The Award winners were announced last night at a Gala Dinner at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Thursday 28th September 2017, hosted by MC Alan Shortt.
The main Supporter of the inaugural DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017 is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
As the main Supporter of this Event, An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Tom Murphy said "The Council continues to be committed to supporting the development of local businesses in the County and welcomes the first ever County Business Awards in DLR".
Patrick Neill, President DLR Chamber, added “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is a vibrant progressive county predicting huge growth in employment in the years ahead. DLR Chamber, as the voice of business in DLR, and a voluntary business organisation, is proud to spearhead these Awards in our County and for that we thank all our Sponsors as well as the myriad of businesses – large and small, who entered”
1.Best New Start Up/New Business
Winner: The Freebird Club
Highly Commended: Irish Design Gallery
Sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
2.Best Professional Services Award
Winner: Lansdowne Partnership
Highly commended: We Can Save You Money
Sponsored by Commscope
3.Best Small Business Award
Winner: On Your Feet
Highly commended: Composite Doors Ireland Ltd.
Sponsored by AIB Bank
4.Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Winner: SSE Ireland
Highly commended: Tico Mail Works Ltd.
Sponsored by Amgen Technology Ltd.
5.Green Business Environment Award
Winner: Tesco Ireland
Highly commended: Fitzers Catering Ltd.
Sponsored by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
6.Innovation in Business Award
Winner: Equine MediRecord
Highly commended: Artic Stone
Sponsored by Microsoft
7.International Trade Award
Highly commended: Active Language Learning
Sponsored by Cosgrave Developments
8.Customer Service Retail Award – Small Retailer of the Year
Winner: Cavistons Food Emporium
Highly commended: Mitchell & Sons
Sponsored by Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
9.Customer Service Retail Award – Best Shopping Centre
Winner: Dundrum Town Centre
Sponsored by Lansdowne Partnership
10.Best Place to Eat in the County Award – 2 categories
Winner Formal Dining: Michael’s Mt.Merrion
Winner Casual Dining: John Brady Group – Brady’s Shankill
Sponsored by Bank of Ireland
11.Customer Service – Tourism and Hospitality
Winner: Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Highly commended: Royal Marine Hotel
Sponsored by WIBA - Women in Business Alliance
2 Special Awards were also awarded by the Board of DLR Chamber as follows:
· Special Recognition Award for Sport – Winner - Cuala GAA Club Dalkey
· Special Recognition Award for Community – Winner - Eilis Hession, HSE
DLR Chamber also announced Business Leader of the Year in the County 2017– Michael Cosgrave
About DLR Chamber
DLR Chamber will be celebrating 80 years young in 2019 and indeed is one of the oldest Chambers in Ireland. The Chamber is affiliated to Chambers Ireland and represents the full county area. DLR Chamber is a very strong diverse and gender-balanced Board. The 2017/2018 President of DLR Chamber is Patrick Neill.
Background to the Awards:
Following 10 years of organising the very successful EnviroCom Awards, DLR Chamber felt that their Awards needed to be more all embracing to businesses in the county and celebrate the strength of our very diverse business community in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.
Information on the DLR County Business Awards can be found on www.dlrchamber.ie