Northern Ireland

2020 AWARDS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

FSB Northern Ireland’s Celebrating Small Business Awards have gone from strength to strength, with businesses from right across Northern Ireland lifting prizes in a host of categories. From sole traders and micro businesses, to those with substantial workforces, the Awards have attracted a tremendous number and range of entries and established themselves as a highly valued platform within the small business sector.  

The 2020 Awards will be hosted by Wendy Austin MBE, of BBC’s Inside Business, and recognise achievements in 12 categories at a prestigious awards ceremony on 1 April 2020 in Belfast. They offer an excellent opportunity to position your business alongside a high profile and comprehensively marketed event that champions the best small businesses in Northern Ireland. 

We expect the ceremony to be a sell-out once again, building on last year’s great response. The event will open with a drinks reception followed by a two course lunch and promises to be an afternoon of celebration and excitement. 

As with last year, the Northern Ireland winners will also be entered for the UK-wide grand final which will be held in London on 21 May 2020. We look forward to your entry!

2020 AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRIES 1 AUGUST 2019
CLOSING DATE 7 FEBRUARY 2020
TICKET SALES OPENS 19 FEBRUARY 2020 (closing date for tickets 13 March 2020)
DATE OF FINAL 1 APRIL 2020
TICKET COST FOR ATTENDING AREA FINAL £45 per person (includes 2 course lunch) 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Venue address:
Crowne Plaza, 17 Milltown Rd, Shaws Bridge, Belfast, BT8 7XP

Timings:
Registration from 12.00 noon.
Lunch and awards ceremony from
12.30 to 4.00pm and networking
up to 5.00pm

Dress code:
Business Attire

 

Our 2019 winners were: 

Business & Product Innovation Award: 

Winner
Instil Software

 

Highly Commended
AuditComply

 

Community Award - Area only: 

Joint Winners
Kilcooley Womens Centre and Kinship Care NI

 


 

 

Digital Innovation Award:

Winner 
AuditComply

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under): 

Winner 
AJC Group

 

Highly Commended
Digital By Emma

 

Micro Business of the Year: 

Winner
Keenan Healthcare

 

Highly Commended
AKU Training Ltd

 

Start-Up Business of the Year: 

Winner
Groundswell

 

Highly Commended
SMART Global

 

Employer of the Year:

Winner
The Momentum Group

 

Highly Commended
MCL Consulting

 

Scale-Up Business of the Year: 

Winner
Keenan Healthcare

 

 

 

 

Ethical - Green Business of the Year: 

Ethical - Green Business of the Year
MCL Consulting

 

Highly Commended
USEL

 

International Business of the Year:

Winner
Pure Fitout Ltd

 

Highly Commended 
Brookvent

 

Family Business of the Year: 

Winner
Montalto Estate

 

Joint Highly Commended
Fleetwise Ltd

 

Joint Highly Commended
The Wooden Floor Company