EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS
FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER ANNUAL AWARDS
THE extraordinary talent, drive, innovation and success of the business community in the Fingal region has been honoured once again.
The 15th annual Fingal Dublin Chamber Business Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility Awards came to a wonderful conclusion at the annual gala awards night at the Crowne Plaza Northwood in Santry last Friday evening.
Almost 500 people attended the ceremony which had 23 awards up for grabs. In the region of 100 businesses were shortlisted for the awards from an 250-strong entry list.
MC for the evening was Marty Whelan who once again did a wonderful job entertaining and informing the crowd during the ceremony.
The awards are organised each year to create awareness of and highlight business excellence across al business sectors, private, pubic and charity.
The awards provide an important opportunity for the business community to come together in a spirit of vibrancy and optimism and to promote themselves and their staff by entering the various award categories.
Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary Mccamley welcomed all the guests to the ceremony, and wished all the finalists the very best of look.
Chamber chief executive Anthony Cooney, who took up the post earlier in the year, spoke of hi s plan to work with local businesses to develop a ‘vision and ideas to ensure that the chamber is future-proofed as we fully embrace the digital era, which, whether we like it or not, is very much here to stay’.
‘I am extremely grateful to have a very strong executive board and council who have committed to investing in people, technology and infrastructure in order to develop a chamber that is focused on being at the very cutting edge of business.’
He added: ‘In my role as CEO, it is my intention to have a close and cooperative working relationship with DCU, Dublin Airport, Fingal County Council and also with all the fine businesses within the North Dublin and Fingal region, many of which are represented here tonight.’
He also took the opportunity to talk about the importance of bringing Metro North to the region. ‘Dublin is only one of two European capitals not to have a train service to our airport. The provision of Metro North which is vital to allow business to compete in an ever competitive environment will enhance not only the lives of businesses and airline travellers but also the growing, wider population of the greater Fingal region.’
Development in People CSR Award - DAA Dublin Airport.
Business and Development and Growth Excellence Award - Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.
Best Start Up/new Business Excellence Award - Hope Beer.
Large Employer of the Year CSR Award - One4all.
Best Small Business Award - Everest Granola.
Digital Marketing Excellence Award - Fairyhouse Racecourse.
Agata Kusak-thion, Guy Thompson and Cliodhna O’byrne.