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Entries Open 20th June 2016


Entries Close 18th August 2016

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Awards Evening 14th October 2016

Entry Form

“The Focus is to Celebrate the Successes and Progress West Coast Businesses are Making."

Whats in it for YOU?

As a finalist in the West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards 2016 you will get:


The West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards 2016 will give a public platform to recognise exceptional West Coast businesses. Just entering the Awards provides businesses and organistaions with:

  • An opportunity to focus on your business and identify core strengths and competitive advantages as well as areas that may benefit from more focus in the future.
  • Provides a networking opportunity with other business leaders and professionals.
  • Award winners receive public recognition of business excellence.
  • Award winners receive regional media coverage.
  • The award process provides a platform on which to acknowledge the contribution made by employees to your organisation’s success.
  • Participation provides a means of engendering pride in your organisation.
  • Participation provides another dimension for show casing your services and products to a wider audience.

Comments From Previous Awards 

"I would urge all West Coast Businesses to participate. Start by checking out this year's entry form online and begin thinking about your entry in the next Leading Light Business Excellence Awards. Entering your business can highlight areas where you are doing well and areas where improvements could be made, but the pride of becoming a finalist/category winner truly illuminates your business far and wide." - Karen Mercer, Event Manager

“The evening was something the West Coast business community could be proud of, Development West Coast did a marvellous job, very professional”  - Ian Davidson-Watts.

“We were pretty stoked it was a big thumbs up for everyone involved,” said Manager Craig Fern.   “The award was certainly a boost to morale and got big thumbs up from all the guys.  There is a great pride and ownership from all staff.”

“We take our health and safety very seriously and it is good to get recognition for the hard work our team is putting in.  We have very good health and safety systems in place.  It has not just happened it has been a lot of work and effort over the past 19 years to get where we are today,” said Mr Sweetman, Director, Westco Lagan.  “We have a great team and this is very good for the morale.”

“To be awarded the Tourism West Coast Leading Light Tourism Award over a very high level of competition is a real honour,” says Brendon Taylor.


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