Local business community celebrated at South Dublin County Business Awards

By Aura McMenamin

The second annual South Dublin County Business Awards took place last night in the Citywest Hotel.

Marty Whelan hosted the event, which was attended by Mayor Paul Gogarty, Tainaste Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Katherine Zappone.

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The Awards, run by South Dublin Chamber, aim to celebrate, showcase and acknowledge all that is good in businesses and non-profits in the county.

A range of categories were covered in the awards including Best Small Business, Best not-for-profit, International Trade, Innovation, Customer Service, Best Place to Eat, Business Sustainability and Business Person of the Year.

The winning company was able to demonstrate how it has promoted business activities which have brought simultaneous economic, environmental, and community benefits.

To make judging as fair and objective as possible, all criteria for the awards, the judging of the awards and the mystery shopping evaluations were done by Spotcheck NI, the recognised independent awards agency.

Last night’s winners were:

Business Sustainability Award. Sponsored by Google

The winner: Wilsons Auctions.

Best Not-For-Profit Organisation sponsored by Bewley’s

The winner: ReCreate Ireland

Best Place to Eat Award sponsored by OGX Group

The winner: Citywest Hotel

Best Sales/Marketing Campaign Award sponsored by Noel Group

The winner: Impact Ireland Metals Ltd

Best Small Business sponsored by AIB

The winner: eDuce Software Ltd

Best Start-up/New Business sponsored by Equita Consulting

The winner: SuperDisty

CSR Award sponsored by Roadstone

The winner: Thornton’s Recycling

Customer Service – Retail Award sponsored by Citywest Hotel

The winner: Celine’s Gifts and Flowers and Molloy’s Liquor Store Tallaght

Customer Service – Tourism & Hospitality Award sponsored by Punctual Print

The winner: Red Cow Moran Hotel

Innovation in Business Awards sponsored by Egis Projects Ireland

The winner: The Echo Newspaper

International Trade Award sponsored by K&N

The winner: Meditec Medical

Business Person of the Year Award sponsored by South Dublin County Council

The winner: Aidan Lynch, GSK Ireland

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