Randox Antrim Show now open for entries

Randox Antrim Show now open for entries

If you are looking for a day filled with all things country, there will be a fantastic display of award-winning majestic horses, clean cattle, woolly sheep, pink pigs and bleating goats to enjoy at this year’s Randox Antrim Show on Saturday 28 July at the picturesque Shane’s Castle.

Sponsors, stewards, members, supporters and local YFC members recently gathered to find out what’s new as entries were opened for this year’s event.

Donations

During the evening, the Antrim Agricultural Society donated £1,000 to the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association of Northern Ireland, in memory of the late George Robson Senior, past Patron of the Society.

Also, in memory of their father, George and Suzanne Robson presented the George Robson Memorial Cup to the Society.  The cup will be presented to the Show’s Champion Dorset.

James Crawford also presented a trophy this year; a shield for Gardener of the Year.

The sponsor’s reception was kindly supported by the Council and catered for by Kells & Connor and Lylehill YFCs.

New Bursary Recipient

Naomi McCullen from Straid YFC was revealed as being the lucky recipient of the inaugural Randox Antrim Show YFC bursary. Her role will see her travel to several shows across the country to compile a presentation of ideas to develop the show, helping ensure it continues to grow and appeal to both the rural and urban audience.

Finals and New Classes

Working Hunter Classes for ponies and horses make a welcome new addition to Antrim’s show Schedule this year.  Antrim is also a qualifier for the Bluegrass/NISA Clydesdale Championship 2018.  This is in addition to normal classes and the show-jumping section with a total prize fund of £2,250.

In the sheep section, Antrim will be hosting the Border Leicester’s National Show, and classes for the new breed, Suffolk Cheviot, have been added. Dutch Texel will also be exhibited for the first time in Northern Ireland under the ‘Any other breed’ classes.

In the cattle section, Antrim will host the Final of the Bank of Ireland/NISA Pedigree Junior Bull Championship and be a qualifier for the Linden Foods/NISA Pedigree Beef Heifer Championships.

For the fifth year, Antrim will host the NI Limousin Championships which will also incorporate the Young Limousin Breeders Anglo Irish Stock Judging Competition.

Home Industries has a new class this year – the Women’s Institute Team Competition – and the Show is a qualifier for the final of the County Antrim Show’s Chocolate Cake of the Year competition.

The exhilarating, crowd pleasing NI Sheep Shearers Association’s shearing competition once again returns. Its grandstand has the added bonus of giving you a chance for a rest while you watch the against-the-clock spectacle.

Speaking at the launch of Randox Antrim Show, Chairman Fred Duncan said;

“This year’s event will once again take place in Shanes Castle on Saturday 28th July thanks to the hard work of our directors, members and volunteers but also thanks to the much-needed support of many sponsors big and small, new and returning.  I’d like to give a special mention to Randox who’ve returned for a second year as our title sponsor; the Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael for enabling our launch, and Lord O’Neill for access to the Castle’s beautiful grounds, which helps add to the family day out we annually put on for the benefit of those from both the rural and urban communities to enjoy.”

Representing the show’s title sponsor at the launch, Marc Coppez, Randox Health Business Development Manager, commented;

“Following a successful first year as sponsor of the Randox Antrim Show in 2017, we are delighted to be once again supporting one of Antrim and Newtownabbey’s most popular events. As a locally-headquartered company we’re very committed to our roots, and relish the opportunity to recognise the backing we have received over the years whilst simultaneously supporting the agricultural community. We are very much looking forward to the event in July, and to sharing our message with event attendees – that with the help of Randox Health, you can extend your life, to live healthier for longer.”

Some Family Fun Highlights

From creative crafts to calorific cakes, there will be lots of non-farm animal activities that will have wide appeal to attract spectators from both farming and non-farming communities.

New for 2018 is a Youth Busking Competition where 12-17 year olds who reside in the Council area, can busk during the afternoon with the chance of winning £250 for themselves and £100 for their school or youth group.  Email the Show Secretary before 20th July for details on how to register.

