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MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards Finalists Announced

Published: 7th June 2013

This year’s Business Awards Presentation will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly on Friday 28th June starting at 7.15pm. These awards honour those who are excelling in various business categories throughout the four Midland Counties of Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford.

Mr. John Humphries, President of the Midlands Gateway Chamber said ‘The categories were extremely competitive this year. It is great to see such a large number of entries in each of the categories, particularly in the Emerging New Business. In current economic situations it is great to see business people coming up with new innovative ideas”.

Our Sponsors for the Awards include IDA, Bord na Mona, Element Power, Glenisk, Lir Investors, AIB and CHARTS Interreg IVC project (Culture and Heritage Added value to Regional policies for Tourism Sustainability).

The Awards Committee would like to sincerely thank all the companies who took the time were nominated.

The following are those shortlisted for the various categories:

 Emerging New Business Award finalists are:

  • Pyxis (Offaly)
  • Preston House (Laois)
  • DG Ventures (Westmeath)

Best Multi-National Award finalists are:

  •  Cameron Ireland (Longford)
  • Abbott Diagnostics (Longford)

Business Person of the Year Award finalists are:

  • Mr. Albert Fitzgerald, Midlands 103 (Offaly)
  • Ms. Alison Ritchie, Polar Ice (Offaly)
  • Mr. Kenneth Green, Green Farm Foods (Westmeath)

Outstanding Business Award finalists are:

  • Midlands 103 (Offaly)
  • Green Farm Foods (Westmeath)
  • The Flat Bread Company (Offaly)

Green Initiative Award finalists are:

  • KMK Metals (Offaly)
  •  Cynar (Laois)
  • Polar Ice (Offaly)

Best Cultural Tourism Award finalists are:

  • Ballinahown Craft Village (Westmeath)
  • Birr Castle Demesne (Offaly)
  • Clara Bog Visitor Centre (Offaly)

Retail Excellence Award are:

  • Red Earth, (Westmeath)
  • Leavys Centra (Offaly)
  • Telfords Portlaoise (Laois)

Best of luck to all of the finalists. Tickets for this year’s MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards will go on sale later this week. We expect strong interest in what is known as one of the main networking events of the year for businesses in the Midlands.

For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gemma Fletcher on 086 8914392 or Jennifer Meehan on 086 8180956 or email info@midlandsgatewaychamber.ie

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