Mark Simpson of the BBC was on hand to see twenty-three local businesses and individuals acknowledged for being top of their game at the Greater Newry Area Business Awards Ceremony held in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday night.

Over 530 guests attended the ceremony organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade which saw the largest number of entrants ever compete for the prestigious awards.

The awards celebrate the very best that the Greater Newry Area business community has to offer, profiling the exceptionally high standard of business leadership, ambition, entrepreneurship and innovativeness which has become synonymous with this region.

Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson Master of Ceremonies

“We are delighted with the success of this high profile event. Our local businesses are continuing to innovate, invest in products and improve levels of customer service. This event celebrates and showcases their success. On behalf of the Newry Chamber, I would like to thank our principal sponsors, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, Bank of Ireland UK & Flogas Natural Gas, together with the sponsors of our individual awards for their support and commitment, without which this event would not have been possible.”

Mr Michael McKeown, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade

Best Use of Technology

Records Doctor was awarded the ‘Best Use of Technology Award’ for the innovative way in which they developed medical software to enhance the way hospitals record and evaluate patients information.