Northern Ireland’s very own celebrity chef Paula McIntyre returns with cookery demonstrations in the Festival of Food marquee as does last year’s successful introduction of dog agility displays, a petting zoo for kids and the ‘King & Queen of the Castle’ jiving competition.

The YFC County Games Competitions Day will also be held at Antrim with Tug-of-war, Tractor Handling, Gator Challenge and Slippery Football just to mention a few of the games.

Other popular spectacles on the day include the Children’s Pet Show and the varied displays of floral art, photography, jams, wine, eggs, baking, fruit, vegetables, handicraft, horticulture, baking, and arts and crafts projects from Primary Schools and Young Farmers’ Clubs.  There will also a range of side shows and attractions to keep kids of all ages amused, and many trade stands and stalls to browse.

Entries Open

A copy of the Show Schedule is available from the Show Secretary or can be downloaded from www.randoxantimshow.com

 Times and Prices

The action takes place on Saturday 28th July from 9am to 5pm. Admission to Randox Antrim Show is £10 per person and children under 16 years of age go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Car parking is also free.

For further information, contact Show Secretary, Patricia Pedlow by e-mailing secretary@antrimshow.com

 

 

 

 

 


Randox-sponsored WAAR a roaring success as over 600 take part

The Wild Atlantic Adventure Race (WAAR) boasted another successful competition on Saturday 12th May 2018 as over 600 competitors braved the challenging but exhilarating course.

The event, sponsored by Randox Teoranta for a fourth year and hosted by Naomh Mura GAA club, gave competitors a choice of two courses that included cycling, running and kayaking.

As promised, this year’s Wild Atlantic Adventure Race delivered an incredible display of stamina, strength and perseverance as outdoor pursuit enthusiasts once again completed the demanding 55.5km course or 39km sprint.

The full Wild Atlantic Adventure Race features a 10km run, 42.5km cycle, 2km hike and 1km kayak, starting and finishing at CLG Naomh Muire, Mullaghderg, Co. Donegal. Set along one of the most beautiful natural coastlines in the world, the west coast of Ireland was once again proud to play host to one of the most challenging yet enjoyable races in Ireland, featuring both novice and elite individuals, as well as several relay teams.

Congratulations to Marty Lynch who won the mens’ solo race with a time of 2hrs 22mins 33seconds and to Sonia Knox who won the womens’ solo race in a time of 2hrs 51mins and 11 seconds.

Dr. Ciaran Richardson, Head of Research & Development at Randox Teoranta in Dungloe, said:

“We are delighted to, once again, partner with WAAR. The event is a real test of physical wellbeing and here at Randox, we take our on-going work to promote positive physical and mental health very seriously. In the last few years, our labs in Dungloe have led the way in world-leading diagnostic research in a wide range of areas including Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders and stroke.

The Wild Atlantic Adventure Race was a great success and we congratulate all the enthusiastic competitors who took part.”

The full list of WAAR 2018 results can be viewed here.

For more information on Randox Teoranta, please contact the Randox PR team at RandoxPR@randox.com or phone (+44) 28 9442 2413.

 

 

 


Randox partners with Liverpool Guild of Students for their annual awards ceremony

Randox were proud to sponsor four awards at the Liverpool Guild of Students Awards 2018 which took place on Friday 27th April in the city’s Mountford Hall. Now in its tenth year, the prestigious occasion recognises individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help fellow students and the wider community while improving student experience at the University of Liverpool.

The ceremony was attended by 300 students nominated from Liverpool Guild of Student’s 22,000 student member body, along with key university staff members. Liverpool University is privileged to enjoy such a vibrant and active student culture in the city which made for tough competition in each of the awards categories.

The categories sponsored by Randox were in the Development category block;

Campaign of the Year – the Liverpool University Marine Biology Oceanography and Ecology Society won this award after they developed a campaign to reduce plastic impact on-campus as well as helping the general public to become more knowledgeable on the issue.

