We are delighted to announce that WorkPal and our Sales Director, Ian Megahey have been shortlisted for 2 categories in the first-ever Business Eye Family Business Awards – Service Sector Excellence and Next Generation Family Business Leader.
Business Eye, the region’s leading business magazine and the team behind the annual AIB Business Eye Awards (now in their 15th year), will stage the Business Eye Family Business Awards 2022 this summer alongside lead sponsors NIE Networks and in association with family business specialists Harbinson Mulholland.
“Northern Ireland has a really strong family business sector, from some of our very largest companies to a network of SMEs across every sector,” says Business Eye’s Brenda Buckley. “The Family Business category at our annual Business Eye Awards has always attracted our largest and more diverse entry by some distance.
“So we feel that the time is right, especially as we emerge from the Covid pandemic, for Northern Ireland’s many family businesses to have their very own awards scheme, and that their achievement can be showcased and recognised.”
A planned 13 categories will cover areas such as Manufacturing, Tourism & Hospitality, Retail and Emerging Business, and there will be individual awards aimed at high-achieving family business owners and leaders.
Ian Megahey emphasises his excitement at being nominated for the awards. “It’s an honour to be recognised as a business leader with such a high calibre of nominees alongside me. Last year (2021) was a special year, with WorkPal’s sister company winning Family Business of The Year and I am very proud that this year, WorkPal has been shortlisted for Service Sector Excellence. We work with some of the UK’s biggest and most respected service sector businesses to improve and streamline their operations. It’s fantastic that our people are getting recognised for all the hard work that goes into developing and onboarding the WorkPal software.
“We are very much looking forward to attending the awards ceremony on the 19th May at the Culloden and would like to wish all nominees the best of luck!”