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

Roycroft Interiors

Sponsored by Hafele


Independent Travel Agent of the Year

Oasis Travel

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

Spoon Street

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

OX Belfast

Sponsored by MASH DIRECT


Sportsperson of the Year

Carl Frampton

Sponsored by Optilase Eye Clinic


Celebrity of the Year

Christine Bleakley

Sponsored by Franklins


Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Longley

Sponsored by The Crosshill Gallery


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