President of Newry Chamber, Michael McKeown urged businesses from throughout the Greater Newry Area to showcase their business excellence and “show confidence” in the future at the launch of the Greater Newry Area Business Awards which took place on 23rd June in Bellinis, hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce.

With 21 categories there is ample opportunity for all businesses in the Greater Newry Area to enter. Deadline for Entry is 11th August with the Gala Ceremony to take place in the Canal Court Hotel on 28th September.  Information on the categories and entries will be made online at

Gold Sponsors and supporters of this biennial business awards competition include The Bank of Ireland, Flogas Natural Gas and Newry Mourne & Down District Council, together with individual category sponsors.

Geraldine O’Hagan, Senior Branch Manager of Bank of Ireland, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down Council Roisin Mulgrew, President of Newry Chamber Michael McKeown, Paul Crosbie, Sales Consultant of Flogas and Mary Meehan CEO of Newry Chamber.

Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Cllr Roisin Mulgrew stated, “The Council is delighted to be a Gold Sponsor and to endorse the Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2017. These awards support our new Council’s strategic objective of attracting investment and creating jobs by recognising business excellence, entrepreneurship and celebrate all that is good within the Greater Newry business community”.

Geraldine O’Hagan, Senior Branch Manager and Gold sponsor of the 2017 Awards, welcomed the search to identify, recognise and reward some of the region’s top businesses.  She said, “Banking lies at the heart of business activity and our involvement in these awards reflects our continued drive and commitment in supporting the local business community in their continuous improvement”.

Mark Gannon, Managing Director of Flogas Natural Gas commented “With the availability of natural gas to businesses throughout the Greater Newry area, we are delighted to be Gold sponsors of these awards.  We pride ourselves on quality customer service and similarly look forward to rewarding business excellence across the area”.

If you would like more information or request a brochure contact Newry Chamber office on (028) 30250303 or email Organisations can also enter online at