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Best Exporting Business Award

Sponsored by NITC

This award recognises the achievement, innovation and excellence of businesses large and small from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area, in reaching new markets by exporting their products or services to areas outside of Northern Ireland. (GB and Republic of Ireland will be considered as exporting).

This award has been created to encourage and recognise companies that have generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity.

Applications should include:

  • The products / services that have been successfully exported
  • Evidence of the growth of the business export activity including the percentage of the business’ export business and which markets to which the business exports
  • How the business plans to maintain and expand the export market

This is a written submission award. Please download, complete and return the official application form no later than 5pm Friday 12th February 2016.

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. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Wednesday 17th February 2016. 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 10 minute interview/presentation on Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th February 2016 at the Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn.



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