Omagh Business Award Nominees selected

The  wait is over and the nominees for the 2011 Omagh Business Awards has been revealed. After agonizing over all entries during the short-listing process, the judges have selected three local businesses in each of the seven award categories.

Hosted by the Ulster Herald and Omagh Chamber of Commerce, the Omagh Business Awards return to celebrate the success, talent and all that’s good about business in the Omagh area.

Impressed by the standard of entries, Ulster Herald general manager, Dominic Mc-Clements, said he was delighted that the paper is playing such a pivotal role in promoting local companies.

“The Ulster Herald is delighted to be co-organiser of the 2011 Omagh Business Awards in partnership with Omagh Chamber of Commerce and we are very impressed by the range and standard of entries that have been received from the local business community.

“The Ulster Herald is very much part of the local community and we are proud to be supporting and encouraging local businesses that are trading in very difficult times,” added the general manager.

“In recent times we have been actively encouraging our readers to support the local economy through our Shop Local campaign and we will continue to promote local causes at every level.

“The business awards is an ideal way for local companies to gain acknowledgement of their efforts and sends out a message that they’re here in the local community and making a name for themselves.

“The Ulster Herald in conjunction with Omagh Chamber of Commerce is delighted to provide a forum for local companies to gain recognition for achievement in their area of expertise. We would like to wish all the nominees every success at the Business Awards and throughout 2011,” said Mr McClements.

President of Omagh Chamber of Commerce Christopher Kelly said, “The Omagh Business Awards are a recognition of the ability and energy that thrives within Omagh’s business community.

“We have extremely strong nominees in all the award categories and they have all excelled in customer service, marketing, export, business practice and innovation.

“Local firms continue to meet their challenges head on and continue to play their part in creating a vibrant enterprise economy here in the Omagh area,” he added.