Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards Finalists 2015

THE FINALISTS IN EACH CATEGORY IN THE GLANBIA KILKENNY BUSINESS AWARDS 2015 ARE:

AGRI BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Fitzgerald Nurseries Ltd

Kilkenny Rosé Veal

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

 

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

A Slice of Heaven

The Irish Food Co-op

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

 

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

T. Butler Engineering Ltd

Fitzgerald Nurseries Ltd

Noel Lawler Consulting Engineers Ltd.

 

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS

Kilkenny Tourism

Glass Eye Productions Ltd

Neans McSweeney Ltd

 

INNOVATION IN BUSINESS

MyBio Ltd

Irish Power & Process Ltd

Telecommunications Software & Systems Group

 

INTERN IN BUSINESS AWARD

Elaine Gough – Xposure Hair Design & Ruby Reds Salon

Shane Bradley – Noel Lawler Consulting Engineers Ltd

Tanya O’Brien – The Irish Food Co-op

 

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY

Pembroke Hotel

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Ristorante Rinuccini

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

McDonalds Restaurant Kilkenny

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Rustiq Salon

 

SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Tiny Tots Paradise Creche & Homework Club

Core Claims Services Ltd

Glass Eye Productions Ltd

 

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Haven Pharmacy O’Connell’s

Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers Ltd

GL Ryan Jewellers

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

TrademarkNow

I-Resource Education & Training

Jamjou

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

TrademarkNow

Xposure Hair Design & Ruby Reds Hair Salon

Haven Pharmacy O’Connell’s

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Jackie Smith – Xposure Hair Design & Ruby Reds Salon

Lynsey Byrne – Rustiq Salon

Courtney Power – Pembroke Hotel

 

CULTURE/HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD

Lanigan’s Bar & Tour Activities

Butler Gallery

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny

Castlecomer Discovery Park

 

CRAFT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Yvonne Ross

Sevensisters Ceramics

Celtic Commemorations

 

FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Lanigan’s Bar & Tour Activities

Intosport

T. Butler Engineering Ltd

 

EMERGING NEW BUSINESS

The Playstation

Art It

The Irish Food Co-op

 

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Callanan Couriers

The National Reptile Zoo

RD Plumbing & Heating

 

INVESTMENT IN SKILLS, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF

Pembroke Hotel

Xposure Hair Design & Ruby Reds Hair Salon

Callan Dental

 

ENVIROMENTAL AWARD

The Susliving Organisation Ltd

Eco Life Energy

Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency Ltd

Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions