sponsor Anna Devlin of Cavanagh Kelly Chartered Accountants along with Ray Sanderson, Assistant Editor, Fermanagh Herald.

This award offers applicants the opportunity to receive recognition for the growth in their locally based business through actively importing/exporting from/to international markets during the last two years.

The winner will demonstrate how working internationally has benefited the business’ profitability. Judges will consider export/import to/from countries outside Northern Ireland (more credence will be attached to countries outside GB).

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: export/import sales growth, percentage of export/import business, overcoming challenges/barriers to exports/imports, strategies for growth

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR AWARD, SPONSORED BY GORTRUSH FOOD SERVICES

Pictured launching the Restaurant of the Year Award are Paddy McNulty of Gortrush Food Services with Raymond McGinn of the Fermanagh Herald.

This award is for a restaurant that consistently provides a welcoming environment with an excellent menu range and top-quality food.

Award sponsor Gortrush Food Services will provide £350 worth of store vouchers towards this category. Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: service, decor, quality, range.

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.