Inaugural Business First Northern Ireland Family Business Awards: GALLERY

Business First, in association with leading accountants Harbinson?Mulholland, launched the inaugural Northern Ireland Family Business Awards.

Sponsored by Ulster University Business School, Black Fox Solutions, SSE?Airtricity, Reactive Recruitment, Mills Selig and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borouch Council, the Awards were held at Malone Lodge Hotel in the heart of Belfast’s University District.

With energy and entertainment supplied by mentalists David Meade, the Awards celebrated the successes of Northern Ireland’s burgeoning family business sector which is growing year-on-year adding real value and depth to Northern Ireland’s economic development.


Best Use of Digital
Winner: Mash Direct
Highly Commended:

Commitment to the Community
Winner: Homecare Independent Living
Highly Commended: Henry Bros

Employer of the Year
Winner: Macklin Group
Highly Commended: Homecare Independent Living

Large Family Business of the Year
Winner: Decora Blinds
Highly Commended: Homecare Independent Living

Medium Family Business of the Year
Winner: McCulla Ireland
Highly Commended: Mash Direct

Small Family Business of the Year – less than 15 employees
Winner: Heavenly Tasty Organics
Highly Commended: Derry Bros

Small Family Business of the Year more than 15 employees
Winner: Cable & Accessories
Highly Commended: McElmeel Mobility

Next Generation Award
Winner: David Jamieson Roofing
Highly Commended: Sonya Cassidy PR

One to Watch Award
Winner: Environmental Street Furniture
Highly Commended: Heavenly Tasty Organics

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Derek Doherty, Rich Sauces
Highly Commended: Brian & Mary Macklin, The Macklin Group

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