Warrenpoint Port has been recognised as the Best Business in the Community in the greater Newry area, gaining the award for the first time.

The accolade was presented at the prestigious Greater Newry Area Business Awards, organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, during a glittering ceremony at the Canal Court Hotel.

The harbour was recognised for its wide range of initiatives including the Warrenpoint Port Community Fund, schools engagement programme and support for local charity and arts organisations.

Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port said:

“It is a tremendous privilege to play our part in the life of Warrenpoint and the wider region and an honour for all of us at the harbour to have been named best business in the community of greater Newry.

“The accolade is a testament to the dedication of our staff, each of whom are part of our local community, in promoting and supporting vital local causes and projects.

“The recently launched Warrenpoint Port Community Fund has been hugely popular and has already supported a wide variety of initiatives including new water fountains at Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry and musical equipment for Warrenpoint Comhaltas.

“We are also privileged to partner with local schools through a range of activities, including hosting visits to the harbour and providing mentoring to local students.

“Many thanks to Newry Chamber for organising what was a very successful awards and we look forward to continuing our programme of community initiatives throughout the coming year and beyond.”