July 13, 2020
Business News

The business end – finalists of Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards 2019 revealed

By COLIN BARTLEY

FIFTY-six innovative companies from across the city and county have been shortlisted for the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards 2019.

More than 150 businesses put themselves forward to be considered for an award this year, and judges have whittled these down to just three short-listed companies per category.

There are no fewer than 20 categories this year. The winner of each individual category will then be put forward for the overall Kilkenny Business of the Year award.

This year more than 63% of businesses that applied are new entrants to the Kilkenny Business Awards. Some 40% are not members of Kilkenny Chamber.

Kilkenny Chamber President, Marion Acreman said: “Kilkenny Chamber is delighted that so many local businesses have engaged with the Kilkenny Business Awards this year. In particular it is great to see so many new businesses come to the fore.”

This year’s Kilkenny Business Awards 2019, run in association with State Street, will take place in Lyrath Estate Hotel on Saturday, November 16.

The short-listed businesses and the categories are:

AGRI BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:

Martin Agri

Coogan Auctioneers

Goatsbridge Trout

 

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:

Dinners for Winners

Goatsbridge Trout

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats

 

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR:

CR Payroll Solutions

CF Pharma Ltd.

Mechanical Modular Solutions

 

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS:

KCLR96fm

threesixty branding & communications

Kilkenny Community Radio

 

INNOVATION IN BUSINESS:

JJ Kavanagh

CF Pharma Ltd.

Red Sky Europe

 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:

Billy’s Tea Rooms

The Good Shepherd Centre

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

 

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY:

Springhill Court Hotel

Butler House

Ristorante Rinuccini

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE:

Newpark Hotel

Castleview Financial Services

Insight HR

 

EMERGING NEW BUSINESS:

White Feather Well Being Centre

Ireland Posters

Vicky’s Photography

 

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:

Suzanne Freeman Interior Design

Little Mischief Day Nursery

Manicle Property Insurance Claims

 

SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR:

Rossiter Pedorthics

Hotel Kilkenny – Active

JJ Byrne & Co.

 

RETAILER OF THE YEAR:

Natural Health Store

The Book Centre

Kilkenny Design Centre

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY:

Square Root Solutions

Red Sky Europe

Quinn & Sons Tyres

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Lyrath Estate Hotel

Castle Orthodontics

Modubuild

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:

KBC Bank

Hoban Hotel

Donohoe Town & Country

 

CULTURE/HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD:

Kilkenny Civic Trust (MM Museum)

Gowran Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park

 

CRAFT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:

Michelle Treacy Millinery

K Kajoux Jewels

Celtic Commemorations

 

FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:

Quinn & Sons Tyres & Auto

Gittens Murray Arhcitects

Johnston Funeral Directors

 

INVESTMENT IN SKILLS, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF:

Campion Insurances

Kelron Health & Safety

Preferred Future

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD:

Hibernian Hotel

Envirico

3 Counties Energy Agency

Picture: Julian Hughes, Hughes Farming receives the 2018 overall award from Mayor Peter Cleere, Marion Acreman and Cathal Smyth, State Street

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