Oct 20

Kilkenny Business Awards 2017 – Finalists announced

Tickets for the Gala Awards night on 25th November at Lyrath Estate Hotel can be purchased here.   If you are a finalist, please contact Róisín at 056 7752767 or email admin@kilkennychamber.ie as there are special discounts available.


The finalists for the 2017 Business Awards have been announced, and have all made their presentations to the Judging Panels.  Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on 25th November in the Lyrath Estate Hotel.



Customer Service Excellence Zuni
Customer Service Excellence Madigan’s Pharmacy
Customer Service Excellence McCullagh Lupton Quinn Ltd.
Investment in Skills, Training & Development of Staff Castlecomer Discovery Park
Investment in Skills, Training & Development of Staff CipherTech
Investment in Skills, Training & Development of Staff Newpark Hotel
Agri Business of the Year Brett Brothers
Agri Business of the Year O’Shea Farms
Agri Business of the Year Kverneland Group
Service Provider of the Year New Work Junction
Service Provider of the Year Store-All Logistics
Service Provider of the Year Tiny Tots Paradise Creche
Excellence in Communications McSweeney Media
Excellence in Communications Bizlocator
Excellence in Communications Beat 102 103
Info. Communications & Technology Veri
Info. Communications & Technology CipherTech
Info. Communications & Technology The Clubman
Exporter of Year The Taxback Group
Exporter of Year Oakpark
Exporter of Year Ziegler Logistics Ltd.
Craft Producer of the Year Artists by Night
Craft Producer of the Year Breathnach Designs
Craft Producer of the Year Sullivans Brewery
Employer of the Year Kilkenny Design
Employer of the Year Club House Hotel
Employer of the Year Lyrath Estate Hotel
Innovation in Business TransferMate
Innovation in Business Goatsbridge Trout
Innovation in Business R&D Plumbing
Excellence in Hospitality Newpark Hotel
Excellence in Hospitality Zuni
Excellence in Hospitality Lyrath Estate Hotel
Emerging New Business Veri
Emerging New Business Cakeface Patisserie
Emerging New Business Dive & Marine Contractors
Employee of Year Revise.ie
Employee of Year Newpark Hotel
Employee of Year Beat 102 103

Small Business of the Year


Optimize Recruitment

Small Business of the Year McCullagh Lupton Quinn Ltd.
Small Business of the Year Apple Tree Farm Montessori
Corporate Social Responsibility Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team
Corporate Social Responsibility The Taxback Groups
Corporate Social Responsibility Modus Energy
Family Business of Year DNG Ella Dunphy
Family Business of Year Callanan Couriers
Family Business of Year Dom Young Heating & Plumbing Services Ltd
Food & Drink Producer of the Year Cakeface Patisserie
Food & Drink Producer of the Year Costellos Brewing Co.
Food & Drink Producer of the Year Murphy’s Icecream
Culture Heritage & Tourism Castlecomer Discovery Park
Culture Heritage & Tourism Breathnach Designs
Culture Heritage & Tourism Kilkenny Civic Trust
Environmental  Award R&D Plumbing
Environmental  Award Modus Energy
Retailer of the Year Michael Lyng Motors
Retailer of the Year Blanchfields Centra Mooncoin
Retailer of the Year Kilkenny Design


The winners of each category will be chosen and announced at the Gala Awards Night taking place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel on Saturday 25th November – tickets will be on sale very soon.

Oct 04

Post Budget Lunch with PwC

Sep 27

Winner of €50 Gift Voucher

Mary Phelan is the lucky winner of our €50 Gift voucher, which she won for nominating IFAC Accounting for the Kilkenny Business Awards.  Nominations are now closed, and applications are being collected for shortlisting, to proceed to the judging phase. 

Sep 04

Kilkenny Business Awards 2017 – Application Form & Documents

Application Form 2017

Criteria – KBA 2017

Definition of Categories – KBA 2017

Scoring – KBA 2017

Aug 31

Launch Event! #KKBizAwards

The Kilkenny Business Awards is back and it’s going to be bigger than ever – The launch event takes place next week and you’re invited!

Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Date: Tuesday 5th September

Venue: Butler House, Kilkenny

The launch event provides a valuable networking opportunity as the first stage of the selection process in the Kilkenny Business Awards 2017 and will include a presentation by our main sponsor State Street International, overall business winner in 2016 Hermitage Genetics and the President of Kilkenny Chamber.

Drop us an email at admin@kilkennychamber.ie with your name to secure a place at the event!

Jul 19

British Ambassador Visits Kilkenny

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce was pleased to meet with the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett this week and discuss the implications of Brexit for businesses based in Kilkenny and the SE Region.

The discussions were very positive and culminated in an agreed plan of engagement going forward with an emphasis on identifying our areas of strength on which we can capitalise and turn into opportunities.

Acknowledging that Kilkenny Chamber is already partnered and working closely with the British Irish Trading Alliance (BITA), the Ambassador welcomed this relationship and expressed confidence and optimism for the future.

Chamber President Deirdre Shine said “We were delighted to welcome the Ambassador to Kilkenny and reaffirm the already strong relationships that we have with the UK. With all eyes fixed firmly on the future, we look forward to working closely with the Ambassador and his team for the benefit Kilkenny businesses.”

The meeting took place in the Board Room at MacDonagh Junction Centre and the Ambassador participated as a signatory in the new Famine Experience initiative being spearheaded by Centre Manager, Marion Acreman who said “The discoveries at MacDonagh Junction Centre have been lauded as the most significant in the world regarding the Irish Famine and it is great to have the Ambassadors participation today. We look forward to welcoming him back for the official opening in November” she added.

Marion Acreman, MacDonagh Junction, British Ambassador, Robin Barnett & Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce

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