Get your entries in for 2019 Greater Newry Business Awards

Get your entries in for 2019 Greater Newry Business Awards

CHAIRPERSON of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Cllr Mark Murnin, Caroline Willis, Financial Director of Shelbourne Motors and Paul Convery, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade.

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Tuesday 16 April 2019 13:47

THE Greater Newry Area Business Awards are back for 2019, bigger and better than ever.

That was the message from the launch event held in the SRC Graduate Restaurant today, (Tuesday, April 16).

Organised by the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, this year’s principal sponsors are Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Shelbourne Motors.

Speaking at the launch event, Chamber President, Paul Convery said: “The Greater Newry Area Business Awards have grown to be the highlight of the Newry business calendar.

"With 26 categories and 27 individual awards, 2019 will be the largest number of awards to date. We are delighted to have Newry Mourne and Down District Council on-board again as a principal sponsor and Shelbourne Motors as the principal commercial sponsor.

“The Greater Newry Area is recognised as a place synonymous with entrepreneurship, innovation excellent service, product quality and customer care. The awards are designed to recognise and reward the very best that this region’s business community has to offer.”

Endorsing the local Council’s support, Cllr. Mark Murnin, Chairman Newry, Mourne and Down District Council said: “Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are delighted to be a principal sponsor for the 2019 Greater Newry Area Business Awards. 

"This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the innovative, successful and high performing businesses that are located right across our District. With a range of categories on offer, the 2019 Business Awards will offer recognition to a range of sectors and business approaches, which all contribute to driving forward growth and investment across the District. 

"These awards are only possible as a result of local business support; I would like to thank all the sponsors involved and Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade for once again hosting these prestigious awards.”

This year’s lead commercial sponsor of the awards is Shelbourne Motors.

Commenting on their involvement Caroline Willis, Financial Director said: “Shelbourne Motors are delighted to partner with the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade as principal sponsor of the 2019 Greater Newry Area Business Awards. 

"A family run business established over 45 years ago we pride ourselves in offering exceptional customer service. We are renowned for our passion for building relationships locally with customers and businesses and we are very much looking forward to growing that within the Greater Newry Area.

“Shelbourne Motors will officially open a new £5m multi-franchise facility in Newry later this year and strengthen our position as one of Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned vehicle retailers.

"The new state-of-the-art facility is a significant investment in the Newry area that will create up to 60 new jobs when it officially opens. It will include new Renault and Kia car showrooms, used car supermarket, car handover bays, lounge-style waiting area with café and a service centre.  

"As we approach our opening in Newry it is with great pleasure that we join other local businesses in celebrating the successes with the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade.”

Meanwhile the Newry Democrat is pleased to be involved in the awards once again this year. We are the proud sponsors of the Best Marketing Initiative award, so get your entries in for that one!

The awards ceremony will be held in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday, June 27. Applications are now open. If you would like more information or to request a brochure contact the Newry Chamber office on 028 3025 0303 (ext. 2) or email

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