Social Enterprises Invited to Enter Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards

Ulster Bank is inviting all Irish social enterprises to enter the 2015 Business Achievers Awards. One of Ireland's premier business awards initiatives, the Awards represent an excellent way to boost your public profile as well as to connect and network with fellow social entrepreneurs and innovators. Entries are open to all businesses / social enterprises north and south. 

Entry deadline: 25 September 2015

Social Enterprise Award

This category recognizes social enterprises that have a positive impact on our communities. You must be a community group, social group or charity founded and operating in Ireland to enter this category. Your application must illustrate your story and how your social enterprise model works. You should list your achievements which can include, but are not limited to, business, economic, societal, scientific or environmental contributions


  • Must be a social enterprise
  • Community group, social group or charity founded and operating in Ireland

The 2015 winner was The Food Hub, an initiative of Drumshanbo Community Council, The Food Hub is a voluntary community group that converted an old food factory into an enterprise centre for food and drink companies.

Prizes & Benefits

Provincial finalists gain

  • Exclusive rights to use the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards logo for promotion and marketing purposes.
  • On-going promotional opportunities as part of the Business Achievers’ Alumni that will greatly raise the profile of the company
  • Benchmarking of progress and achievements against competitors and other sectors in the local business environment.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders, enterprise support agencies as well as local and national government agencies
  • Tangible public acknowledgement for the effort of staff and recognition of their contribution in growing and developing the business.

Provincial Winners receive

  • Coverage by our national media partners, The Belfast Telegraph and/ or The Irish Independent
  • A specially commissioned company video that can be used on the company’s website and as part of marketing information
  • A specially commissioned awards trophy

National Winner receives

  • A €50,000 advertising bursary with the Irish Independent.
  • Exclusive internationally recognised business mentoring from Enterprise Ireland.
  • A full service communications workshop for you and key staff given by leading PR, Marketing, Sales and Communications specialists.
  • A specially commissioned Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award trophy made exclusively for Award winners to provide a lasting recognition.

How to Enter

The entry process has changed from previous years. Please visit the website below to learn more and to submit your application now.