The Fermanagh Herald Business Awards are back for 2024. Now in our eleventh year the event continues to go from strength to strength with last years event securing a record number of applications, nominees, votes and ticket sales. 

Friday past saw the 2024 sponsors gather for the launch of this year’s awards which promise to be our best yet. The awards are a 5 month long process which will culminate in our gala awards night on Friday October 11 at the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges


Best Start Up Business Award sponsored by Greentown Environmental

Business Excellence Award

Family Business of the Year Award sponsored by Modern Tyres

Sustainability Strategy of the Year Award sponsored by Encirc

Retailer of the Year Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Best Daytime Eatery Award

Excellence in Tourism Award sponsored by Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges

Contribution to the Community Award sponsored by Mannok

Landmark Achievement Award sponsored by Pilgrim’s Food Masters

Lifetime Achievement for Business Commitment sponsored by Belleek

Business Person of the Year Award sponsored by Severfield



By entering your business for an award, you will raise your brand awareness, prove your excellence, acknowledge your team efforts, celebrate your success and impress your partners and clients. There is guaranteed free publicity for shortlisted entrants.



Severfield are principle sponsor of the 2024 Fermanagh Herald Business Awards. Graeme Buchanan of Severfield is pictured with Fermanagh Herald editor Ray Sanderson.

Severfield is the UK’s market-leading structural steel company and one of the biggest in Europe, they operate across five sites including right here in Fermanagh. The Ballinamallard based site has a sixty plus year association with the steelwork industry through its background as Fisher Engineering Ltd. The local state of the art factory has contributed to major projects such as the Titanic Signature Building and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena



Belleek are once again an associate sponsor of the 2024 Fermanagh Herald Business Awards. Pictured are Belleek’s Financial Director, Martin Sharkey alongside NWNG Managing Director, Dominic McClements.

Belleek is a brand synonymous with Fermanagh. In business since 1857 they have continued to evolve over the past 165 years. The brand is focused on delivering quality products, high levels of customer care and are committed to ongoing development.

Pilgrim’s Food Masters are back as an associate sponsor of the 2024 Fermanagh Herald Business Awards. Ian Hall of Pilgrim’s Food Masters is pictured alongside NWNG Senior Marketing Executive, Catherine Cassidy

Also on board as an associate sponsor for 2024 are Pilgrim’s Food Masters who are employers of over 60,000 people globally and are pioneers in food development and who make great tasting chilled and frozen products. 

Delighted to be announcing the awards, Ray Sanderson, editor of the Fermanagh Herald said, “the whole business awards initiative is a truly magnificent PR opportunity to be involved in, whether you’re a sponsor or a nominee. We thank our principle and category sponsors and we are looking forward to making it the biggest and best Fermanagh Herald Business Awards yet!’’

The event is supported by a wide range of successful local businesses. Our principle, associate and category sponsors are an integral part of our local economy. The Fermanagh Herald are proud to work in partnership with these enterprises to host the biggest social business event in Fermanagh


For further information please contact Catherine Cassidy, Senior Marketing Executive for the Fermanagh Herald on c.cassidy@northwestnewsgroup.com