The Development Award – Congratulations to the Liverpool Paediatric Society who received this award. The society has fully committed to providing high quality academic, skills based sessions for their members. As well as fundraising for nominated charities throughout the year, they also provide excellent opportunities for members to learn new skills to help them both in their studies and future careers.

The Innovation Award – the National Hindu Students’ Forum Liverpool won the award for innovation after they built on the success of their previous committee members and raised over £400 for MIND by transforming a once small-scale event, Asha, into a large-scale event with stalls, raffles, performances and a three course meal.

The Challenge Award – the Feminist Society at the University of Liverpool has promoted inclusivity and broadened the reach of the Guild outside of the university campus. They have hosted a wide variety of fundraisers and club nights not only to raise funds for charities but also to educate attendees on sexual violence.

Dr. Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of Randox, commented on the sponsorship;

“Through our own world-leading research and development in the field of health diagnostics, we are making a difference both locally and worldwide to improve health and extend lives. Development is one of the most fundamental areas in the modern era as we move forward, break boundaries and expand in to new territories and technologies in health research and diagnostics.

“Our sponsorship of the Development category at the Liverpool Guild of Students Awards – the Campaign of the Year, Innovation, Challenge and Development awards – signals our commitment to the future of research and the importance of both new ideas and talent for the future of science and beyond.”

Glen Whitcroft, Media Sales Manager at the Liverpool Guild of Students, said;

“We were incredibly proud of the achievements of our students. The positive difference they have made to their campus and communities is immeasurable and having a world-leading company such as Randox recognising their hard work by sponsoring four of our awards at the Liverpool Student Guild last week was a privilege. Randox is a company well-known for its encouragement of young talent through its second-to-none placement and graduate opportunities in a variety of disciplines from science and technology to engineering, marketing and even graphic design. We’re delighted to partner with a company who places such value on the importance of student and graduate positions.”

For more information on the Liverpool Guild of Students Awards available please email randoxpr@randox.com or phone 028 9442 2413.

 

 

 


Supported by Randox, Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland a roaring success as they perform in India’s National Centre for Performing Arts

Supported by Global Sponsor Randox Laboratories, internationally renowned pianist and Gold Medal winner at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Barry Douglas returned to India last night with Camerata Ireland. Barry founded Camerata Ireland in 1999 with a vision to create a chamber orchestra of excellence to match the best in the world. Since its formation the group has travelled the world to wide critical acclaim.

Over Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2018, Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas performed all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos with Douglas as pianist and conductor to wide critical acclaim. Taking place in the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, the concerts marked Randox Laboratories’ commitment to the Indian market and supported the continued development of their manufacturing and R&D facilities in Bangalore.

Managing Director of Randox Laboratories, Dr Peter FitzGerald, commented;

Randox, now celebrating over 36 years of innovation in healthcare diagnostics, is proud of its association with Barry Douglas & Camerata Ireland. As global sponsors we salute this all-Ireland organisation which has a tremendous international reputation, provides world class performances, commits to the development and improvement of the next generation and brings true energy and innovation to their field.

We at Randox truly value this partnership with Barry Douglas & Camerata Ireland as, in our field of endeavour, we strive to improve healthcare and extend life across the globe. Our energies and skills are focused upon the development and provision of world-leading Research and Development in heath diagnostics. We are passionate about what we do and are committed to better healthcare for all which not only improves global healthcare but will significantly extend lives. We believe that innovative diagnostics, with increasingly preventative capabilities, hold the key to improved healthcare for the future.

Randox has four key international sites – in Antrim, Northern Ireland; Dungloe, Ireland; West Virginia in the US and Bangalore, India. Based among other high-tech industries in the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Randox’s base in India is a hub for not only world-leading diagnostic research, but also a base for the many Randox sales, logistics, administration and finance teams who service the Indian market.

Barry Douglas, founder of Camerata Ireland, also commented on the historic trip;

“I’m thrilled to be back in India and to be able to bring Camerata Ireland with me. Music connects us all universally and transcends gender, nationality, race and orientation. We are excited to bring our own special taste of Ireland to India and be able to share in this experience with Randox Laboratories, who continue to help the growth and development of our orchestra. We couldn’t have achieved our internationally-acclaimed reputation without them.”

