Launch of Aisling Awards

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey

The annual Aisling Awards were launched today in the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey.

Now in its 22nd year, the Awards ceremony, dubbed the “Belfast Oscars”, showcase a wide range of inspirational organisations, leaders and talent across a range of sectors from business to the arts in Belfast.

The Awards ceremony itself will be held in the Europa Hotel on Thursday 18 October and 500 guests are expected to attend the event. Guest speakers in the past have included Civil Rights Leader, Rev Jesse Jackson, President of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn and the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

One of the award categories is The Small Business – Big Impact Award, which North City Business Centre plans to nominate small businesses for.

To nominate please visit and the deadline for receipt of nominations is 21 September 2018.