Now in their 12th year, The Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards recognise the importance of people to an organisation and celebrate the very best organisations in Northern Ireland.

There are many positives for the Northern Ireland economy right now – and economists suggest this hugely promising trend is set to continue in 2018.

Unemployment has reached a 10-year low, and this is encouraging many firms to consider raising pay in order to attract the best staff.
Thirty new businesses were established every working week in Northern Ireland last year.

We are the UK’s second fastest-growing knowledge economy region for fourth year running, with export sales making up a third of our total output.

All this is good and worth celebrating.
So will you be on board for the ride ahead?

Well, only if you have the right people. They are the cornerstone and the cog of your business.

These awards have recognised that right from the start, because we believe the value you place on your key asset is a true measure of what’s distinctive and unique about your company.

We hope you’ll consider entering this year’s awards. They’re set to be the most competitive ever. But then that’s what business is all about, right?

Business Partners