Paul Turnbull, Global Business Manager at Randox, said of the company’s continued investment in the Indian market;

“Randox have been providing the highest quality In-Vitro Diagnostic products into the Indian market for over 20 years. As a business we are very excited about the next 12 months in particular as our business continues to expand and we invest in growing the team at our India base. We continue to build on our world-leading International EQA scheme RIQAS, our niche and high performance reagents, and over the coming months we will be adding revolutionary molecular diagnostic products to our portfolio. Randox continues to lead global diagnostic innovation in one of the world’s fastest growing and most quality-conscious markets.”

    For more information on Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland please contact the Randox PR team at RandoxPR@randox.com

     

     

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    Second Randox Health Grand National a Triumph for both Sport and Sponsor

    The sponsor of the Randox Health Grand National says the decision to take on the world’s most famous steeplechase has been one of his best since starting his company in 1982.

    With an engaging public competition to compliment the three days of top-class racing, Dr Peter FitzGerald said becoming sponsor is paying dividends for Randox Health.

     “This year coincided with the opening of our flagship clinic in Liverpool, and is a perfect way to service the appetite shown by people in the city for next-generation lifestyle choices. Each generation expects to live longer than the other but this is perhaps the first that wants to do it healthier.

    “Over half of cancers are preventable, as are the majority of strokes and cardiovascular diseases. Avoiding them comes through knowledge. The way to achieve this is a full body health check and in this, we lead the world. Each of our health checks delivers up to 350 results, as well as a full year of repeat testing and private consultations. There is truly no better way to extend your life, and live better for longer.

    “Connecting our brand with the Randox Health Grand National – the world’s greatest steeplechase – has been enormously beneficial. There are few events in the world that can capture such attention, and once again it certainly lived up to that reputation and delivered a story fit for the history books. As well as one of the tightest finishes in the race’s history, it was a particularly poignant victory for jockey Davy Russell who claimed first place at his 14th attempt, just weeks after the death of his mother and birth of his fourth child. Congratulations must also go to Tiger Roll’s trainer Gordon Elliot and owner Michael O’Leary. We’re also very pleased that for a sixth year all the runners came home safely.

    “We were delighted with our second year, and the buzz and excitement of the crowds at Aintree created a very special atmosphere along with the sunshine which appeared just in time. Throughout the three days, hundreds of people took part in our True Age Challenge, and we hope, found a renewed enthusiasm to start thinking proactively about securing their future health.

    “I would like to thank the public who attended and gave their support to this wonderful event. We look forward to the next few years delivering the most iconic horse-race and sharing our message with the world.”

    For more information about the Randox Health Grand National 2018 please contact the Randox PR team by emailing randoxpr@randox.com or phone 028 9442 2413.

     

     

     


    Randox Teoranta announce fourth year of WAAR sponsorship

    Randox are proud to announce that Randox Teoranta, for the fourth year running, is the main sponsor for WAAR 2018, an event which places mental wellbeing at its core. Launched at the weekend, on Friday 23rd February 2018, this year’s Wild Atlantic Adventure Race promises to deliver an incredible display of stamina, strength and perseverance as outdoor pursuit enthusiasts once again brave the elements to complete the demanding 55.5km course or 39km sprint.

    The full Wild Atlantic Adventure Race (WAAR) features a 10km run, 42.5km cycle, 2km hike and 1km kayak, starting and finishing at CLG Naomh Muire, The Banks, Mullaghderg, Co. Donegal on Saturday 12th May 2018. Set along one of the most beautiful natural coastlines in the world, the west coast will once again play host to one of the most challenging yet enjoyable races, featuring both novice and elite individuals, as well as several relay teams.

    This year, fundraising efforts will be donated to CLG Naomh Muire. Launching the event was best-selling author and TV personality Majella O’Donnell who overcame breast cancer in 2013.

