DLR Chamber announce Award Winners for the County Business Awards 2018

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Friday, September 28, 2018
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber is delighted to announce the results of their 2nd Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber County Business Awards .The Award winners were announced last night at a Gala Dinner at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Thursday 27h September 2018, hosted by MC Alan Shortt, with Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD as special guest.

The main Supporter of the inaugural DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017 is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as well as with category sponsors for the night.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are the main supporters of the DLR County Business Awards.  Cllr.Tom Murphy who officiated at the Awards said

The Council continues to be committed to supporting the development of local businesses in the County and welcomes this dlr County Business Award as an ongoing initiative in dlr"



Aileen Eglington, President DLR Chamber, added “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is a vibrant progressive county predicting huge growth in employment in the years ahead.  DLR Chamber, as the voice of business in DLR, and a voluntary business organisation, is proud to continue to organise and promote these Awards in our County and for that we thank all our Sponsors and Corporate members as well as the myriad of businesses – large and small, who entered”.

There were 12 Awards announced – together with the prestigious Business Leader of the County Award – which this year has gone to Cathriona Hallahan, MD Microsoft Ireland, a passionate leader focused on transformation, diversity and inclusion, and growing Microsoft’s business in Ireland.

*Cathriona Hallahan, MD Microsoft Ireland, awarded Business Leader of the County*

1.    Best Business Start Up Award

Winner:                       High Spec Tech

Highly commended:       Ambr Eyeware

Sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Local Enterprise Board

2.    Best Small Business Award

Winner:                       Brock McClure Consultants

Highly commended:       Making Connections

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

3.    Best Professional Service Award

Winner:                       MBSL Limited

Highly commended:       Brock McClure Consultants

Sponsored by Cosgrave Developments

4.    Green Business Environment Award

Winner:                       Fitzers Catering

Highly commended:       Dundrum Town Centre

Sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

5.    Innovation in Business Award          

Winner:                       Microsoft

Highly commended:       Ion Solutions

Sponsored by RBK Accountants

6.    Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Winner:                       Dundrum Town Centre

Highly commended:       Fitzers Catering

Sponsored by Amgen

7.    Digital Marketing Award

Winner:                       Code Institute

Highly commended:       Dublin Gazette

Sponsored by Microsoft

8.    Customer Service Award – Best Small Retailer

Winner:                       Windy Ridge Garden Centre

Highly commended:       Serenity Day Spa

Sponsored by AIB Bank

9.    Customer Service Award – Best Shopping Centre

Winner:                       Dundrum Town Centre

Highly commended:       The Park Carrickmines

Sponsored by Women in Business Alliance ( WIBA)

10. Best Place to Eat in the County Award – 2 categories

Winner Casual Dining: Brady’s of Shankill

Highly commended:       The Cookbook Cafe

Winner Fine Dining:    Michael’s Mount Merrion

Highly commended:       Jamie’s Italian

Sponsored by Wines by Lily

11. Customer Service Award - Tourism

Winner:                       Airfield

Highly commended:       Radisson Blu St.Helen’s

Sponsored by KBC Bank

12. Customer Service – Hospitality

Winner: Michael’s Mount Merrion

Highly commended:       Royal Marine Hotel

Sponsored by Tax Assist