The award winners at the Larne Times Business Excellence Awards dinner at the Ballygally Castle Hotel. LT48-209.

Larne Business Awards 2022: who were the winners?

Special guests and participants in this year’s Larne Business Excellence Awards gathered in Ballygally Castle Hotel for a gala awards ceremony on Thursday night (November 24).

Hosted by the Larne Times, in partnership with principal sponsor Mid and East Antrim Council and category sponsors Res Group, Larne Football Club, Caterpillar and Everun Ltd, the night of celebration highlighted the entrepreneurship of businessess, large and small, throughout the area.

Compered by Barra Best and with a special welcome from the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Alderman Noel Williams, the event paid tribute to all those involved in the business and economic life in the Larne district.

The award category winners were as follows:

Best Large Business: Kilwaughter Minerals.

Best New/Start-Up Business: Emily’s Playroom.

Best SME Business: Raptor Photonics Ltd.

Business in the Community Award, sponsored by Res Group: Kilwaughter Minerals.

Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Larne Football Club: Sandra McDowell.

Innovation Award, sponsored by Caterpillar: Clearer Water.

Retail, Leisure and Tourism Business of the Year, sponsored by Larne Times: Magheramorne Estate.

Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Everun Ltd: Hampton Roast Coffee.

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: David Hunter.

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