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November 23rd, 2015 @ 17:20

2015 Mayo Business Awards

Mayo Business Awards 2015

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.

Pictured is Natalia and Michéal McGreal of The Wild West Ltd, Winners of the Best Business Start-Up Award sponsored by AIB and Presented by Brian Moran. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

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.

Pictured at the Mayo Business Awards which were held in The Castlecourt Hotel. Pictured is Brian Healy, Lorraine Patridge, Rob Grealis, Aiden Corcoran of Team Horizon, Winner of the Best Professional Services Award sponsored by Dillon-Leech & Comerford Solicitors and Presented by John Dillon-Leetch. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

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.

Pictured at the Mayo Business Awards which were held in The Castlecourt Hotel. Pictured is Stephanie Colombani (
CEO Westport Chamber), Geraldine Noonan, Claire Concannon, Suzanne O'Brien of Knockranny House Hotel, Winner of the Best Hospitality Business Award sponsored by ECOLAB and Presented by Martin McGough and Neill O'Neill (President Westport Chamber) . Pic: Michael McLaughlin

Westport businesses had great success at the awards with four locally based businesses taking home the main prize in their categories with numerous others listed as finalists. The Wild West Ltd won Best Business Start Up, Team Horison took home the Professional Services Award, Knockranny House Hotel was awarded the Best Hospitality Business and Clew Bay Bike Hire won the Best Service Tourism Award. There was also a win for Gúna Nua Boutique in the Best Micro Enterprise Award category which is based in Ballina but also has a retail outlet in Westport.

The full list of winners are below.

Pictured at the Mayo Business Awards which were held in The castlecourt hotel. Pictured is Travis Zeray  of Clew Bay Bike Hire  Winner of the Best Service Tourism Business Award sponsored by Wild Atlantic Way and Presented by Brian Quinn and Eva Deery . Pic: Michael McLaughlin

For more pictures from what was a wonderful occasion for business in Mayo, check out the Mayo Business Awards Facebook Page.

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

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