Athlone Business Awards shortlisted nominees announced

athlone chamber awardsAthlone Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce the three finalists for each category of the Business Awards 2016. The Athlone Business Awards gala dinner will take place in the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday 16th April.   These awards honour those who are excelling in various businesses in the local area, and this year it attracted a large number of entrants.

The Awards Committee would like to sincerely thank all the companies who took the time to enter and also to all the awards sponsors who make this event possible.

Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Allied Irish Bank, Finalists are:

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Colm Quinn
  • Teleflex
Food and Drink Producer of the Year Award, sponsored by Athlone Institute of Technology, Finalists are:
  • Waldron Meats
  • Horan’s Pork Shop
  • Savoury Fare
Exporter of the Year Award, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, Finalists are:
  • IO Systems
  • Athlone Extrusions
  • Woodfit Acoustics
Excellence in Hospitality Award, sponsored by Seerys of Athlone Cash & Carry, Finalists are:
  • Athlone Springs Hotel
  • Kin Khao Thai Restaurant
  • The Fatted Calf Restaurant
Professional Service Provider of the Year Award, sponsored by Snap Printing, Finalists are:
  • First Polymer Training
  • Athlone Training Centre
  • FCDM – Full Circle Digital Marketing
Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Midlands 103FM, Finalists are:
  • McGorisk’s Pharmacy
  • Rena Elliott Opticians
  • Athlone Towncentre
Entrepreneur/Emerging Business Award, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Finalists are:
  • Debapay
  • A Room in Bloom
  • Juice Plus
Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Westmeath Independent, Finalists are:
  • Flynn’s Funeral Directors
  • Glasson Golf and Country House Hotel
  • Grenham Travel
Business Person of the Year Award, sponsored by Russell Brennan Keane, Finalists are:
  • Regina Bushell, Grovelands Childcare
  • Alan MacNiece, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Fergal Lynam, IO Systems
Innovation in Business/ Technology Award, sponsored by Ericsson, Finalists are:
  • Alexion
  • Smart Business Analytics
  • Debapay
Environmental Award, sponsored by Direct Medical, Finalists are:
  • Athlone Extrusions
  • Lough Boora
  • Athlone Tidy Towns
Arts/ Crafts/ Culture/ Heritage/ Tourism Award, sponsored by Viking Tours, Finalists are:
  • Athlone Regional Sports Centre
  • Athlone Castle and  Museum
  • Baysports

Best of luck to all of the finalists and with so many wonderful companies taking part in the event it is sure to be an exciting night. There has already been a strong interest in the Awards night, so to avoid disappointment please book your tickets early by contacting Athlone Chamber on t: 090 6498838 or e:

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