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Business Awards


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in conjunction with the Ballyclare Town Team are supporting the 2017 Business Awards. The awards are an initiative to promote the town as well as local businesses, their products and staff. The categories for the awards are as follows:

  • Best New Business  
  • Best Kept Shopfront
  • Best Food & Drink
  • Best Takeaway
  • Salon of The Year
  • Best Tourism Business (sponsored by Ballyclare Chamber of Trade & Commerce)
  • Professional Services Provider of the Year
  • Retailer of The Year

The awards will be decided by a public vote which will be open from Monday 10 April until 4pm on Wednesday 26 April using the link above. Businesses in Ballyclare are encouraged to participate in the awards by promoting the voting on their own social media pages and instore to encourage their customers to vote for them.

We will be heavily promoting the awards and local businesses during April with a targeted social media campaign on each town’s social media pages

  • Facebook
    (using the Council's Facebook page and the Your Ballyclare Facebook page) 
  • Twitter & Instagram
    @ballyclaretown, #BClareBiz

Shortlisted businesses will have the opportunity to submit an application to be considered by the judging panel. The winner will be announced at the awards evening on 26 May 2017.


You may only vote once from a single device. Please note that voting patterns are very closely monitored and voting irregularities (e.g. more than one vote for a business per IP address or sequential votes which may indicate votes have been purchased or purposely tampered with) will result in those votes being  disqualified.