    Hailing from Co. Tipperary and married to Irish country music legend Daniel O’Donnell, Majella became iconic in her own right when she shaved her head live on The Late Late Show in 2013, raising €600,000 for The Irish Cancer Society. Majella also documented her life story in her book ‘It’s All in the Head.’ The book’s moving tale quickly became a number one Irish best-seller and 2014 Irish Book Award-winner.

    Majella’s own force of character and deep-seated determination makes her a worthy representative to launch WAAR 2018, an endurance race that will test the physical and mental stamina of participants to their limits.

    Dr. Ciaran Richardson, Head of Research & Development at Randox Teoranta in Dungloe, said:

    “We are delighted to, once again, partner with WAAR. The event is a real test of physical wellbeing and here at Randox, we take our on-going work to promote positive physical and mental health very seriously. In the last few years, our labs in Dungloe have led the way in world-leading diagnostic research in a wide range of areas including Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders and stroke.

    The WAAR launch was a great success and we look forward to the exciting event in May. We encourage as many people as possible to get involved as it’s sure to be another thrilling event for both entrants and spectators alike.”

    For further information please contact the Randox PR Team: phone 028 9442 2413 or email randoxpr@randox.com 

     

     


    Ulster GAA team embark on Randox-sponsored tour of China

    Ulster University’s GAA team departs on a historic two week tour of China this weekend as part of the university’s wider programme of engagement in key international markets, sponsored by Randox.

    Following a reception with the Lord Mayor of Belfast earlier in the week, the 25-strong team will leave Belfast on Saturday morning for the two week cultural exchange that aims to develop and enhance links with a number of Chinese academic institutions.

    The trip is being sponsored by Randox and facilitated by the university’s Confucius Institute.

    The team is spending a week in Beijing before heading to Wuhan and Huangshi City to play several games as part of an extensive tour promoting sporting excellence at Ulster University, in particular Gaelic Games.

    Professor Ian Montgomery, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Ulster University, said:

    “Gaelic games are of increasing interest to the Chinese people and there is a strong appetite to learn about the various sports, and replicate key tactics and the strong cultural identity which Ulster University’s GAA team has developed over many decades.”

    “We’ll be playing several GAA teams, including a talented Beijing team, and sharing knowledge with the coaches on how to improve the players’ game and training regimes. When we get to Wuhan and Huangshi City, we’ll be taking Chinese language classes, learning martial arts and trying our hand at authentic Chinese cooking.” 

    For many of the students, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel across the world to an important global market. As well as promoting sporting excellence and acting as ambassadors for the University and Northern Ireland, they will be instrumental in helping the University and Randox build stronger relationships with new and existing partners.

    Dr Peter FitzGerald, founder of Randox, said:

    “We are pleased to support Ulster University’s Gaelic team as they embark on a very exciting tour of China. It is one of our most important markets, as we have been exporting to China since 1992 and we have had an established presence in the region for several years. This is a brilliant opportunity for our partnership with Ulster University to profile some of the young sporting talents of Northern Ireland and to strengthen key business relationships in an important market.”

    For further information about the Randox-sponsored GAA tour, please contact Randox PR by phoning 028 9445 1016 or emailing RandoxPR@randox.com


    Randox proud to announce sponsorship of Engineering Technology Teachers’ Association conference in Donegal

    Diagnostic engineering company, Randox Teoranta, has been officially announced as the main sponsor of the Engineering Technology Teachers’ Association (ETTA) conference. Randox Teoranta, based in Donegal’s coastal town Dungloe, is the global diagnostic company’s hub for world-leading engineering and life sciences in the west of Ireland.

    Randox Teoranta’s sponsorship of the renowned ETTA awards comes as it aims to attract Ireland’s top engineers and scientists to join the team which is based in its next-generation life science, engineering, research and manufacturing centre in Donegal.

    The company is recognised globally for its commitment to improving healthcare and technology, and in the past year alone scientists and engineers at Randox Teoranta have developed a revolutionary test for Alzheimer’s disease, designed drug testing software to be used by police officers in criminal investigations, and engineered new technologies with the ability to detect disease and save lives. The team is currently working on cutting-edge research for key health issues including kidney disease, thyroid disease and gastrointestinal disorders.

