Belfast Business Top 50 Companies Recognised at Luncheon

Companies shortlisted in this year’s Belfast Business Top 50 are to be recognised at a luncheon at Titanic Drawing Offices on 26th September 2014.

The lunch will bring together many of the city’s local and global ambassadors to celebrate the best and brightest business leaders, entrepreneurs and companies.

Guest Speaker Minister Simon Hamilton, Department of Finance and Personnel, and Guest of Honour, Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, will acknowledge the achievements of those who have pioneered business in Belfast and demonstrated outstanding commitment to driving economic success in the city.

The Growth Award, sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland, the region’s business development agency, will be presented to a company that has demonstrated exceptional levels of business growth over the past 12 months.Companies shortlisted for this award include:

Connect Telecom

Custom Connect Ltd

Xcell Partners

Novosco Ltd

Core Systems

An online vote will decide the winner of the Visit Belfast People’s Choice Awards, with the following companies shortlisted for the accolade:

Stix and Stones Restaurant

Pubs of Ulster

Etap Hotel

The Gregory Belfast

All of 50 companies listed are to be recognised on the day:

The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts Ray Giffen
A&L Goodbody Mark Thompson
Allen & Overy Andrew Brammer
Alliance Boots Marco Pagni
Anderson Spratt Group Colin Anderson
Bespoke Northern Ireland Melita Williams
Bitnet Technologies Fergal Downey
Citi Leigh Meyer
Concentrix Lisa Kavanagh
Connect Telecom Matthew Brown & Robin Brown
Copius Consulting Manus Magill
Core Systems Patricia O’Hagan
Crescent Capital Colin Walsh
Datactics Stuart Harvey, Inc. Seamus McAteer
DFPF Ltd, T/A People 1st Ronan Heenan
Etain Limited Peter Shields
ETAP Hotel Belfast Patrice Renault
Harriott Communications Rachael Harriott
JAR Technologies James Hunter
Jyrobike Paul Carson
KRW LAW LLP Niall Murphy
Liberty IT David Anderson
MCS Group Barry Smyth, Sean Devlin & Louise Smyth
Merchant Warehouse Damien Dougan
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Sara McClintock
Novosco Patrick McAliskey
Options Danny Moore Paul Graham
Pubs of Ulster Colin Neill
Rallymaps and Circuit of Ireland Rally Bobby Willis
Ready Radius John Ferris
saltDNA Kevin Donaghy & Joe Boyle
Select Management and Security Andrew McQuillan
Sixteen South Colin Williams
SmithDehn NI Russell Smith
Springvale Employment & Learning Aidan Sloane
Stix and Stones Restaurant Daniel & Martin Courtney
Strand Arts Centre Mimi Turtle
Studio Souk Linzi Rooney
The Crossle Car Company Paul McMorran
The Gregory James Ferrin
The Present Tree Catherine Cunningham
The Wicker Man craft shop and gallery Laurence Burrell
Townsend Enterprise Park Ltd Joe McCormack
Trade Association & Advisory Advice Karen Magill
Value Cabs Limited Stephen & Peter McCausland
Venuebooker John Ferguson
Xcell Partners Diane Roberts
Young Enterprise Ciaran Sheehan


Ian Jordan, Director, Corporate Banking Division at event sponsors Ulster Bank said:

“We’re proud to sponsor the Belfast Business Top 50, because it’s important to acknowledge the success and achievements of local businesses and their contribution to our economy.”

Connla McCann, Director Aisling Events, said: “We would like to thank our sponsors of the Belfast Business Top 50 2014 Ulster Bank, Visit Belfast, Loughshore Investments, Invest Northern Ireland and Delta Packaging. All the action from the day can be followed using the Twitter hashtag: #Biz50.”

The business luncheon is a sell out but further information can be found at or call 02890 611916.

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