BELFAST is set to be well represented at this year’s Ulster Tatler Awards in Belfast City Hall with no fewer than twenty-three individuals and businesses from the region shortlisted for a prestigious award.
The awards celebrate the achievements of business men and women over the last year with Michael Chandler of Michael Chandler Estate Agents, Greg Wilson founder of Seopa and Colin Williams, Creative Director at Sixteen South all in the running for Business Man of the year. Representing Belfast for Business Woman of the Year is Beverley Brown, General Manager of Funeral Services NI.
A number of Belfast-based businesses are also shortlisted for the September 18 ceremony including Liberty Blue (Fashion Boutique of the Year), The Wooden Floor Company (Interiors Store of the Year), Rebel Hair, Andrew Watson Hairdressing and Battisti Hairdressing (Hairdressing Salon of the Year), The Lash Lounge (Health and Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year), Therapie Clinic, Destination Skin (Cosmetic Practice/Clinic of the Year), Tedfords, OX, Graze (Restaurant of the Year), Ramada Plaza and The Merchant Hotel (Hotel of the Year), The Boom Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and NI Chest Heart and Stroke Association (Charity of the Year), Rumour Mill PR, Established Coffee and Paddy Wallace Rugby Academy (New Business Start Up of the Year).
The Ulster Tatler Awards in association with Optilase Eye Clinic honours personalities and businesses throughout Ulster with 13 categories voted for the public, and also the celebrated Lifetime Achievement Award which has been presented to some of the province’s best loved individuals including Phil Coulter, James Galway, Dame Mary Peters OBE, Brian Friel, Gloria Hunniford and Terri Hooley.
Shortlists in each category have been compiled from votes cast by members of the public with judging panels of media and industry experts then selecting the winners to be announced at the glamorous ceremony in the iconic Belfast City Hall, presented by local comedian Tim McGarry.
“Northern Ireland has quickly become renowned for producing a wealth of talent in business, sports and entertainment,” said Chris Sherry, editor of Ulster Tatler. “This year we have a formidable task of selecting only one winner in each category as the standard in every category is so high this year.
“Each year the awards celebration gets better and better with local celebrities and surprise performers making the evening a much loved and anticipated event and this year is no exception,” concluded Chris.