Global leaders Almac triumph at Irish awards

Almac was named Overall Business Achiever of the Year at the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards at the Mansion House in Dublin. Doug Cookson, VP Corporate Marketing at the Almac Group, Ellvena Graham, Head of Ulster Bank Northern Ireland and Austin Tanney, Marketing Manager for Almac's Diagnostic Business Unit.
Almac was named Overall Business Achiever of the Year at the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards at the Mansion House in Dublin. Doug Cookson, VP Corporate Marketing at the Almac Group, Ellvena Graham, Head of Ulster Bank Northern Ireland and Austin Tanney, Marketing Manager for Almac's Diagnostic Business Unit.

Seagoe pharmaceutical company Almac has been crowned overall winner in this year’s Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards at Mansion House in Dublin.

The judges felt that Almac was the stand-out company of the finalists, noting its state-of-the-art drug discovery, world leading cancer diagnostics, research and development and support of global clinical trials.

Employing 3,500 staff worldwide and with a turnover of £350m, the Almac Group was described as “truly a global leader in its field”.

Doug Cookson, Vice President Corporate Marketing at Almac Group, said, “We are delighted to be named Overall Business Achiever in these awards, particularly when pitched against other outstanding companies across all of Ireland. This is a fantastic recognition of the hard work by all our global teams and dedicated employees, without whom this success would not be possible.

“Huge congratulations to everyone at Almac on making winning this coveted award possible – it is a true honour for all of us.”

The awards are run in association with Invest Northern Ireland, InterTradeIreland, and SmallBusinessCan.com

The companies were judged on a variety of merits including financial performance, company milestones and achievements, future strategy for business people and the business and the development of innovative products and services.

Almac will receive a prize package including a £40,000 publishing bursary with the Belfast Telegraph or Irish Independent and business mentoring from Enterprise Ireland.

More information is available at www.businessachieversaward.com

It’s the fourth successive time a Northern Ireland company has won the accolade, beating off competition from entries from across Ireland.

Chief Executive of Moy Park Janet McCollum was singled out for her “extraordinary” achievements with a Judges Special Recognition Award.