Business Growth Award

Sponsored by GMcG Chartered Accountants Lisburn

This award is for businesses that have achieved demonstrable growth by implementing a growth strategy for their business within the past three years. This award is open to all businesses in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area that can demonstrate growth in one or more of the following areas:

  • Turnover
  • Profit
  • Staff numbers
  • Market share
  • Geographic coverage

Applications should include:

  • The specific areas in which the business has grown and over what time-frame
  • The factors that influenced the business growth
  • What the business did in order to facilitate this growth

This is a written submission award. Please download, complete and return the official application form no later than 5pm Monday 27th January 2020.

Stage 1 of the judging process will be to shortlist submissions based on the criteria above. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Monday 3rd February 2020 and will be invited to take part in Stage 2 of the judging process. Please note that if an applicant is shortlisted for this stage, they must be available to attend a 15-minute interview/presentation with the judging panel, followed by Q&A, on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn. The panel will then rank the shortlist based on the interview. If you have entered the Best Tourism Business Award, Excellence in Customer Service Retail Award, Best Licensed Eating Establishment Award or Best Non-Licensed Eating Establishment Award, stage 2 of the judging process will be a mystery shopping visit and you will not be required to attend an interview.