Irish Dog Foods from Kildare, Ireland has been named Winner at this year’s EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS adding to the County Kildare Chamber International Trade Award won last week and a finalist for innovation in the Irish Exporter Association awards held last month.


Irish Dog Foods was named the winner following a final face to face judging session, and were chosen out of over 150,000 business who were initially considered. In the rigorous, independently judged competition, 2753 businesses were named ‘Ones to Watch’ in July, and following a further detailed review, 363 companies were announced as ‘National Winners’ in September.


Winning the award for Customer and Market Engagement  in the Grand Final held at the exclusive Hilton Resort and Convention Centre in Warsaw , Poland. Over 500 successful business leaders from 33 countries from across Europe came together at the two day event, with politicians, ambassadors and academics present to celebrate the remarkable business achievement of Irish Dog Foods in Europe’s biggest and most prestigious business competition.


Irish Dog Foods is a pet food and treats manufacturer in own-label and branded products for customers across the globe. The company continues to be a key supplier to retailers, brands and the pet speciality market on a global scale. Based on their record of service, quality and value they have achieved success internationally.


Liam Queally , Managing Director of Irish Dog Foods said  “ It’s an absolute honour to be recipient of this award the fact that it is on European level makes it very special. It’s a great achievement , and acknowledges the hard work , commitment and results by all the team over the past number of years”

Darren Keating, Head of Marketing of Irish Dog Foods said “ We have been focused on recognising unmet needs in the marketplace and designing innovative products to meet these needs. The arrival of the pet parent has been something we have been monitoring and understanding, creating products that target this new and savvy consumer”

The judges acknowledged Irish Dog Foods great global expansion, their focused leadership and relentless product development aligned with brilliant commercialization strategies.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Irish Dog Foods has reached the gold standard for business excellence by winning this Award. They are a powerful example of a business meeting the challenges of a hugely competitive global marketplace, achieving phenomenal success, and making a positive difference to the world we live in. They deserve their success and we wish them well.”