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