Finalists 2019

Ballymena Business Excellence Awards 2019 

Finalists in alphabetical order


Customer Service Retail Sector, Independent Retailer       Sponsored by First Trust Bank Bannside Pharmacy

Bespoke Decor

Tyre Town

White Gold Bridal


Customer Service Retail Sector, Multiple Retailer Sponsored by Power NI Marks & Spencer


Spar Broughshane

Spar Doury Road


Best Use of Digital and/or Social Media Sponsored by Samuel Cumming & Son Solicitors Fenaghy Vets

Homes Independent

Origin Nightclub

The Smoking Monkey


Best Eating Establishment Award Sponsored by RiverRidge Adair Arms Hotel

The Countryman

The Grouse

The Wild Duck


Best Small Eatery / Coffee Shop Award   Producer Sponsored by firmus energy Chipmongers Ballymena

Highline Street Kitchen

The Corner Bakery

The Misty Burn


Customer Service Award Service Sector Sponsored by Riada Resourcing Homes Independent

Houston Hair (The Tower Centre)

McCarroll McConnell & Co Ltd

Willow Beauty


Customer Service Award Hospitality Sector Sponsored by Autoline Insurance Group Adair Arms Hotel

Mary & Martha’s Vintage Tearoom

The Countryman

The Smoking Monkey


Business Premises Award Sponsored by Country Garage Ballymena BMW Castle Kitchen Bar – Galgorm Golf Club

Slemish Design Studio Architects

Urban Tanning, Beauty & hair

Wool Tower


Skills Development Award Sponsored by Gallaher Trust Galgorm Dental

Martin & Hamilton


Vera McCullough Jewellery


Best Business Website Award Sponsored by Robinsons of Ballymena Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Men’s Hair N.Ireland

Mighty Creative Strategy

Origin Nightclub


Right Place to Work Sponsored by Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort Clarke Facades

Galgorm Dental

McCarroll McConnell & Co Ltd

Spar Ahoghill


Most Promising New Business Award Sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK Country Estates

Lifestyle Gymnastics Academy

Men’s Hair N.Ireland

Rapid Agency Ltd


Best Small Business Award Sponsored by Michelin Development Fund Coulter Weir Wealth Management

Eclipse Nursery Store

Houston Hair (The Tower Centre)

Starling Entertainments Ltd


Family Business of the Year Sponsored by Danske Bank Clarke Facades

The Grouse

The Old Mill Bakery

Wellington Bistro NI


Social Enterprise of the Year Award Sponsored by Ballymena Business Centre Ballymena Credit Union

Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland (ReStore)

Triangle Housing



Involvement in the Community Award Sponsored by Fisher Law 360 Properties

Ballymena Rugby Club

EuroSpar Cullybackey

Ulster Bank


Best Creative Business Award Sponsored by Millside Restaurant Gracehill Nigel Allison Art Gallery

Slemish Design Studio Architects

Starling Entertainments Ltd

Vera McCullough Jewellery


Best Young Person in Business Award Sponsored by Northern Regional College Eclipse Nursery Store Patrick Herald

High Street Kitchen/Maine Cleaning Simon Kennedy

Men’s Hair N.Ireland Richard Gillespie

Willow Beauty Gillian Matthews


Employee of the Year Award Sponsored by Black Advertising 360 Properties Joanna Robinson

The Grouse Peter Magill

The Smoking Monkey Mark McIrath

Spar Doury Road Patricia Hannaway


Business Growth Award Sponsored by Ulster Bank FCS Services Ltd

MPA Recruitment

Wellington Bistro NI




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