Belfast Harbour, Proud supporters of the Eastside Awards

Belfast Harbour has been named sponsor of the Contribution from a Community Project Category in the Eastside Awards.

Now open for online entry, the second Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, celebrates the best of East Belfast.

Thirteen awards categories recognise the best in business, food, independent retail, sport and volunteering in an area of the city already renowned for some of the country’s best footballers, best writers, best business leaders and best shipbuilders.  Last year’s inaugural awards culminated in a glittering celebration at Hastings Stormont Hotel which will again be the venue for the awards ceremony in January 2018.

Jonathan McAlpin of East Belfast Enterprise is the brain behind the Eastside Awards.  Launching the awards he said: 

“Eastside Awards recognises everything that is the best about East Belfast.  From celebrating the achievements of our young people to those who are contributing to the economic impact of the area, to inspirational residents who volunteer their time to helping others and those who entertain or who are committed to our next generation.”

Open for entry until 20 November, Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport categories are: Eastside Award for Business Start Up; Eastside Award for SME Business Growth; Eastside Award for Independent Retailer; Eastside Award for Contribution to the Community; Eastside Award for Educator of the Year; Eastside Award for Tourism; Eastside Award for Foodie Destination; Eastside Award for Community Project; Eastside Award for Contribution to Sport; Eastside Award for Contribution to the Arts; Eastside Award for Business Employer of the Year; Eastside Award for Young Person of the Year and Eastside Award for Volunteer of the Year.

East Belfast TV presenter Tara Mills will host the awards at an evening of celebration on Thursday 25 January 2018 in Hastings Stormont Hotel.

To enter Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport by 20 November, log onto