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Best New Business Award

Sponsored by Lisburn Enterprise Organisation

The Best New Business Award will recognise successful new businesses in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Area. This award is open to any business within Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area that started trading after April 2016 and will be judged on the following factors:

  • Number of jobs created
  • Market need addressed
  • Business growth
  • Success in business marketing
  • Plans for further growth
  • Future employment opportunities

Applications should include:

  • Description of the business and how it was established to address a market need
  • Factors that contributed in the business launch and subsequent growth
  • How the business is marketed and what effect has this had on performance
  • Competitive advantage
  • What tools / techniques utilized to establish a market share

This is a written submission award. Please download, complete and return the official application form no later than 5pm Monday 12th February 2018.

Stage 1 of the judging process will be to shortlist submissions based on the criteria above. If an applicant is shortlisted for Stage 2, they will be invited to attend a short interview/presentation with the judging panel followed by Q&A on Thursday 1st March 2018. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Monday 19th February 2018. The panel will then rank the shortlist based on the interview. Please note that if an applicant is shortlisted for stage 2 of the judging process, they must be able to attend a 15-minute interview/presentation on Thursday 1st March 2018 at the Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn.

Lisburn Enterprise Organisation

Lisburn Enterprise Organisation

Enterprise Crescent
Ballinderry Road
Co. Antrim
BT28 2BP

Tel: 028 9266 1160