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DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 7:57am
DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017

Pat Neil, President, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, Ed Dobbs, Jennifer Allen-Devlin, Cllr Cormac Devlin and Tom Murphy, cathaoirleach, at the awards. ALL PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA

DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017

Pat Neil, President, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, Ed Dobbs, Jennifer Allen-Devlin, Cllr Cormac Devlin and Tom Murphy, cathaoirleach, at the awards. ALL PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA

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THE winners of the first ever Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber County Business Awards were re-vealed recently at a glittering bash in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire.

The award winners were announced at a gala ginner hosted by MC Alan Shortt.

The main supporter of the inaugural DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017 was Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

The cathaoirleach of the council, Cllr Tom Murphy, used the occasion to reiterate the council’s support for local business in the county.

"The council continues to be committed to supporting the development of local businesses in the county,” he said.

Patrick Neill, President DLR Chamber, added: “Dún Laoghaire Rathdown is a vibrant, progressive county predicting huge growth in employment in the years ahead.

“As the voice of business across the county, and as a voluntary business organisation, is proud to spearhead these awards in our county.”

Best New Start Up/New Business Winner: The Freebird Club

Best Professional Services Award Winner: Lansdowne Partnership

Best Small Business Award Winner: On Your Feet

Corporate Social Responsibility Award Winner:  SSE Ireland

Green Business Environment Award Winner: Tesco Ireland

Innovation in Business Award Winner: Equine MediRecord

International Trade Award Winner: Phonovation

Customer Service Retail Award – Small Retailer of the Year Winner: Cavistons Food Emporium

Customer Service Retail Award – Best Shopping Centre Winner: Dundrum Town Centre

Winner Formal Dining: Michael’s Mount Merrion

Winner Casual Dining:  John Brady Group – Brady’s Shankill

Customer Service – Tourism and Hospitality Winner:  Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Special Recognition Award for Sport Winner: Cuala GAA Club Dalkey

Special Recognition Award for Community Winner: Eilis Hession, HSE.

DLR Chamber also announced Michael Cosgrave as the Business Leader of the Year in the county 2017.

Pat Neil, President, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber with Philomena Poole, Chief Executive Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Cllr Tom Murphy. cathaoirleach. President of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, Pat Neil, with Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education. Pat Neil, the president of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, presents the Business Leader 2017 award to Michael Cosgrave of Cosgrave Builders. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

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