Chamber Business Award Winners 2014
22nd February 2014
The annual Tullamore Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, supported by Covidien, took place at the Bridge House Hotel on Saturday 22nd of February 2014.
This flagship event, supported by Covidien, is one of the highlights of the business and social calendar. The Awards dinner afforded finalists and attendees the opportunity to promote and increase awareness of their businesses as well as the opportunity to make new business acquaintances.
In addition to the existing eight categories, two new awards were added this year for best customer service and best website. The competition was open to all chamber members and non-chamber members across the region.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Anne Starling, President of Tullamore Chamber, said: “We were delighted with the caliber of entries that we received for the awards this year. The judges had a tough task in choosing winners for each of the ten categories. It’s great to see so much positive commercial activity happening in Tullamore and I commend all of the winners and shortlisted businesses on their great applications and wish them all the best for the future. I’d also like to thank Covidien for supporting us this year in organising this event.”
Paul O’Driscoll, Plant Manager, Covidien, said: “Covidien has been operating in Tullamore for over 30 years. The Tullamore Chamber of Commerce Business Awards is a landmark event in the regional business diary and we were delighted to be able to support the awards this year. It was a great opportunity for us to connect with a number of our neighboring businesses. I would like to congratulate all of this year’s award winners.”
Winners of the 2014 Tullamore Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, supported by Covidien, include:
PRESIDENT’S AWARDS — Seamus Carroll
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE (Business) — Tullamore DEW Visitors Centre
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE (Individual) — Sandra Vaugh Ross, Tullamore Court Hotel
BEST WEBSITE — Tullamore Court Hotel
BUSINESS INITIATIVE — O’Donohue’s Bakery
COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT — Tullamore Lions Club
CULTURAL / TOURISM — Offaly History
EMERGING NEW BUSINESS — Fix My I
GREEN INITIATIVE — KMK Metals Recycling
RETAIL EXCELLENCE — Woodgrove Interiors