Celebrating the 2022 Eastside Awards: A Night of Recognition for East Belfast’s Best!
Solv was proud to be a part of the 2022 Eastside Awards at the Stormont Hotel on Friday, January 27th. Not only was Solv involved in a sponsorship capacity, but our Managing Director, Stephen Kane, was also in attendance as a committee member.
The Eastside Awards recognises local businesses and individuals from across East Belfast and showcases their contributions to the economic, social and community development of the area. It was wonderful to see so many hardworking individuals and businesses being recognised for their achievements. The evening was hosted by the talented television presenter Tara Mills.
The winner of the Favourite Eatery category, sponsored by Solv was the deserving Gardener’s Rest at Hillmount. We would like to give a special shout out to the other two finalists, Bodega Bagels and Lazy Claire Patisserie, for their exceptional work.
Another highlight of the evening was announcement of the award for Outstanding Contribution, which was awarded to the deserving Professor Ken O’Neill. Professor O’Neill was referred to as “a beacon of light in East Belfast”, with his numerous accomplishments and dedication to various charities and organisations. He was the first person to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion and is heavily involved in the East Belfast-based charity Brain Injury Matters NI.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Podiem but in particular Jessica Higginson and also Nicola Bothwell who managed the PR, for their hard work leading up to the awards. The event was covered by Belfast Live and a full list of winners across all 16 categories can be found on the Eastside Awards Website.
In conclusion, it was an absolutely fantastic evening at the 2022 Eastside Awards, and Solv was honoured to be a part of it. Congratulations to all of the winners and a special thanks to everyone who made the night possible.
Left – James Rae, Stephen Kane, Ruth Henderson and Ian Adair representing Solv
Top Right – The winners across all 16 categories
Bottom Right – Stephen Kane awarding the representatives of Gardener’s Rest at Hillmount Nursery with their trophy for the Favourite Eatery category