County Antrim nominees set to shine at Ulster Tatler Awards 2021
COUNTY ANTRIM will be well represented at this year’s Ulster Tatler Awards 2021 with eight individuals and businesses from the county shortlisted for a prize at the prestigious ceremony.
The Ulster Tatler Awards, now in their 14th year, celebrate the achievements of homegrown individuals and businesses, the likes of which have been filling the pages of the province’s leading lifestyle and society magazine for more than 50 years.
Amongst the many Co. Antrim nominees shortlisted for awards is local sports star Jonathan Rea who will contest against the likes of Kenny Shiels, Marissa Callaghan, Rhys McClenaghan and Leona Maguire for the coveted Sportsperson of the Year title.
Malcolm Beattie of MB Motors and Thomas Ferris of Urban Events are also both in the running for the coveted title of Businessman of the Year while Karla McAllister of Karla’s Physical Excellence will be hopeful for victory in the Personal Trainer of the Year category.
A number of Co. Antrim businesses are also shortlisted, including Galgorm Resort and Spa (Hotel of the Year), Bespoke Beauty (Beauty Salon of the Year), Dunamoy Spa (Spa of the Year), and Joli Clothing who will contest against four other hopefuls for the Fashion Boutique of the Year title.
The Ulster Tatler Awards, in association with Keens furniture, features 13 categories voted for by the public, as well as Awards for Sportsperson of the Year, Celebrity of the Year and the highly-anticipated Lifetime Achievement Award which has recognised some of the province’s best-loved personalities over the years such as Dame Mary Peters OBE, Brian Friel, Sir James Galway, Gloria Hunniford, Barry McGuigan, Marie Jones, Hollywood actor Ciaran Hinds and sporting hero Pat Jennings who was honoured at the 2019 ceremony
Shortlists in each category are compiled from votes cast before judging panels of media and industry experts select their winners. The winners will then be announced at a glamorous ceremony on October 28th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, presented once again by much-loved TV personality Pamela Ballantine.
“The wealth of talent we have here in Northern Ireland is second to none across a wide variety of sectors, particularly the constant flair we see in business, sport and entertainment,” said Chris Sherry, editor of Ulster Tatler.
“The difficulty in choosing just one deserved winner becomes greater every year and that speaks volumes on just how high the standard is across the province. It is fantastic to see a wealth of Northern Ireland talent recognised in the business industry with businessmen and women persevering on to achieve incredible business milestones despite an extremely tough year and a half.
“We are looking forward to marking the 14th anniversary of the Ulster Tatler Awards and, with a stunning new venue and new title sponsor on board, we are even more thrilled to see what this year’s Awards brings.
“Hosted once again by our good friend and TV personality Pamela Ballantine, and with entertainment on the evening provided by excellent local band The Handsome Princes, we’re really looking forward to what promises to be a very special night,” concluded Chris.
ULSTER TATLER AWARDS 2021: Category shortlists
Fashion Boutique of the Year
The Style Rack, Portadown
Meela & Me, Armagh
The Dresser, Banbridge
Joli Clothing, Ballyclare
House of Vixen, Omagh
Interior Designer of the Year
Seaforde Interiors, Downpatrick
Ultimate Interiors, Newry
Yvonne Perry, Craigavon
Iconic Interior Design, Grainne Quinn, Castlewellan
Pearl redesigns, Rathfriland, Newry
Spa of the Year
The White Orchid, Armagh
Dunamoy Spa and Cottages, Ballyclare
Zen Day Spa, Newry
Pure Day Spa, Killinchy
Hairdresser of the Year
MACC Hair, Belfast
Kelly Cowan Donaghadee
Bridgeen King Hair, Down
Beauty Salon of the Year
Bespoke Beauty, Bushmills
Serenity Beauty, Dromore
Vitality Beauty Studio, Belfast
Hotel of the Year
Killeavy Castle, Newry
Galgorm Resort and Spa, Ballymena
Me & Mrs Jones, Portstewart
Canal Court, Newry
Coffee House of the Year
Barrel and Bean, Dromore
Café Marmalade, Banbridge
Vera & Ernie, Newry
Maxemoo Farmyard Café, Millisle
The Stormy Cup, Donaghadee
Personal Trainer of the Year
William Johnston, Sculpture Gym, Belfast
Ryan Mallon, Energized Fitness, Dunmurry
Emma Spiers, GRL Health and Fitness, Craigavon
Alan Waterman, Phoenix Gym, Belfast
Karla Mc Allister Physical Excellence, Ballymoney
Businesswoman of the Year
Kathie McCausland, Perfectly Pure, Dungannon
Kelly Cowan, Hairdresser, Donaghadee
Donnamarie McGrillen, Vermilion, Belfast
Aideen Duggan, Keenan Recruitment, Belfast
Victoria Patterson, Mayfair Group, Belfast
Businessman of the Year
Daryl Sloan, Neuspace, Lisburn
Thomas Ferris, Urban events, Crumlin
Wayne Lyons, SOAKS, Belfast
Gareth Murphy, we are vertigo, Belfast
Malcolm Beattie, MB Motors, Ballymena
Restaurant of the Year
Alexanders & Co, Down
Basil Sheils, Armagh
Celebrity of the Year
Adrian Dunbar, Fermanagh
Paddy Rafferty, Belfast
Christine Lampard, Newtownards
Cate Conway, Belfast
Barra Best, Belfast
Sportsperson of the Year
1. Jonathan Rea, Ballynure
2. Rhys McClenaghan, Down
3. Kenny Shiels, Magherafelt
4. Marissa Callaghan, Belfast
5. Leona Maguire, County Cavan