Causeway set to host annual awards ceremony


CAUSEWAY: Scotland Ireland Business Exchange will welcome more than 200 business leaders from either side of the Irish Sea as they gather in Edinburgh for the organisation’s annual awards ceremony.

With the outstanding individuals and organisations who have added to the work of Causeway in fostering and leading business links for Irish and Scottish trade set to be honoured, the final nominations for each of the categories has been announced.

The chance to gather as a business community comes after last year’s ceremony had to be held online in the midst of pandemic restrictions, but despite the success in adversity of the 2020 awards, Causeway Chair David Greenlees hopes that this year’s ceremony can help draw a line under last year’s disappointment.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on businesses and events globally, and while we were disappointed last year we had to make the decision to cancel our face-to-face awards ceremony, we still managed to host an enjoyable and interactive Virtual Awards, in which we brought together, online, business leaders from across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and had the opportunity to showcase business success from both sides of the Irish Sea,” he said. “We are committed this year to continue to highlight, through our growing network, successes within Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish business communities. As we recover and emerge from such an unprecedented, challenging time, we need more than ever to come together to showcase positive stories of triumph and the connections that have helped us to build success!”

The nominations are:

Innovative Organisation of the Year Award—Sponsored by Attend Anywhere
—Digital Construction Skills
—Manabu Learning
—Streat School
—Tier Mobility

Sustainable Business of the Year Award—Sponsored by Leica Geosystems
—ISO Spaces
—Simply Blue Group
—Tier Mobility

Social Impact of the Year Award
—Castle Craig
—Irish Youth Foundation (UK)
—Scotland GAA
—Your Game Plan

Irish Exporter of the Year Award—Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland
—Calibrate Consulting
—EPS Group
—Integrated Facilities Solutions

Northern Irish Exporter of the Year Award—Sponsored by Invest NI
—Beyond HR
—Deluxe Group
—FK Lowry

Scottish Exporter of the Year Award—Sponsored by Envision Management Consultants
—Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd
—Logos Logistics
—Paragon Inks

Rising Star-Young Professional of the Year Award—Sponsored by The Media Shop Scotland
—Nadia Atanasov, Tilney Group
—Tara Cater, Clockwise
—Seany McCleary, Streat School
—James Thomson, Ramboll

David Greenlees concluded:  “Our Causeway Awards are an enjoyable evening of celebration and laughter, and also provide a great opportunity for businesses to network, collaborate and share opportunities. We hope many of our members, partners and supporters will be able to join us for as we return to in-person events with such a prestigious occasion.”