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TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT 
 
If you are a finalist wishing to purchase a ticket, ring Niamh on 028 9521 6016
 
 
The Women in Business Awards celebrate, reward and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland.  Now in their 8th year, the Women in Business Awards allow all sectors and industries to come together for an evening of celebration to recognise the best of home grown talent and the valuable contribution that women make to the economic life of Northern Ireland.  
 
This year’s Awards will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge on Thursday 8th November. Guaranteed to be our biggest celebration to date, the Women in Business Awards celebrate, acknowledge and reward the hard work and achievements of some of Northern Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, senior managers and leaders.
 
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Nominate yourself, a friend or a colleague today!

Now a firm fixture in the Northern Ireland business calendar, recognition as an award finalist and winner holds great prestige.  Finalists and winners benefit from increased media coverage and profiling, offering unique business opportunities that can help you drive your business forward.  All finalists will join the Women in Business Award Finalist Alumnae – a group specially created to offer all finalists since 2011 the opportunity to network and engage with like-minded business women and to stimulate opportunity for both personal and professional development.

All 2018 finalists will have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive Finalist Retreat where they will come together to be inspired by a range of speakers and network with their peers in a unique environment.  More details will be unveiled in the coming months!

To enter online please complete the application form below.  Tickets are now available and early booking is highly recommended for this sell-out event!

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Recently appointed US Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau has been announced as the guest speaker for the 2018 Women in Business Awards which are taking place on 8th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. 

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2018
 
Elaine Birchall, CEO SHS Group
 
 
Award for Advancing Diversity in the Workplace sponsored by Queen’s University Belfast
      Corporate Winner
  • Allstate Northern Ireland
      Individual Winner
  • Vicky Davies – Danske Bank UK
Award for Best Customer Service sponsored by RSA
       Corporate Winner
  • Noreen Courtney – Bombardier, Belfast
       Small Business Winner
  • Claire Stewart - Cartmill Stewart & Co Chartered Accountants
Award for Best in Professional Services sponsored by Grafton Recruitment
        Corporate Winner
  • Tracey Schofield – A&L Goodbody
         Small Business Winner
  • Aideen Duggan – Keenan Healthcare
 
Winner for Best Marketing Campaign sponsored by Kaizen Print
  • Olga Lynch – The Transfer Tutor (Online Quizzes)
Winner for Best New Start Up sponsored by Go For It
  • Katie Matthews – Excel In Education Tutoring School Ltd
 
Winner for Best Small Business sponsored by Danske Bank
  • Claire Hunter - Marine Hotel Ballycastle
Winner for Outstanding Innovation sponsored by First Trust Bank
  • Cara Macklin - Macklin Care Homes & Malone Lodge Hotel
Winner for Excellence in IT sponsored by The Irish News
  • Adrienne Hanna - Right Revenue Ltd.
Winner for Outstanding Management and Leadership sponsored by Fleet Financial
  • Maeve Monaghan - NOW Group
Winner for Young Business Woman of the Year sponsored by Ulster Bank
  • Deirdre Lynch - Vector Improvements Ltd.
To celebrate the success of our award finalists, they have been invited to attend the Finalists’ Retreat taking place at Virgin Media Television, Dublin on Monday 22nd October.  We have organised a luxury coach that will be transporting them down to Dublin.
 
The fully complimentary retreat will include fantastic workshops at the Virgin Media Television Studios and also provide great networking opportunities for our finalists. 
 
We are delighted that Tracey-Jane Cassidy – the brains behind Junior Einstiens VOOM 2017 Winner, will be joining us to discuss her success. The retreat will end with an exclusive reception at No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place in Dublin City Centre.  
 
We look forward to celebrating with the finalists and we will upload photos from the retreat in due course.
 
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