Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2016 by Ulster Business

Time running out to enter viscount awards

Ulster Business editor David Elliott and Business Development Manager at Aer Lingus Andrea Hunter

Businesses across Northern Ireland are being reminded that the deadline for entries to the 2016 Aer Lingus Viscount Awards is looming.

Submissions must be received by Monday 21st March at 5pm and, with seven diverse categories, businesses of all sizes are encouraged to look at the criteria and get their entries in.

Andrea Hunter, Business Development Manager at Aer Lingus in NI said: “The Aer Lingus Viscount Awards, in association with Ulster Business, celebrate the wonderful spectrum of businesses here in Northern Ireland.

“Our award categories have seen a shake up this year and what we really want to see is a wider range of businesses enter to enjoy recognition for their achievements in the last 12 months.

“Best Business Start-Up is a new category that was created to recognise companies that have been recently established. In the past we noticed huge numbers of newer businesses applying for the ‘Best SME’ title but who found it difficult competing against the longer established companies.

“We’ve also added the ‘Employee Champion’ award to reward businesses that go above and beyond to create a positive employee culture.

“With entries already coming in from across NI, I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet submitted their entry to do so before we reach the entry deadline.

“I’m already looking forward to sitting down with our seasoned judging panel to go through the submissions – we always learn something new about the array of fantastic businesses we have here,” she added.

The 2016 awards luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at the IoD, 116 Pall Mall, London.

Entry forms and criteria can be found at viscountawards.ulsterbusiness.com. All entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday, March 21.

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