County Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2018 in association with Kildare County Council and LEO Kildare, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. The nominees were announced this morning in the Chamber HQ in Naas.  97 businesses entered this year’s Award’s.  


Speaking this afternoon, Allan Shine CEO of Kildare Chamber said:

“We are delighted with the response from businesses who have entered this year’s awards. The quality of applications always amazes me and the 4 independent judges had a hard job judging and shortlisting the finalists.  We in the Chamber are looking forward to the gala awards night in The K Club next month. 2018 to date has been a tremendous year for business.  We have seen business sentiment increase month on month and we look forward to celebrating the best in business in Kildare on the 23rd of November.



And the finalists are …

Customer Excellence Award sponsored by AIB

  • O’Neill and Brennan, Naas
  • Naas Racecourse
  • Clanard Court Hotel


Social Media/Digital Marketing Award sponsored by EMS Copiers

  • Clark Recruitment
  • Kildare Post/Kildare Now
  • Punchestown Racecourse


Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Award sponsored by JF Dunne Insurances

  • Naas Racecourse
  • Johnstown Estate
  • Newbridge Silverware


Networker of the Year sponsored by The Kildare Post

  • Tara lane ( Centrepiece Rosettes)
  • Melissa Curley (Socialbee)
  • Brian Leahy (Mode 1 Analytics)


E Commerce Award sponsored by Graphedia

  • Pittman Traffic and Safety Solutions
  • Pop up Races
  • CarveOn


SME of the year (1-5 employees) sponsored by O’Kelly Sutton Chartered Accountants

  • BP Communications
  • Sweet Spot Sourcing
  • O’Neill and Brennan, Naas


SME of the year (6-20 employees) sponsored by Colourtrend

  • T & I Fitouts
  • Go Rentals
  • Kildare Post/Kildare Now


SME of the year (21 plus employees) sponsored by ISS Recruitment and Training

  • Crystal Air Limited
  • Joe Mallon Motors
  • EMS Copiers Managed Print Solutions


Retailer of the Year sponsored by Ladytown Business Park

  • Colourtrend
  • Reilly’s Supervalu Sallins
  • Glenroyal Hotel  (Shoda Café)


Innovation and Technology Award sponsored by Kerry

  • Mick O’Shea Heating and Plumbing LTD
  • Mongey Communications
  • CarveOn



Excellence in CSR Award sponsored by Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors

  • Irish Dog Foods
  • O’Reilly Supervalu
  • T & I Fitouts


Start-up Business of the Year sponsored by LEO Kildare

  • Made Personal
  • Simplicite
  • Equine MediRecord



Diversion and Inclusion Award sponsored by Grant Thornton

  • Intel
  • Lemongrass Fusion
  • CarveOn


Overall Business of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland will be announced at the Gala Awards Night (Winner will a winner of one of the award categories)


The Recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to Business “ Award sponsored by Maynooth University will be announced on the night.


The awards night is on the 23rd November in the K Club.