420 business leaders from across Kildare attended the Annual Kildare Business Awards in association with Kildare County Council and LEO Kildare on Friday night (29th November) in The Killashee Hotel.
President of County Kildare Chamber, Luke Hanahoe
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 2019 to date has been a great year for business in Kildare with members of the Chamber continuing to create employment, enter new markets and business members continued to expand and diversify.
Dick O’Sullivan of Punchestown Racecourse was this year’s recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to Business Award “. Business of the Year for 2019 was won by Barretstown.
Luke Hanahoe, Rachel Cooke, Jennifer Forster & Allan Shine
The Kildare Business recognise excellence in business throughout the county, across a number of categories
Winners on the night were
SME (1-5 Employees) Big Picture Communications
SME (6-20 Employees) Monread CRM
SME (21 Employees plus) Barretstown
Digital Marketing Award Punchestown Racecourse & Event Venue
E – Commerce Award CarveOn
Employee of the Year Award Siofra Ryan – Kilkea Castle Resort & Golf Club
International Trade Award Irish Dog Foods
Green Business of the Year Intel
Networker of the Year Award Ronan Twohig – Gannon Office Solutions
Start Up Business of the Year Acornstar
Excellence in CSR Award T & I Fitouts
Tourism & Hospitality Award Palmerstown House Estate
Innovation & Technology The Culinary Food Group
Customer Excellence Award Graphedia
Diversity & Inclusion Award Maynooth University
Overall Business of the year Barretstown
Outstanding Contribution to Business Dick O’Sullivan (Punchestown Racecourse)