In association with Clark.
In association with Clark.
Over 350 business leaders from across Kildare attended the Kildare Business Awards Gala Ball in association with Clark in the K Club on Friday night (17th November).
The guests included, Mayor of Kildare Martin Miley, Fiona O'Loughlin TD, CEO of Kildare County Council Peter Carey, President of Maynooth University Professor Philip Nolan, President of County Kildare Chamber Maureen Bergin and former Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.
Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber in his opening address paid tribute to all the finalists and noted that this year the Chamber received a record number of application for the category awards on offer.
He outlined how 2017 to date has been a great year for business in Kildare. "Unemployment continued to fall, business sentiment continues to increase and there is a huge air of optimism in the county".
Business of the Year for 2017 was won by Colourtrend who also took home the Customer Excellence Award.
Eamonn Sinnott, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation and the General Manager of Intel in Ireland was this year's recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Business Award.
Winners this year were:
Networker of the Year 2017, Sponsored by The Kildare Post
Ronan Twohig – House of Finance
Excellence in Tourism Award 2017 Sponsored by JF Dunne Insurances
Palmerstown House Estate
Excellence in Hospitality Award 2017 Sponsored by Punctual Print
The Keadeen Hotel
E Commerce Award 2017 Sponsored by Graphedia
The Clanard Court Hotel
Social Media / Digital Marketing Award 2017, Sponsored by Bettergolf.ie
Customer Excellence Award 2017, Sponsored by AIB
SME (1- 5 employees), Sponsored by O’Kelly Sutton Chartered Accountants
Essential Driver and Safety Solutions
SME (6-20 employees), Sponsored by Colourtrend
SME (21 plus employees), Sponsored by ISS Recruitment and Training
Crystal Air LTD
Retailer of the Year 2017, Sponsored by Ladytown Business Park
Reilly’s Supervalu Sallins
Innovation & Technology Award 2017, Sponsored by Kerry
Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2017, Sponsored by Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors
Bank of Ireland Kildare
Start up Business of the Year 2017, Sponsored by LEO Kildare
J.A. Broghies Ireland LTD
Kildare Community Project of the Year 2017, Sponsored by Kildare County Council and the Queally Group
Naas Tidy Towns – Wild Food Festival
Overall Business of the year 2017, sponsored by Bank of Ireland
2017 Recipient of "Outstanding contribution to business award" sponsored by Maynooth University
Eamonn Sinnott, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation
and the General Manager of Intel in Ireland