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Finalists gear up for results of 2019 North West Business Awards!

30 May 2019

The finalists of this year’s North West Business Awards are gearing up for a night of glitz and glamour as they eagerly await the results of the annual black-tie awards ceremony, set to take place on Friday 7th June at the Whitehorse Hotel.

The awards, organised by City Centre Initiative and sponsored by Derry City and Strabane District Council will celebrate the best in business throughout the Derry and Strabane council area over the past year.

The new Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle said she was looking forward to the awards night and celebrating the winners of 2019.

She said: “The businesses and entrepreneurs who have been shortlisted will now represent the North West’s 2019 best in business. The awards are a great platform for all business throughout the city and region and showcase what we have to offer as business destination.”

The winners and the additional awards for Youth 19 Champion, the Visit Derry Conference of the Year and the big one, the Overall Business/Entrepreneur of the Year award, will be revealed at the award ceremony, attended by business people throughout the North West on Friday 7th June. Tickets are now available via City Centre Initiative at www.cciderylondonderry.com or telephone 028 7136 0169.

The 2019 NW Business Award finalists…

NW Creative Industries Business of the Year – sponsored by Foyleside Shopping Centre

The Fashion & Textile Design Centre

In Your Space

The Season Hats

NW Pub of the Year – sponsored by Full Circle Management Solutions

Badgers Bar

The Bentley Bar

Guildhall Taphouse

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by RiverRidge

Primrose Café

Soda & Starch

Synge & Byrne

Hotel of the Year – sponsored by Dillon Bass

City Hotel


Shipquay Boutique Hotel

Retailer of the Year – sponsored by JKC Coleraine



Synge & Byrne

Business Hero of the Year – sponsored by Derry News

Aaron Coleman, A&E Carwash

The Fashion & Textile Design Centre

Sean Dillon, City Cabs

Young Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Specsavers Derry~Londonderry

Adam Beales – thenewadamb99

Ben Sayers - Bearney Nursery

Gerard McElwee – McElwee Custom Motorcycles

NW Award for Environmental Excellence in Business – sponsored by Derry City and Strabane District Council

2 North

EHA Group


Contribution to the NW Economy Award – sponsored by City of Derry Airport & Loganair

EHA Group



NW Excellence in Innovation – sponsored by Allstate

Globaltec NI

Joule Group

With Love Recipes Ltd

NW Excellence in Leadership – sponsored by Ulster University

Garvan O'Doherty – Garvan O’Doherty Group

Gavin Killeen, Nuprint Technologies

John Harkin – Alchemy Technology Services

Best use of Marketing, Digital and/or Social Media – sponsored by BHP Security Solutions


Nerve Centre


Best NW Small Business – sponsored by Power NI

DA Miller

MFC Sport

MPA Recruitment

Sproules Jewellers

Best NW Large Business – sponsored by CCI