Clearhill Announced as Regional Finalists!
Co. DOWN COMPANY NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Clearhill, the retail entertainment specialists from Banbridge Co. Down, have been named as Regional Finalists at the 2016 Red Ribbon Awards. Taking their place in the well-suited ‘Innovation’ category, Clearhill are delighted to be short-listed in what are appreciated as the most prestigious accolades awarded to Britain’s best independent, family-owned businesses.
Now in their 7th year, the Red Ribbon Awards seek to recognise and celebrate the contribution of enterprising families and entrepreneurs to the UK economy. Previous winners have included The Goring, Shepherd Neame, Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, Pimlico Plumbers, Angels the Costumiers and East End Foods.
Brian McAreavey, Commercial Director at Clearhill says, “It’s a great honour to be recognised for any accolade, so we’re overjoyed at making it through to the Regional Finals of the Innovation category. This is a huge area of focus for Clearhill and crucial within the retail entertainment industry. A nomination like this proves that family-run businesses can compete on a national scale, and we believe innovation is key to our success.”
Amalia Brightley-Gillott, Director of the Red Ribbon Awards says, “This year we’ve seen more nominations than ever before. I’m always astounded by how many exciting, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses are out there, driven by the country’s most entrepreneurial business leaders. There are over 3 million family firms and they employ 1 in 3 people. These awards are about recognising those businesses, the real engine room of Britain’s economy.”
Regional Finalists will represent their area of the UK at the National Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony at London’s Wembley Stadium on 15th July 2016 where 10 companies will be crowned winners.
Clearhill designs and supplies retail entertainment equipment including Photo Booths, Children’s Rides, Prize Games and Candy Carts. The Northern Ireland-based firm is the market leader in its field in Ireland and supplies over 200 shopping centres across the UK and Ireland. Founded in 1992, the company has almost a quarter of a century’s experience operating in the sector and are experts in generating revenue for their customers.
About Family Business Place
Family Business Place was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur, Anita Brightley-Hodges. A family business herself, Anita recognised a need for family-owned companies to be able to meet, share and learn from each other and tackle the unique challenges not faced by other businesses such as succession and family dynamics. Now the UK’s leading events, publishing and advisory company for family firms, Family Business Place are proud to host the Red Ribbon Awards for their 7th successful year.