Winners in other various categories included Kris Turnbull of Kris Turnbull Ltd who won the Business Man of the Year Award; Brian McMonagle of The Brewer’s House who took the Chef of the Year Award; Heather Boyle from A Slice of Heaven, who lifted the Business Woman of the Year Award, Derek Patterson of The Plough, Hillsborough who was named as the Hotelier / Publican of the Year and Ruth Wilson of Beaufort Interiors who was presented with the Interior Designer of the Year Award.
Ulster Tatler editor Chris Sherry was delighted with the success of the event.
“The awards are now in their sixth year and each year just keeps getting bigger and better,” said Chris. “I am absolutely thrilled with the phenomenal success of last night’s event.”
“It was a real celebration of the highly-talented people we have here in Northern Ireland and the readers of Ulster Tatler and the public in general really gave their wholehearted support to the awards by nominating an incredible array of people in each of the categories,” he continued.
“I would personally like to congratulate both the winners and all those shortlisted in the various categories. My thanks go to everyone who made nominations, to the award judges and to our friends in the media without whom these awards just couldn’t take place,” Chris added.
Shortlists in each category were compiled from votes cast by members of the public while dedicated panels of judges had the unenviable task of selecting the winners in the hotly-contested categories.
The complete list of winners list is:
Health & Beauty Consultant of the Year
Kelly Steele – Malone Manor Skin Spa
Sponsored by Linwoods
Fashion Boutique Proprietor of the Year
Deirdre Delahunt – Cubana Boutique
Sponsored by Berling
Freelance Interior Designer/Interiors Store of the Year
Ruth Wilson – Beaufort Interiors
Sponsored by The Design Yard
Hairdresser of the Year
Margaret Johnston – Honey Hair and Beauty
Sponsored by Denman International Limited
Bride of the Year
Sponsored by La Boda Bridal
Arts Personality of the Year
Sponsored by Marys Bar & Dormans & The Opera
Business Man of the Year
Kris Turnbull – Kris Turnbull Ltd
Sponsored by Duffy Rafferty Communications
Business Woman of the Year
Heather Boyle – A Slice of Heaven
Sponsored by Beauty Culture
Hotelier/Publican of the Year
Derek Patterson – The Plough
Sponsored by A Slice of Heaven
Chef of the Year
Brian McMonagle – The Brewer’s House
Sponsored by Mash Direct
Sportsperson of the Year
Sponsored by Optilase
Celebrity of the Year
Sponsored by Independent Healthcare Solutions
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Presto Clean