Finalists announced for the Louth Business Awards

Dundalk Chamber had a record number of entries for the Louth Business Awards. With 20 categories to choose from there really was a great mix for businesses to enter making the task for the judging panel increasingly more difficult.

List of Finalists Louth Business Awards 2018

Best Shop Front both interior and exterior sponsored by

  • Smyth’s Life Pharmacy
  • The Crafty Rock
  • Justin Casey Salon
  • Treet & Green

Best Customer Service Independant Retailer sponsored by The Argus

  • Terry Kelly Wallpapers & Paint
  • Toolfix
  • Backhouse Pharmacy
  • Sybil Boutique
  • Hollands Hardware

Best Customer Service Multiple Retailer sponsored by the Carrickdale Hotel

  • Colourtrend Paints
  • Inglot Cosmetics Dundalk
  • Name IT
  • Vodafone Talk to Me
  • Neola Boutique
  • McCormack’s Pharmacy

Best Café/ Fast Food Outlet sponsored by AV Direct

  • Greenmount Restaurant
  • The Copper Kettle Restaurant
  • Mullens Takeaway, Castletown Road
  • Bagel Bar Coffee House
  • Mullens Takeaway, Roden Place
  • Kingfisher Restaurant

Best Dining Experience sponsored by Dundalk Stadium

  • Lennons Gastro Pub
  • McGeoughs Bar & Restaurant
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
  • PJ O Hare’s ( Anchor Bar Ltd)
  • Carrickdale Hotel & Spa
  • The Rum House

Best Bar sponsored by Diageo

  • The Rum House
  • Cluskey’s Bar, Restaurant & Guesthouse
  • The Market Bar
  • Russells Saloon Gin Emporium
  • McKeowns Bar
  • The Bartender

Tourism Award Attraction & Activities sponsored by Value Centre Cash & Carry Dundalk

  • Carlingford Oyster Festival
  • Farm Tours Ireland
  • Scenic Carlingford Ferry
  • Blackrock Tourism & Development Group
  • The Glyde Inn

Community Award sponsored by Dundalk Credit Union

  • Louth Volunteer Centre
  • Special Needs Active Parents
  • Cara Cancer Support Centre
  • St Patricks Parish Soup Kitchen & Food Parcels
  • Dundalk Special Olympics Club
  • Irish Wheelchair Association Resource and Outreach Service

Start up Business of the year sponsored by AIB Bank Dundalk

  • Dundalk Study Academy
  • OMD Consultancy
  • Jevens Design- IT Tape
  • Unglu-d

Best Emerging Business sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Louth

  • GECKO Governance
  • Loughran Family Malt
  • Smarmore Castle Private Clinic
  • Nova Leah

Fastest Growring Company ( 21 plus employees) sponsored by Vhi Healthcare

  • WaterWipes
  • Hydroscand Ireland Ltd
  • Ecological Waste Management Ltd
  • Bryan Lynch Finest Salads
  • The Great Northern Distillery Ltd

Best Marketing Campaign Strategy sponsored by Oriel Hub

  • McArdle Skeath
  • Comfort Keeper’s Home Care, a Sodexo Brand
  • ECC Design & Engineering Ltd

Employee Development Award sponsored by LMETB

  • McArdle Skeath
  • Bellurgan Precision Engineering
  • Intact Software
  • Prometric
  • DKIT Sport

Environmental Awareness Award sponsored by Recruitment Plus

  • McArdle Skeath
  • Bellurgan Precision Engineering
  • Ecological Waste Management Ltd
  • Leinster Environmentals
  • Foxpak Flexibles Ltd

Best Family Business Award sponsored by Prometric

  • Farm Tours Ireland
  • Industrial & Farm Machinery Ltd
  • National Tile Ltd
  • McEvoys Dundalk
  • Lallys Electrical

Professional Services Award sponsored by M1 Document Solutions

  • Servisource
  • Dash
  • SMC Food Safety Management Consultants
  • Cuchulainn Credit Union
  • Osborne Recruitment
  • McGinley Quinn Solicitors

Best Indigenous Manufacturing Company of the year sponsored by Bank of Ireland

  • Leinster Environmentals
  • Bellurgan Precision Engineering
  • WaterWipes
  • Eliteform Manufacturing Ltd

Employee of the year Award sponsored by Recruit Island

  • Mark Byrne of Leinster Environmentals
  • Garry Hoey of McKeown Auto Services Ltd
  • Madeline Owens of Tres Belle Salon
  • Shannon Casey of Keystone Insurance

Best Exporter of the year award sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

  • Horseware
  • Suretank Ltd
  • Foxpak Flexibles Ltd
  • The Great Northern Distillery Ltd

Lifetime Award for the contribution for Louth sponsored by PayPal

  • Announced on the night!

The winners will be announced at the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Dinner will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018 in the Carrickdale Hotel.

Last year’s event was a sell out and the Chamber has already received bookings from companies who would like to attend this year’s Gala Night. The cost of the night will be €50 per person plus vat and includes a champagne reception, four course meal with wine, and dancing until late with the impressive band “Sugartown Rd.”.

Local dignitaries, business leaders and fellow members of the Chamber will attend what promises to be one of the highlights of the social calendar in Dundalk. Last year’s event attracted over 590 guests to this glittering, black tie occasion.

Tickets for this event are limited so booking early is recommended and can be reserved by calling Brenda on Tel: 042 9336343 or email to book same.


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