Launched in 2013 in a joint venture between IRD Duhallow and The Corkman/Kerryman, the Duhallow Business Awards aims to highlight excellence in business in Duhallow.
The Duhallow Business Awards initiative is a means to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and vision of business owners and entrepreneurs in Duhallow. The current economic climate makes it difficult to start up a business, however, there are people who do it successfully and the awards afford a platform to highlight these success stories. The Business Awards are part of IRD Duhallow’s multi prong approach to helping the growth of enterprise in Duhallow. Our Enterprise Team work tirelessly to animate and develop micro enterprises, as well as receiving ongoing input and guidance from our working group and enterprise network
This year’s Awards features 6 categories; Best New Business, Best Established Business, Best Women Led Business, Best Social Enterprise, Great Place to Work Award and the Best Creative Industry Award.
The creative industry award, is confined to businesses within the fields of advertising, architecture, the arts and antique market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film and video, interactive leisure software, music, performing arts, publishing, software and computer services and radio and television. Duhallow as a region is home to many creative people and this award befittingly showcases the finest creative businesses in the region.
Shortlisted finalists feature in a special ‘Duhallow Business Supplement,’ with the presentation of prizes held at an Awards Banquet in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket.
The Inaugural year saw the Overall Best Duhallow Business Award was presented to Daniel O’Keeffe and Daniel O’Leary of Alu Cat in Boherbue.
Duhallow Business Awards – Finalists 2013
For the 2nd year the Overall Best Duhallow Business Award went to Gordon O’Keeffe from K&L Deliveries Millstreet.
Duhallow Business Awards – Finalists 2014
For the 3rd Year the Overall Best Duhallow Business Award went to Banteer Community Childcare