IRD DUHALLOW BUSINESS AWARDS 2018
19 shortlisted enterprises have been announced
THE short list for six categories of the 2018 IRD Duhallow Business Awards has been decided and there is everything from long established family run businesses to women putting their mark in the economic world in the line up for a potential award.
This is the sixth year of the awards which are again being held in conjunction with The Corkman.
The awards ceremony will be held on the grounds of IRD Duhallow on Thursday, November 22.
In the Creative Industry category, the three short-listed finalists are Caroline Bell of Cake Art, and Duhallow Revamp along with photographer Janusz Trenziscki.
In the Best Established Business category, Mulcahy Insurance, Waterpower Engineering, Horgan’s Pharmacy and Niall O’Connor Groundworks have been selected.
In the Best Start Up category, Katelynn’s Hair Design, Kanturk Nutrition Club and DT Marketing have been short-listed.
For the Community Enterprise Award, Ballyhass Community Childcare, the Lee Valley Enterprise Board – Macroom Food Festival and Kanturk Mart have been short-listed.
In the Best Family Run Business category, Kelly’s of Ballydesmond has been short-listed as has Alu Cast and Infinity English College. And, finally, in the Best Women Led Business category, Catherine Pomeroy of Millstreet, and Cherry Blossoms pre-school and Animal Road Show are the short-listed enterprises.
On the night, there will also be an overall winner, the prestigious ‘IRD Duhallow Business of the Year.
In the edition of The Corkman of November 15 there will be a full profile and photographs of each business which has been short-listed.
As this year’s shortlist was announced, the CEO of IRD Duhallow, Maura Walsh, said: “IRD Duhallow are delighted to be once again involved in the IRD Duhallow / Corkman Business Awards. I know the standard of entries was extremely high this year and is a testament to the top quality businesses and entrepreneurs we have in the region.”
Edward, Ned, and Niamh English, and Stiana O’Donoghue of Castlecor Potatoes which won the Duhallow Business of the Year Award 2017 at the IRD Duhallow Business Awards in Newmarket. Photo: Sheila Fitzgerald