Congratulations to Heavenly Tasty Organics who scooped the Best Start-Up Award at the Omagh Business Awards 2011

Congratulations to Omagh Enterprise client, Shauna McCarney of Heavenly Tasty Organics, on winning the Best Start Up Business Award at the Ulster Herald Omagh Chamber of Commerce – Omagh Business Award 2011.

THE success, talent and the entrepreneurialism of Omagh and surrounding areas was acknowledged at the Omagh Business Awards gala on Friday night at Kelly’s Inn.

After three months of seeking nominations, shortlisting and secret shoppers, the winners of the seven prestigious categories were finally announced. (See below for full details of winners).

Organised by the Ulster Herald in partnership with Omagh Chamber of Commerce, the glamorous event was compered by BBC NI economics and business editor, Jim Fitzpatrick and attended by The Minister for the Environment, Alex Attwood.

Chris Kelly, President of Omagh of Commerce, hailed the evening as an ‘outstanding success’, illustrating business strength and creativity that exists throughout the local area.

Mr Kelly said, “I am delighted that the Omagh Business Awards were an outstanding success. Despite the difficult economic times the event was sold out and we had a capacity attendance”.

“The Business Awards celebrate the wealth and diversity of the business talent and the entrepreneurial spirit that exists within Omagh and the surrounding district.

They are a recognition of the exceptional talent of the business men and women of Omagh. The Business Awards are also a badge of the confidence and pride that we have in our town and district. They send a clear message to the wider community in Northern Ireland and beyond that Omagh is an exciting place to do business”.

“The Awards demonstrate that we in Omagh are more than capable of creating dynamic, innovative and successful world-class businesses. The Awards are all about celebrating that success and each and every one of businesses who took part should be proud of what they have achieved. They are an inspiring testament to the innovation and creativity of the people of Omagh.”

Dominic McClements, Ulster Herald General Manager stated, “The Ulster Herald is delighted to be joint organiserof the Business Awards this year along with Omagh Chamber of Commerce. The gala night last Friday was a huge success for everyone concerned with the local business community being acknowledged for its dedication and entrepreneurialism.

“The Ulster Herald plays a pivotal role in the local community and backing initiatives such as the awards is crucial and we look forward to the event growing in strength over the coming years.”

A special supplement with 16 pages of Business Awards information and photos from the big night will be published in Thursday’s Ulster Herald.


• Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Omagh District CouncilHouse of Kidz.

• Excellence in Marketing – Sponsored by Power NITodds Leap.

• Excellence in Business Practice – Sponsored by ABAC – All Business Advice CentreHi-Tec.

• Best Start Up Business Award – Sponsored by Omagh Enterprise – Heavenly Tasty Organics.

• Growth Through Export – Sponsored by Invest NIWaste Systems.

• Customer Service – Sponsored by Grafton RecruitmentPat Kirk Motors.

• Ulster Herald Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year – Marcus Isherwood, Creative Media.