Deirdre Coghlan-Murray and Allan Shine (centre) CE North Chamber, with (from left)  Beatrice Travers, Ciara Buckley, Stephen Farrell-O’Callaghan, Niamh Mullen, Sarah Mortimer, Laura Cahill

Local based company are title sponsors of the Kildare Business Awards

Naas based Recruitment and HR Services Company, Clark are the Title Sponsor for the Kildare Business Awards which will take place on the 18th November in the K Club.

Speaking this morning (1st September), Managing Director of Clark, Deirdre Coghlan-Murray said “Clark are delighted to be associated with the North Kildare Chamber Awards Night which will celebrate the best in Business in Kildare.  We are looking forward to what is always a wonderful occasion. We are experiencing along with many of our clients a buoyancy in the market, defining Kildare as a location of choice for many highly skilled employees.”

Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber said “I would like to thank Deirdre, Stephen and all the team in Clark for their unwavering and continued support of the organisation.  2016 to date has been an excellent year for Business in Kildare.  In November we have the opportunity to acknowledge the best in business at our Awards Night in the K Club.”


North Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2016 in association with Clark, 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.

Shine said,” This year has seen an array of job announcements and business expansions throughout the county.  Business sentiment continues to increase and we in the Chamber can see a huge improvement in business across all sectors.

The awards night is an excellent showcase of the best in business in Kildare. We are expecting to see an increase in applications in all categories this year.  Our title sponsor, Clark has been a member of the Chamber for many years so we are particularly pleased to see them come on board”.

The Chamber is seeking nominations in the following categories

Innovation and Technology Award, sponsored by Kerry

Tourism and Hospitality Award, sponsored by JF Dunne Insurances

Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Education Training Board of Ireland

High Potential Start-Up Award, sponsored by LEO Kildare

Retail Excellence Award, sponsored by Ladytown Business Park

SME Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Networker of the Year Award, sponsored by KBC

Corporate Social Responsibility Award, sponsored by Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors

E Commerce, Social Media Award, sponsored by Graphedia

Overall Business of the Year, sponsored by Dooley Insurances


Allan Shine told the Nationalist, “The Chamber has close to 400 members who in turn employ over 37,000 people in the county.  We provide over 100 events per year that include breakfast briefings, seminars, business expos and of course a Gala Awards Night.  The organisation is the fastest growing Chamber in the Ireland and is currently upgrading its I Hub facilities which cater for 8 high potential start-up businesses in Naas.

The Chamber is seeking nominations from businesses for the awards night up to Wednesday 28th September.  Businesses can apply online at



Allan Shine with Deirdre Coghlan Murray MD Clark