The twelve award categories cover all aspects of business and industry, giving the opportunity to enter one or more categories, and the judging process will be carried out by an independent judging panel with some awards also going to a public vote via the Mid Ulster Mail and the Tyrone Times.
Anyone can make a nomination regardless of whether they are an owner, employee or satisfied customer.
By entering businesses will not only have the opportunity to gain recognition and publicity for their achievements but also the opportunity to boost staff morale, company image and customer confidence.
The Mid-Ulster Awards 2011 will be presented at a glittering Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Thursday 10th November 2011 at the Glenavon House Hotel, where the winner of each category will be presented with their award.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter your company into any of the twelve categories simply complete an application with all the relevent information.
A business can enter more than one award category but each entry must be on a separate entry form.
The entry form should include a summary of the reasons why the business should be the winner paying particular attention to the criteria against which the award will be judged.
Written submissions should be no more than 500 words. Additional pages can be attached to the entry form if required.
The closing dae for the receipt of the entry forms is Friday 16th September 2011.
Completed forms should be returned to the Mid-Ulster Mail, 52 Oldtown Street, Cookstown, BT80 8EF or Tyrone Times, Buttermarket Centre, Thomas Street, Dungannon, BT70 1HN.
There are twelve awards categories in which businesses can enter:
Best Export Business
Best New Initiative
Excellence in Agriculture
Best Environmental Business
Best Customer Service- voted for by readers Excellence in People Development
Good Food Award- voted for by readers
a) Licensed Restaurants (inc Bars and Hotels)
b) Cafes, Coffee Shops and Takeaways
Best Community Impact
Excellence in Tourism