The annual Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards were held Saturday night at a packed Lyrath Estate Hotel.
The black-tie event was held in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in association with the Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce and Glanbia.
T. Butler Engineering scooped, having earlier in the night been named Exporter of the Year picked up the coveted overall ‘Business of the year’ award
Richard Cook, founder of the Cat Laughs comedy festival, Kilkenomics and artistic director for Subtitle was the recipient of this year’s Presidents Award as chosen by Chamber president Martin Costello or Murphy Jewellers in Kilkenny city.
The prestigious ‘lifetime achievement award’ was presented to Pat Nolan for more than 40 years contribution to the county.
The KCLR sponsored Excellence in Communications award went to the Kilkenny Tourism team.
2015 Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards Winners
|Agri Business Of The Year||Fitzgerald Nurseries|
|Craft Producer Of The Year||Yvonne Ross|
|Culture,Heritage & Tourism Award||Castlecomer Discovery Park|
|Customer Service Excellence||Rustiq|
|Emerging New Business||Art IT|
|Employee of the Year||Courtney Power|
|Employer of the Year||Haven Pharmacy|
|The Environmental Award||Noel Lawlor Green Energy Solutions|
|Excellence In Communications||Kilkenny Tourism|
|Excellence in Hospitality||Rinuccini|
|Exporter of the Year||T Butler Engineering|
|Family Business of the Year||Lanigans|
|Food & Drink Producer of the Year||Goatsbridge|
|Innovation In Business||My Bio|
|Intern In Business||Elaine Gough (Xposure Hair Design)|
|Information & Communications Technology||Trademark Now|
|Investment in Skills,Training & Development of Staff||Pembroke Hotel|
|Retailer of the Year||Grogan and Brown|
|Service Provider of the Year||Tiny Tots Paradise|
|Small Business of the Year||Callanan Couriers|
|Presidents Award||Richard Cook (Cat Laughs, Subtitle)|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Pat Nolan|
|Overall Business of the year 2015||T Butler Engineering|