    ETTA is a voluntarily administered association which represents teachers of Engineering Technology and Metalwork. Its focus is to promote technology as an exciting career choice for young people, providing a National Engineering Awards programme for second level students. It works in conjunction with Engineers Ireland, third level colleges and the Department of Education to ensure the highest standards of Engineering Technology education.

    In attendance on the launch evening in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology were Christina Mc Fadden, Breid Gallagher and Daniel Melly representing Randox Teoranta; Denis Mc Fadden and Jim Morrison from LYIT; and  Dr. Martin Gormley, Director of Schools in Donegal ETB. There was also an excellent turnout from branch members on the night.

    Chairperson of the Donegal Branch of the ETTA, Sean Mc Fadden said,

    “We would like to acknowledge Randox Teoranta and express our sincere thanks on becoming the main sponsors for the ETTA National Conference 2017, bringing their wealth of knowledge, resources and expertise in the field of engineering to the table. Randox has been bringing high-end engineering employment to Donegal since it opened and are always enthusiastic to develop links with the Education sector here. The expansion of Randox Teoranta is an exciting prospect for many of our students with world-class engineering and technology now right on their doorstep.”

    Christina Mc Fadden, Engineering Manager at Randox Teoranta said:

    “We’re delighted to support these awards which honour the very best engineering students in Ireland. Randox’s success owes a great deal to our team of engineers who hold a prestigious MacRobert Award and are constantly driving new innovations that transform patients’ lives around the world. Since opening our R&D and manufacturing centre in Dungloe in 2010, we’ve provided unrivalled opportunities to mechanical, software and electrical engineers. We are committed to encouraging more people to see engineering as a viable career option, and then to ensure our very talented students are able to pursue outstanding careers here on this island.”

    The ETTA Conference and Awards Ceremony will be hosted by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November 2017.

    For further information about the Randox Teoranta sponsorship of the ETTA Awards, please contact Randox PR by phoning 028 9445 1016 or emailing RandoxPR@randox.com


    Showcasing the best in business!

    Randox Laboratories was delighted to sponsor this year’s 2017 Causeway Coast and Glens Business Awards, which was held at the Diamond in Ulster University, Coleraine.

    The prestigious ceremony, organised by the Causeway Chamber, recognised and honoured the best of the Borough’s businesses on a local and national level.

    350 guests attended the event including Mayor Cllr Joan Baird OBE, Provost Dr Karise Hutchinson, Chief Executive David Jackson, local businesses, award sponsors and 59 finalists who eagerly waited to see if their name would be called out.

    Dr Peter FitzGerald CBE FREng DL, Managing Director, Randox commented:

    “When you have an opportunity to bring together the best local businesses, not only does it demonstrate the strength of the region but it also enables businesses to help each other and get even better. As this year’s sponsor, we were very impressed with the nominees of each category and choosing the winners was no mean feat. As a company which has benefitted enormously from competitions and awards, we look forward to following their journeys and wish them all the best in the future.”

    Anthony Newman, President of Causeway Chamber said:

    “The chamber is recognised for helping businesses grow by providing networking opportunities; gaining access to government and key decision makers; creating a range of support initiatives and contributing to local economic activity. We work in partnership with local, national and international organisations and stakeholders.  We have formed ties with Ulster University and Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, this is evidenced by our collaboration to create a shared vision for this beautiful area.”

    The event was hosted by local businesswoman and former TV presenter Sarah Travers who commented on the wide range of companies in the competition:

    “The Causeway Coast and Glens Borough is unique in its ability to offer a variety of locations for business development. The Chamber has truly embraced the diversity of the local business talents and rewarded each sector individually.”

    Annette Deighan, Chamber Operations Manager added that the awards enable the area to showcase its many talents on a national stage:

     “Causeway Coast and Glens Business Awards would not have been possible without our businesses and continued support of all our sponsors. It is an honour to host these awards, to recognise the achievements and success in our Borough. It shows as a Borough we are continuing to excel and compete at a regional and national level.”

