2018 Eastside Award for Business Growth SME Sector

Entry Criteria


This Award is open to SME businesses or social enterprises operating within the East Belfast Area that are able to demonstrate growth in the areas of business performance and employment over the past 3 years (since January 2015) that has led to product or service excellence and sustainable improvements in business performance 

  • Can demonstrate how the innovation that led to growth was conceived e.g. 
    o    Strategic Direction
    o    Market Research / Market Testing / Identification of need
    o    Research & Development
  • Can demonstrate how the innovation was introduced to
    o    The customer or user group e.g. 
        Marketing & Advertising
        Quality of Service
        Customer feedback
  • Can demonstrate how the new business performance has been sustained 
    o    Employee engagement
    o    Business process improvement
  • Quality Standards
  • Training & Development
  • Can demonstrate what impact the business has made to
  • The customer or user group
  • The reputation of the organisation
  • The overall performance in uptake and or bottom line

Finalists have now been released! Click Here to view the shortlist. Winners will be announced at the Eastside awards ceremony  on 25th january 2018 at the Stormont Belfast. Book your tickets here.