The 6th annual Midlands Gateway Chamber Awards 2016 were held on Friday June 17th in the Tullamore Court Hotel, a great night was had by all. Congratulations to all the worthy award winners as follows:
- Best Multi-National Award (IDA)
- Best Midlands Emerging Business Award (AIB)
Cul Hero’s – Matt Mc Cormack
- Best Employer (Offaly County Council)
- Best Midlands Retail Business Award (Print Plus)
- Best Midlands Corporate & Social Responsibility Award – Westmeath CoCo
Green Farm Food’s
- Business Person of the Year Award (CMG)
- Outstanding Business Award (RBK) – Joe Cleary
- Best Midlands Customer Service Focus Award – Bord Na Mona
- Best Web Presence – Enterprise Ireland
- Best Sports/Tourism/Cultural Award – Tullamore Court Hotel
Midland Chamber Ambassador 2016 is Mr. Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation.
Before joining the CIF, Tom served as a TD for Laois – Offaly and as Minister for State at the Department of Finance from 2002 until 2007. As Minister he was responsible for the Office for Public Works (OPW). From 1997 to 2001, Tom was President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), having previously held several other positions with the association. He is from Coolderry in Co. Offaly.