December 3, 2020
Business News

Kilkenny start-up that has become an international success named ‘Business of the Year’

CF Pharma has been named the Kilkenny’s Business of the Year at the annual Kilkenny Chamber Awards.

More than 600 people attended the gala event in the Lyrath Estate and Hotel last night to see the best of Kilkenny businesses crowned for 2019.

More than 150 businesses put themselves forward to be considered for an award this year.

The winners of the 20 categories were announced at the event, along with the Overall Business of the Year, a special President’s Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year more than 60% of the businesses that put themselves forward for the awards were new entrants to the Kilkenny Business Awards. Two of every five entrants were not members of Kilkenny Chamber.


The winning businesses and their categories are:

OVERALL KILKENNY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: CF Pharma

PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Nicky & Susan Moore

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Antonio Cavaliere – Ristorante Rinuccini

AGRI BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Goatsbridge Trout

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Goatsbridge Trout

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR: Mechanical Modular Solutions

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS: threesixty branding & communications

INNOVATION IN BUSINESS: CF Pharma Ltd.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: The Good Shepherd Centre

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY: Butler House

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE: Newpark Hotel

EMERGING NEW BUSINESS: Ireland Posters

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Little Mischief Day Nursery

SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR: Hotel Kilkenny – Active Club

RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Kilkenny Design Centre

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: Red Sky Europe

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Modubuild

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Nuala Furlong – Donohoe Town & Country

CULTURE/HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD: Kilkenny Civic Trust – Medieval Mile Museum

CRAFT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: K Kajoux Jewels

FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Johnston Funeral Directors

INVESTMENT IN SKILLS, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF: Campion Insurances

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD: Envirico

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