|Nina Kelly Kleine and Terry McCartney from Belmore Court & Motel being presented with the award from Dr Vicky Kell - Invest NI|
Belmore Court and Motel beat off stiff competition from entries across Ireland winning this award for its successful marketing campaigns over the last 12 months. There were 23 awards presented to Ireland’s best companies at the gala dinner which was attended by over 350 people. The event took place in the new Titanic Belfast visitorattraction, hosted by BBC Business and Economics Correspondent, Jim Fitzpatrick.
Nina Kelly Kleine, Sales & Marketing Manager, Belmore Court and Motel, says:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have won this accolade; it’s very rewarding to have our hard work recognised at such a prestigious event. We’ve had a magnificent year winning the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Partnership initiative Award in May and commended in the Northern Ireland Serviced Accommodation award.
“To mark the success of these awards we have just launched our Winter Sale,slashing prices on our superior and executive rooms for 500 nights to just £39per room per night with continental breakfast.”
Other recognition the Belmore Court and Motel has received this year to date includes: Highly commended best viral in the DANI awards; Highly commended for Best tourism Initiative; and Highly commended in Excellence in Customer Service Award at the Fermanagh Herald Business Awards.
The CIM Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards were supported by key business partners Invest NI, Kantar Media and Pinnacle & Sage with event support from Stakeholder, Belleek Living, Eyesparks and Press Eye. Guests enjoyed entertainment from swing singer Dave Martin while Richard Williams, CEO of NI Screen delivered an impressive video showing over 40 Northern Ireland locations that have been used as recent film and TV locations.
CIM Ireland received a record number of entries in 2012, particularly in the tourism and hospitality sector, reflecting the promotional lead given by the ‘Our Time, Our Place’ marketing campaign. Judges were so overwhelmed by the outstanding volume and the quality of entries that they had to extend the judging process, which took place in September, by one week.
Congratulating the winners, John Edmund, CIM Ireland Chairman, said:
“CIM has been supporting excellence in marketing by Irish businesses for over 50 years now and since the awards programme began the quality of the submissions has impressed the judging panel more than the year before. Congratulations are due to all the companies who entered this year but particularly to the winners as the competition was greater than ever. I am confident that I speak for everyone when I say this years Awards have been a huge success and that is due to the excellent businesses that have entered.
“In 2012 we have seen local businesses create fantastic promotional campaigns that have been creative and impactful far beyond these shores, we have seen new product and service developments becoming more and more commonplace not only within large corporations but also within the SME sector and, encouragingly, we have seen long established companies focus on marketing to fight off the new found competition.
“I am grateful to each of our sponsors and support partners, each one of them a successful brand that recognises the importance of professional marketing within their business. Marketing grows businesses, so marketing success needs to be recognised and promoted - the support that out partners and sponsors provide make that possible.”
Visit www.cimireland.net to view all the winning companies and find out more about CIM’s activities in Ireland.
For further information please contact Nina Kelly Kleine:
T: 028 6632 1973 or M: 075 9044 5603
Notes to editors:
Marketing Excellence Awards 2012 Winners are listed below:
Engineering: Whale (Munster Simms Engineering Ltd)
Food & Drink: Premier Foods
Chemicals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals and related industries: Almac
Alternative Energy & other Green Technologies: Simple Power
IT Software and Hardware: Maildistiller
Building and Civil Engineering Industries: Mivan
Tourism and Hospitality Public Sector: Belfast Zoological Gardens
Tourism and Hospitality Private Sector: Belmore Court and Motel
Arts, Heritage & the Creative Industries: National Museums Northern Ireland
Business Services: Aspray Property Services
Social Economy Businesses, Charities and other non-for-profit: Employers for Childcare Charitable Group
Best Sales Campaign – Small Company: Mash Direct Ltd
Best Sales Campaign – Medium/Large Company: George Best Belfast City Airport
Best Brand Development Campaign – Small Company: Vita Liberata
Best Brand Development Campaign – Medium Company: NITB & AV Browne
Best Brand Development Campaign – Large Company: Clerys & Koh Creative
Best New Product / Service Introduction Campaign – Small Company: Treatticket.com
Best New Product / Service Introduction Campaign – Medium Company: Whale (Munster Simms Engineering Ltd)
Best New Product / Service Introduction Campaign – Large Company: Linwoods
Senior Marketing and Sales Professional of the Year: Niamh Taylor (Sliderobes)
New Marketing Professional: Leanne Rice (Aspray Property Services)
First Time Entrant Award: Ulster GAA
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