ThUlster Bank Business Achiever Awards celebrate the spirit of excellence and innovation that are the hallmark of our most successful entrepreneurs and they are inviting your business to join and be part of this. Entries for the 2014 awards are now open. Simply click HERE  to enter the awards.

Please note that it only takes approx 30 mins to apply but you must complete the application in one go – i.e. can not save the form and revert.  It is advisable to print the form first and prepare before commencing the form.

The awards are open to SMEs across all sectors and businesses can enter in any two of the following eight categories:
1. Business Start Up Award
2. Small Business Award
3. Established SME Award
4. International Business Award
5. Women Led Business Award
6. Food & Drink Award
7. Social Enterprise Award
8. Agri-Business Award

Throughout each stage of the awards, companies will be judged on a variety of merits including financial performance, company milestones and achievements, future strategy for the business and the development of innovative products and services.

Following an initial judging process at the preliminary stage of the awards, competing businesses will be shortlisted for provincial awards. Provincial award winners will then advance in their respective categories to compete at an all-island awards ceremony in December 2014, where one category winner will also be crowned overall ‘Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2014’.

The overall winner will receive a comprehensive prize package including a €50,000 publishing bursary with the Irish Independent, business mentoring from Enterprise Ireland, a full-service communications workshop, as well as national and regional media exposure.

Over the past number of years, hundreds of businesses have passed through the awards programme. It’s alumni includes business people and household names from all sectors– such as Glenisk Foods, Mcor Technologies, PM Group, Glenilen Farm, The Sofa Factory, Saba Restaurant, and Tayto Park.

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