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Hundreds attend chamber’s County Business Awards

Monday, 1st October, 2018 6:00pm

Story by Neil Fetherstonhaugh
Hundreds attend chamber’s County Business Awards

Brendan Henderson, Rita O’Brien, Aileen Eglington and Peter Kerrigan pictured at the second annual Dun Laoghaire Chamber County Business Awards at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

Hundreds attend chamber’s County Business Awards

Brendan Henderson, Rita O’Brien, Aileen Eglington and Peter Kerrigan pictured at the second annual Dun Laoghaire Chamber County Business Awards at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

OVER 250 guests attended the second Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber County Business Awards at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney last week.

Cathriona Hallahan, the MD of Microsoft Ireland, was awarded Business Leader of the County at the Black-Tie Gala Awards ceremony.

Hosted by MC Alan Shortt, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, was special guest at the event.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are the main supporters of the DLR County Business Awards.

Cathaoirleach, Cllr Tom Murphy who officiated at the awards, said: “The council continues to be committed to supporting the development of local businesses in the county and welcomes this DLR County Business Award as an ongoing initiative in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.”

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

“Dun Laoghaire Chamber, as the voice of business in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and a voluntary business organisation, is proud to continue to organise and promote these awards in our county and for that we thank all our sponsors and corporate members as well as the myriad of businesses, large and small, that entered.” 

There were 12 award winners announced.

 Best Business Start Up Award

Winner: High Spec Tech.

Highly commended: Ambr Eyeware.

Sponsored by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Local Enterprise Board.

Best Small Business Award

Winner: Brock McClure Consultants.

Highly commended: Making Connections.

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

Best Professional Service Award

Winner: MBSL Limited.

Highly commended: Brock McClure Consultants.

Sponsored by Cosgrave Developments.

Green Business Environment Award

Winner: Fitzers Catering.

Highly commended: Dundrum Town Centre. 

Sponsored by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Innovation in Business Award 

Winner: Microsoft

Highly commended: Ion Solutions. 

Sponsored by RBK Accountants.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award 

Winner: Dundrum Town Centre.

Highly commended: Fitzers Catering. 

Sponsored by Amgen.

Digital Marketing Award 

Winner: Code Institute. 

Highly commended: Dublin Gazette.

Sponsored by Microsoft.

Customer Service Award – Best Small Retailer

Winner: Windy Ridge Garden Centre.

Highly commended: Serenity Day Spa.

Sponsored by AIB Bank.

Customer Service Award – Best Shopping Centre

Winner: Dundrum Town Centre.

Highly commended: The Park Carrickmines.

Sponsored by Women in Business Alliance ( WIBA).

Best Place to Eat in the County Award – 2 categories

Winner Casual Dining: Brady’s of Shankill.

Highly commended: The Cookbook Cafe.

Winner Fine Dining: Michael’s Mount Merrion.

Highly commended: Jamie’s Italian.

Customer Service Award - Tourism

Winner: Airfield.

Highly commended: Radisson Blu St Helen’s. 

Thid award was sponsored by KBC Bank.

Customer Service – Hospitality

Winner: Michael’s Mount Merrion.

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