Kilkenny Business Awards 2016 – Winners Photo Gallery

Best Venue Award went to Lyrath Estate Hotel and pictured at Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber, Peter Wilson, Lorraine Walsh and Evan McAuliffe, Lyrath Estate Hotel and Brian Keyes, from sponsors Kilkenny People. Photo: Pat Moore.

Craft Producer of the Year Brid Lyons (center) with Jennifer McCreery sponsor and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny winners of the Culture/Heritage Tourism Award, pictured from left, Colette Byrne, Kilkenny COCO, Mark McGovern, Martin Hanrahan, Derek O'Boyle and Valerie O'Sullivan, Smithwicks Experience and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Edel O'Donovan collected the Customer Service Excellence award for the Newpark Hotel with Cathal Smyth, State Street, sponsor and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Liam Ryan and Richie Harvey, Core Claims Services winner of the Emerging New Business with Stephen Trant and Deirdre Shine at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Margaret Clancy, Employee of the Year with Aaron Keogh, VHI and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Rodger Greene and Sean Doyle, Modus Energy receive their Enviromental Award from Sarah Boulanger, EPA and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Neans McSweeney, McSweeney Media receives her Excellence in Communications award from Pat Gardiner, KCLR96fm and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Jessica Kelly, Left Bank receives the Excellence in Hospatility award from Gary Brennan, PRL Group and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Ned and Anne Nolan, Hermitage Genetics receive their Exporter of the Year award from Helen Leahy, Bank of Ireland and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Patrick and Olive Mullins, M. Mullins Family Butcher receive their Family Business of the Year award from Roisin Shortall, PwC and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Kate Foley, James O'Shea and Tommy O'SHea, O'Shea Farms receive the Food & Drink Producer of the Year award from Denis Drennan, Kilkenny LEADER and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Eddie Devereux, Eco Life Energy receive the Innovation in Business award from Michael O'Dwyer, AIB and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

James Savage, Laurence Conroy Johnny Dunphy and Aidan McGrath, CiphersTechs EU Ltd receive their Information & Communications Technology award from Stephen Hickey, Taxback and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Lorraine Glover, Denise O'Neill and Danielle Fitzgerald, Rustiq Salon receive their Investment in Skills, Training & Development of Staff award from Marion Acreman and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Brian Bourke, Jonathan Brown, Dermot Grogan and Clive Moriarty, Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers receive their Retailer of the Year award from Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Leo Lopes and Caroline Buggy , Kieran O'Gorman Hair & Day Spa receive their Service Provider of the Year award from John McNena, Hibernian Hotel and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Robert Phelan, David and Declan Kearney, RD Plumbing & Heating receive their Small Business of the Year award from Fiona Deegan, Enterprise Office and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Kathleen Moran receives the President's Prize from Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Paddy Kenna receives the Lifetime Achievement award from Matt Doran, Cathaoirleach Kilkenny COCO and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.

Ned and Anne Nolan, Hermitage Genetics winners of the Overall Award receive their award from Henry Corbally, Chairman of Glanbia and Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards. Photo: Pat Moore.