Top NI businesses now in running for prestigious UK award

NI Chamber
FinTrU – Conor Donnelly (Marketing Manager at FinTrU); Ellvena Graham (President of NI Chamber) and Darragh McCarthy (Chief Executive of FinTrU).

Firms scoop NI Chamber Awards

Six companies from across Northern Ireland join Northern Regional College (NRC) as the winners of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Chamber Business Awards.

Financial Services company FinTrU and technology firm Outsource Solutions both received two awards from the Northern Ireland business organisation which represents over 1,200 companies from across Northern Ireland.

The winners will now compete against other regional winners in the national finals in a bid to win a top UK business accolade in their category.

NI Chamber has revealed the following winners:

  • Best Use of Technology – McAvoy Group
  • Customer Commitment Award – Outsource Solutions
  • Digital Communications Campaign of the Year – EUROSPAR NI
  • Education & Business – Northern Regional College
  • Employer of the Year – FinTrU
  • Export Business of the Year – Fortress Diagnostics
  • High Growth Business of the Year – FinTrU
  • Small Business of the Year – Lava Group
  • Workplace Wellbeing Award – Outsource Solutions

The national winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Chamber Awards Gala Dinner on 29 November 2018 at the Tobacco Dock in London.

The Chamber Awards is a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing the pivotal role local businesses play in the UK’s continuing growth story.

Ellvena Graham, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:

“Businesses are the engines of the economy – creating opportunities and prosperity in our towns, cities and counties. Even in these turbulent times, they continue to show their adaptability, resilience and strength.

“Every year our judges are impressed by the calibre of entries, and this year was no different. All our finalists should be proud to reach this stage given the stiff competition among our diverse and enterprising pool of applicants.

“The Chamber Business Awards are the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our business communities’ achievements, to take stock of the outstanding performances of local businesses over the past year, and to encourage and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

Commenting on the awards, Darragh McCarthy, FinTrU Founder & Chief Executive, said, “We are extremely proud of this achievement as we continue to grow as a company. We see FinTrU as having a social purpose to create high-quality professional employment and we are delighted to gain recognition for the continuous efforts of the local talent here in Northern Ireland.”

Outsource Solutions Chief Executive, Terry Moore, commented: “These awards are a true reflection of what matters most to us at Outsource; our people and our customers. We are extremely proud of this achievement and are delighted to gain recognition for the continuous efforts, and commitment of all the team at Outsource.”

Highly Commended awards were also claimed by Anaconda Equipment (Best Use of Technology); BLK BOX (Employer of the Year and High Growth Business of the Year); Brookvent (Exporter of the Year); Glandore (Small Business of the Year) and The Henry Group (Workplace Wellbeing Award).

Ni Chamber
Outsource – Eamonn Bunting (Managing Director of Outsource Solutions); Ellvena Graham (President of NI Chamber) and Terry Moore (Chief Executive of Outsource Solutions).


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