    This year there was 18 awards comprising of many categories sponsored by individual companies. The judges were overwhelmed with the level of entries received which is a testament to the success of these bi-annual awards and the achievements of all sectors in the Borough. It highlighted that the Causeway Borough is continuing to grow, compete and provide services at a local and global level. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists on the evening.

     

    Green Business Award sponsored by firmus energy                                

    ATG Group

     

    Best Young person in Business Award  sponsored by Northern Regional College

    Gareth Boyd, 2020 Architects

     

    Training & Development Award sponsored by Ulster University

    Dixons Contractors

     

    Health & Wellbeing Award sponsored by Public Health Agency

    Focus on Family

     

    Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility sponsored by Riada Resourcing

    Roadside Garages Ltd

     

    Innovation Award sponsored by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

    ATG Group

     

    Best Start up Business Award sponsored by Causeway Enterprise Agency

    Adams McGillan

     

    Small Business of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland          

    I Care Opticians

     

    Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by McDonald’s

    Ashes to Gold

     

    The Creative Industries Award sponsored by Ulster Bank         

    2020 Architects

     

    Good Food Award sponsored by Electric Ireland 

    Anglers Rest

     

    Best Tourism Attraction/Service Provider of the Year sponsored by Tourism Ireland

    The Crannagh Activity Centre

     

    Business Growth Award sponsored by Danske Bank

    Christies Direct

     

    Best New Product/Service of the Year sponsored by Armstrong Medical Ltd

    Euro Autospares Ltd

     

    Accommodation Provider of the Year sponsored by First Trust Bank

    The Lodge Hotel

     

    AgriBusiness of the Year sponsored by ATG Group

    Ballyeamon Eggs Ltd

     

    Retailer of the Year sponsored by Autoline Insurance Group

    JKC Specialist Cars

     

    Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

    Winifred Mellet, The Winsome Lady, Ballymoney

     

    For further information about the Randox sponsorship of Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards, please contact Randox PR by phoning 028 9445 1016 or emailing RandoxPR@randox.com


    Ulster GAA team sponsored by Randox bringing sporting excellence to China

    Ulster University’s GAA team is preparing to travel to China on an historic tour of the country as part of the university’s wider programme of engagement in key international markets.

    The trip, which will be sponsored by Crumlin-based diagnostics firm Randox, will see a 35 strong team depart on 28 October for a two week cultural exchange that aims to develop and enhance links with a number of Chinese academic institutions.

    The team will travel to Beijing, Wuhan, and Huangshi City and play several games as part of an extensive tour promoting sporting excellence at Ulster University and Gaelic Games in particular.

    Professor Ian Montgomery, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global Engagement at Ulster University said:

    “GAA is of increasing interest to the Chinese people and there is a strong appetite to learn about the various sports, key tactics and the strong cultural identity which Ulster University’s GAA team has developed over many decades. This tour, supported by Randox, will give our team the opportunity to showcase Gaelic football and hurling to a vast audience which is interested to learn more and experience a game first-hand through a number of Gaelic Games masterclasses.”

    “As an internationally focused university it is important to continually build new partnerships in this vast market and further enhance existing linkages. From research collaborations with some of China’s top universities to our role as home to the Confucius Institute and Confucius classrooms initiative in Northern Ireland, China remains a significant market with clear potential for growth. We look forward to building on our work in this region and meeting new connections as part of the tour.”

    Dr Peter FitzGerald, founder of Randox, said:

    “We are pleased to support Ulster University’s Gaelic team as they embark on a very exciting tour of China. It is one of our most important markets, as we have been exporting to China since 1992 and we have had an established presence in the region for several years. This is a brilliant opportunity for our partnership with Ulster University to profile some of the young sporting talents of Northern Ireland and to strengthen key business relationships in an important market.”

    For further information about the Randox-sponsored GAA tour, please contact Randox PR by phoning 028 9445 1016 or emailing RandoxPR@randox.com


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