Thirty-two of Ireland’s leading businesses were selected as winners at the Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster provincial finals of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards which took place recently.
THE AWARDS, which are now in their 16th year,
are in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and InterTrade Ireland. Each winner now qualifies to compete for the national title at an awards ceremony which takes place in Dublin in March. Almost 400 businesses from the north and the south entered the 2009 awards which aim to recognise and reward business success, regardless of business offering, service, or location.
The winning business, in each of the eight categories, was selected from a shortlist of three companies. Companies were judged on a variety of merits including sales performance, market share growth, company milestones, innovative new products or services and successful achievements by key personnel. Each provincial winner will now compete for the national title in their category at the all-island finals in March.
All provincial winners also have an opportunity to win the national title of Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2009. Each provincial winner will receive a specially commissioned award created by Grainne Breslin, local and national PR opportunities, entry into the national awards and a dedicated profile page on the Business Achievers Awards website.
The grand prize for the national winner is a comprehensive package including an Executive Education programme at Harvard University Business School, €50,000 worth of advertising space in the Irish Independent and two years membership of the Institute of Directors.