Following a five year absence, the Mayo Business Awards returned with a gala awards evening in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport on Friday November 6th 2015. Supported by Mayo Chambers and local business organisations in association with Mayo.ie and the Local Enterprise Office Mayo, the event looks set to once again become the flagship annual event and awards ceremony for businesses across Mayo.
This year’s awards were highly competitive in each category with high calibre businesses entering from right across the county. With the success of the event, it will now become an annual business occasion, and will move to a different town in Mayo each year.
The Mayo Business Awards look to recognise businesses across Mayo who have excelled or achieved success in the last year. Mayo has a very diverse business mix with many different businesses located throughout the county, this was reflected in the diversity of both the types of businesses who entered as well as the location of the businesses with many coming from smaller rural communities such as Louisburgh, Killala, Kilkelly and Cong as well as the traditional urban centres of Castlebar, Westport and Ballina.
The awards look to bring these businesses together under a common theme and to highlight their success and to reward the dedicated business people of Mayo, the awards were a fantastic occasion with businesses from all corners of the county in attendance to recognise the outstanding achievements of business people in Mayo.
The List of winners on the night are as follows:
Agri, Food or Beverage Award sponsored by Kavanagh Group
Winner: Cuinneog Ltd.
Finalists: De Búrca Traditional Butcher Shop, Mescan Brewery & Mariko (Pure Glan Food Ltd.)
Micro Enterprise Business Award sponsored by Mayo LEO and Mayo.ie
Winner: Gúna Nua Boutique
Finalists: HnBC (Hair and Beauty Centre), iClinic.ie & The Craft House
Best Business Start Up Award sponsored by AIB
Winner: The Wild West
Finalists: Dúla Woodfired Pizza, Mayo Adventure Experience & Nephin Whiskey
Best Hospitality Business Award sponsored by Ecolab
Winner: Knockranny House Hotel & Spa
Finalists: Bar One, Creevagh Heights B&B & The Tavern Bar & Restaurant
Best Manufacturing Business Award sponsored by Allergan
Winner: Kellys Butchers
Finalists: Achill Island Sea Salt, Collins Plastics & Murrays Recycled Plastics
Best Professional Services Award sponsored by Dillon-Leetch & Comerford Solictors
Winner: Team Horizon
Finalists: Attik Design Ltd., DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland & Hastings Insurance Brokers
Best Technology Business Award sponsored by Lionbridge
Winner: CloudStrong Ltd.
Finalists: PinLogic, TaxHug & UrbanFox
Retail Customer Service Business Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Winner: Fordes Ltd.
Finalists: Market 57, Marrey Bikes & Rua
Green Business of the Year sponsored by the Environment Protection Agency
Winner: CJ Sheeran Ltd.
Finalists: Bee Green Drycleaners, Blackshell Farm Ltd. & Hewn
Best Service Tourism Award sponsored by Failte Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way
Winner: Clew Bay Bike Hire
Finalists: Carne Golf Links, U.I.S.C.E. & Westport House
A huge congratulations to the winners and all the finalists and we are already looking forward to the 2016 edition of the Mayo Business Awards.
Pictures from what was a wonderful occasion for business in Mayo, are available on the Mayo Business Awards Facebook Page.