Thursday night saw the glitzy Ulster Tatler Awards take over Belfast City Hall
Big winners on the night included current IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton who was named Sportsperson of the Year and popular television broadcaster Christine Bleakley who won the Celebrity of the Year award, in a shock win over local heart-throb Jamie Dornan…
Local boxing star Carl Frampton was there to pick up his award and was delighted to be honoured by the magazine and to fight off the competition.
It was a tough category, with Frampton’s award hotly-contested. Famously managed by former World Champion Barry McGuigan, our Belfast boy came up against some stiff competition in the form of local legend Rory McIlroy. As well as champion jockey Tony McCoy, NI manager Michael O’Neill and professional Rugby Player Rory Best.
The evening, hosted by Pamela Ballantine, wasn’t short of celebrities as Carl Frampton added to the host of local stars including Charlie Lawson, Barra Best (naturally), Tim McGarry, Alison Clarke, Stephen Ferris, Lady Bloomfield, Denise Watson and Conrad Cummings who all stepped out to celebrate at the City Hall venue.
Meanwhile, it seems Ox Belfast’s week couldn’t get any better. Yes, just to put the icing on the cake (so to speak), Ox won Restaurant of the Year to go with their highly-coveted and much deserved newly awarded Michelin Star.
In the grand accolade of the night, one of Northern Ireland’s best loved poets Michael Longley was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.
Check out the glam gallery and list below to see if your fave made the list!
Ulster Tatler Awards 2015 Winners
Charity of the Year
The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
Sponsored by Jack Murphy Jewellers
Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year
The Spa at Galgorm
Sponsored by Linwoods
Fashion Boutique of the Year
Sarah Jane Boutique
Sponsored by Jeanette Kid Beauty and Day Spa
Interiors Store of the Year
Sponsored by Hafele
Independent Travel Agent of the Year
Sponsored by Jet2 Holidays
Cosmetic Practice/Clinic of the Year
Sponsored by ND Events
Hairdressing Salon of the Year
Petra’s House of Colour
Sponsored by Denman
New Business Start Up of the Year
Sponsored by Corick House Hotel and Spa
Business Man of the Year
Glen Wright – Wrights Design House
Sponsored by THE OUTLET
Business Woman of the Year
Avril Robson – Corick House Hotel and Spa
Sponsored by Gifted Hair and Beauty
Hotel of the Year
The Manor House Hotel
Sponsored by David Scott tile and stone specialists
Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by MASH DIRECT
Sportsperson of the Year
Sponsored by Optilase Eye Clinic
Celebrity of the Year
Sponsored by Franklins
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by The Crosshill Gallery