Main Pic: Principal Sponsors of the Greater Newry Area Business Awards pictured with
Master of Ceremonies, Mark Simpson. (L-R)- Mark Simpson, BBC, Paul Crosbie, Flogas
Natural Gas, President Michael McKeown, Newry Chamber of Commerce, Cllr Roisin
Mulgrew, Chairperson Newry Mourne & Down DC, Mary Meehan, CEO, Newry Chamber &
Niall Devlin, Bank of Ireland UK
Over 530 guests attended the Greater Newry Area Business Awards Ceremony in the
Canal Court Hotel on 28th September organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce &
Trade. With the largest ever number of entrants and the largest number of
categories, 21 in all, this high profile and prestigious event was guest hosted by Mark
It celebrated the very best that the Greater Newry Area business community has to
offer, profiling the exceptionally high standard of business leadership, ambition,
entrepreneurship and innovativeness which has become synonymous with this
Winners and finalists of this hotly contested business awards competition were
announced on night, and with 23 awards (over 21 categories) presented to the
crème of local business talent, there was plenty to celebrate at Greater Newry’s very
own business Oscars.
300 applications from local businesses were entered into this awards competition,
and the independent judges of the awards, were highly impressed by the high
standard and volume of applications.
Mr Michael McKeown, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, stated,
‘We are delighted with the success of this high profile event. Our local businesses
are continuing to innovate, invest in products and improve levels of customer
service. This event celebrates and showcases their success. On behalf of the Newry
Chamber, I would like to thank our principal sponsors, Newry, Mourne & Down
District Council, Bank of Ireland UK & Flogas Natural Gas, together with the sponsors
of our individual awards for their support and commitment, without which this event
would not have been possible’.
Chairperson Roisin Mulgrew said ‘On behalf of Gold Sponsor Newry, Mourne & Down
District Council, I am delighted to support and endorse this prestigious event. This
competition provides a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the success of our local
businesses. I would also like to congratulate Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade
on their immense efforts in hosting this event’.
Geraldine O’Hagan from Gold Sponsor, Bank of Ireland UK stated, ‘We are delighted to
be a Gold Sponsor of the Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2017 and to support this
prestigious business awards competition which showcases regional business excellence,
export, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Paul Crosbie, Flogas Natural Gas and Gold Sponsor said ‘Flogas Natural Gas were
delighted to sponsor the Greater Newry Business Awards. Congratulations to all the
winners and indeed everyone involved – it is evident that businesses in the Greater
Newry area are delivering an exceptional standard of service across a diverse range
of sectors. We look forward to continuing to build relationships with local businesses
as we promote our commercial Flogas Natural Gas offering throughout the area.