Companies urged to enter Business Achievers Awards

Local companies are invited to enter the 2012 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards before the February 28 deadline.

Local companies are invited to enter the 2012 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards before the February 28 deadline.

The awards scheme provides not only opportunities for companies to generate publicity but also networking opportunities and business development events.

New awards this year include a Woman Led Business category and a division into two separate categories of Agri-Business and Food and Drink.

A judging panel will shortlist companies for the Provincial Awards and the Provincial winners will be announced at award ceremonies in April 2013. Provincial Award winners will then go on to compete in their respective categories at an all-island gala event in May 2013, where one category winner will also be crowned overall ‘Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2012’.

The 2012 Ulster Bank Business Achiever will receive a prize package including a €50,000 publishing bursary with the Irish Independent, business mentoring from Enterprise Ireland, a full service communications workshop, and national and regional PR coverage.

For further information and to enter a business in the 2012 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, go to www.businessachieversaward.com or follow @ulsterbank_BAA on Twitter.

The awards are run in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and SmallBusinessCan and are open to SMEs north and south of the border. Entries are now open on businessachieversaward.com.