Brian Dunlop Associates wins overall Kilkenny Business award

Customer Service Excellence, Callan Dental, pictured is Martin Costello, President, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce, Jacqueline Clune, Callan Dental and John Hurley, deputising, EIRGRID, Category Sponsor, at the Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards in Lyrath Hotel.  (Photo: Eoin Hennessy)
Local architectural firm, Brian Dunlop associates were announced as Overall Winner at the Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards.

Local architectural firm, Brian Dunlop associates were announced as Overall Winner at the Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards.

Presenting the award to Brian Dunlop, Glanbia CEO Siobhain Talbot congratulated all the winners on their achievements, and noted the success story of the overall winners.

She said Glanbia was delighted to sponsor the Chamber awards and highlight all the positive work being done by local businesses in Kilkenny, adding that Glanbia was very proud of its roots in the South East of the country, and in particular Kilkenny and Waterford.

A packed Lyrath hosted the awards, which has been running for over 15 years, with in excess of 530 guests sitting down to a four course meal following a champagne reception. Guest of honour at the function was Minister of State Ann Phelan, and also in attendance was Chairman of Kilkenny County Council, Pat Millea; Mayor of Kilkenny Andrew McGuinness and John McGuinness TD.

Minister Phelan was high with priase for the entire business community of Kilkenny, and noted the excellent work done by the nominated companies who were up for awards.

Three local businesses won doubles.

Callan Dental claimed the Customer Service Excellence Award and also Service Provider of the Year. Tellecommunications Software Systems Group, based at St Kieran’s College, were winners of Innovation in Business and Information and COmmunications YTechnology while the Kilkenny Arts Festival were also winners - for Culture/Heritage Tourism award and for Excellence in Communications

The Full list of winners are

Agri Business of the Year - Raheen na Gun Stud

Craft Producer of the Year - Bespoke & Co

Culture / Heritage Tourism Award - Kilkenny Arts Festival

Customer Service Excellence - Callan Dental

Emerging New Business - Greensbridge Engineering

Employee of the Year - Lucie Dowling (Pembroke Hotel)

Employer of the Year - McDonalds

Environmental Award - The Watershed

Excellence in Communications - Kilkenny Arts Festival

Excellence in Hospitality - The Newpark Hotel

Exporter of the Year - Callan Bacon

Family Business of the Year - Nolan’s Jewellers

Food & Drink Producer of the Year - Natures Oils & Sauces

Innovation in Business - TSSG

Intern in Business Award - Patrick Ryan (St Patricks Centre)

Information & Communications Technology - TSSG

Investment in Skills, Training & Development of Staff - Ormonde Hotel

Retailer of the Year - Grogan & Brown

Service Provider of the Year - Callan Dental

Small Business of the Year - Brian Dunlop Architects

Lifetime Achievement Award - Jim Bourke

President’s Award - Brian Cody

Overall Business of the Year - Brian Dunlop Architects