Congratulations to all the finalists at the Kilkenny Business Awards held on 25th November at Lyrath Estate Hotel.

This year’s Kilkenny Business Awards was one of the biggest held in recent years: the gala evening, hosted by Mary Kennedy, saw over 500 local businesspeople gathered to celebrate business and innovation throughout Kilkenny.  Deirdre Shine, President of the Kilkenny Chamber, presided over a very glamorous evening, where awards were given out to small and large businesses as well as the President’s Prize (Mag Kirwan from Goatsbridge Trout), the Lifetime Achievement Award (Maureen O’Keeffe from John Street) and the overall business of the year (TransferMate).

Overall winner Transfermate receive their award from Cathal Smyth, State Street, and Deirdre Shine, President Kilkenny Chamber during the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards PICTURE: PAT MOORE

Among the 20 category winners a few noteworthy businesses emerged including double winners Cakeface Patisserie for ‘Food and Drink Producer of the Year’ and ‘Emerging New Business’, and Ciphertechs for ‘Information and Communications Technology’ and ‘Investment in Training and Development of Staff’ along with Pat Hayes, at the Newpark Hotel, who took home the ‘Employee of the Year’ award.

Full list of winners can be found HERE.

The charity partner for the Kilkenny Business Awards 2017 was the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team and €8,365.90 was raised for the charity.