People across East Belfast have shown tremendous heart, resilience, resourcefulness and tenacity in what has been one of the most challenging times in our history and, as we navigate our way out of the pandemic, the Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport is returning to celebrate those who have shown courage, leadership and gone the extra mile in the past year.
East Belfast has always had a story to tell! From the dawn of the last century when East Belfast became renowned globally for rope manufacturing, shipbuilding, aircraft manufacturing, its linen mills and the creation of air-conditioning, to more recent times when fast forward to 2020 and its people were forced to respond to a pandemic, the like of which nobody could have imagined in our lifetime.
Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport has built a reputation for recognising all that is good about East Belfast and this year, more than any other, the organisers want to hear uplifting stories of how the community has pulled together and how businesses have innovated, pivoted and diversified to survive.
Eastside Awards needs to hear from you to create ‘East Belfast – Our Story 2020’.
The sense of celebration was almost palpable as the largest gathering of guests to date attended the annual Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, hosted by television presenter Tara Mills, in Hastings Stormont Hotel.
The emotionally charged evening climaxed with the announcement that Colm Davis OBE would receive the coveted Outstanding Contribution Award sponsored by East Belfast Enterprise.