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Mayo Business Awards 2016

Last year the Mayo Business Awards returned with a gala awards evening in the the Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina on Friday November 6th 2016. 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 2016 winners on the night are as follows:

Agri, Food or Beverage Award sponsored by Kavanagh Group

Winner: Kelly's Butchers.

Finalists: Achill Island Sea Salt & The Breadski Brothers

Micro Enterprise Business Award sponsored by Mayo LEO and Mayo.ie

Winner: Allergy Lifestyle

Finalists: De Burca Traditional Butchers Shop & Cabots of Westport

Best Business Start Up Award sponsored by AIB

Winner: Happy Marketing & Media

Finalists: Tell My Book Story & Rachel's Irish Adventures

Best Hospitality Business Award sponsored by Gilmartins Catering & Hygiene Supplies

Winner: Bar One

Finalists: Brigown B&B & The LOft Bar and B&B

Best Manufacturing Business Award sponsored by Team Horizon

Winner: Major Equipment International Ltd.

Finalists: Cashels Engineering & Monaghan Brothers Bar Furniture

Best Professional Services Award sponsored by Dillon-Leetch & Comerford Solictors

Winner: DeCare Dental

Finalists: AIA Loss Assessors & Connolly Motor Group

Best Technology Business Award sponsored by Lionbridge

Winner: Westnet

Finalists: Cloudstrong Ltd. & C.B.E

Customer Service Business Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Winner: Clew Bay Bike Hire

Finalists: Chill Spa @ The Ice House Hotel & Electric Skyline

Green Business of the Year sponsored by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA)

Winner: Dawn Meats

Finalists: Murrays Recycled Plastic & Homecare Medical Supplies

Best Service Tourism Award sponsored by Failte Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way

Winner: Westport House

Finalists: Gateway Leisure & Pure Magic Achill

Most Innovative Product / Service Business Award sponsored by Allergan

Winner: Panel Duct

Finalists: Education Desty & Outdoor Explorers Preschool

Retail Excellence Business Award sponsored by Health West - Ultan Molloy Business Advisor

Winner: Foxford Wooden Mills

Finalists: Marrey Bikes & Cafe Rua

Best Hotel Business Award sponsored by Ecolab

Winner: Mount Falcon Estate

Finalists: Hotel Westport & The Tabot Hotel

A huge congratulations to the winners and all the finalists and we are already looking forward to the 2017 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.

 

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