The awards are organised annually by Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Announcing the sponsorship deal, Alan Stewart, Chamber President said
“We’ve seen growth in interest, attendance and applications for the awards every year since we started, with last year over 400 people attending the Gala evening. It’s always great to see the mix of businesses at the awards, representing sectors from retail to manufacturing to services. And it allows Ballymena to showcase the best businesses and practices to outside bodies perhaps looking to locate new businesses.
“I’m glad to say that Chamber has had an excellent working relationship with Ballymena Borough Council over many years and I thank them for their continued support, not only of the awards but Chamber in general. I look forward to this business focused approach continuing into the future”.
Mayor of Ballymena, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE said: “The Awards provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the quality of the business located in Ballymena.”
Alison Moore, who heads up the organizing committee for the awards, added: “Planning is already well under way for this year’s awards. Once again Chamber will be employing Insight Mystery Shopping to carry out the judging and the Tullyglass House Hotel, an excellent facility we are fortunate to have in Ballymena, will again be hosting the gala evening. The date for this year’s award ceremony is Thursday 30th October – which may seem a long way off but it will soon come round so put this date in your diary now. I am confident that this will be another brilliant evening”.