NI jeweller wins Best Creative Business at Belfast Business Awards

03-May-2011 in Business & the Economy

Cutting-edge Northern Irish jewellery designer Garvan Traynor has won 'Best Creative Business' at the 2011 Belfast Business Awards sponsored by Invest NI.

Garvan Traynor Jewellery, a cutting-edge creative business which specialises in private commissions, designing one-off pieces of contemporary jewellery, was among the cream of the Belfast business world to be rewarded at the hotly contested Belfast Business Awards which took place earlier this month.

A total of 21 awards were presented to businesses across the city at the special gala ceremony in the City Hall, organised by Belfast City Council in partnership with Belfast City Centre Management. Victoria Square was the principal sponsor of the awards.

The awards were hosted by BBC's Sarah Travers and Mark Simpson with Greg Maguire, who has worked in Hollywood films 'Avatar', 'Harry Potter' and 'Happy Feet', the guest speaker at the ceremony.

Belfast City Council's Director of Development, John McGrillen, said:

“The Belfast Business Awards recognise, reward and celebrate those businesses who strive for excellence whether by looking to new markets, developing new products, demonstrating excellence in service standards or investing in innovative marketing strategies.

“The awards also send out a strong message that businesses in Belfast are energised, positive and united in their determination to address economic challenges. The awards not only allow companies to stand back and measure how well they are performing. They also help act as a barometer for how the city is reacting to the growing challenge to become a more competitive city, characterised by a productive, highly skilled business community providing opportunities for all", says John.

“I want to commend all the winners, runners-up and entrants for taking part in the awards this year which are without doubt among the highlights of the city`s social calendar.”

To view the full list of the winners and for further information on the awards, go to the Belfast Business Awards website.

URL: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/belfastbusinessawards/index.asp

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