Kilkenny Business Awards 2016

Kilkenny Business Awards 2016

Kilkenny Chamer CEO John Hurley, host Mary Kennedy and Chamber President Deirdre Shine.

Leading up to the Kilkenny Business Awards at Lyrath Estate Hotel on November 19, the Kilkenny People is taking a closer look at the companies chosen as this year’s finalists.

Having received over 250 award nominations, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce, in association with the main sponsor Glanbia and a specially selected judging panel have shortlisted 46 Kilkenny based enterprises for one of this year’s prestigious awards.

Several outstanding candidates have been chosen as finalists in multiple award categories including Kieran O’Gorman Hair & Day Spa, Eco Life Energy, MindaClient, Colour World Print Ltd., Pembroke Kilkenny, Left Bank, Rudolf Heltzel, Rustiq Salon, CiphersTech EU Ltd, The Newpark Hotel, O Shea Farms, Trademark Now and Hermitage Genetics.

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce CEO, John Hurley said, “We have reviewed some exceptional local businesses as part of the Kilkenny Business Awards this year. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of entries and following a difficult decision making process, the winners have now been selected and will be announced at this year’s awards’ ceremony on November 19th. We would encourage anyone connected with the business community to come along to network and enjoy the gala event and to find out who the winners are.”

RTÉ broadcaster Mary Kennedy will host the event which was set up to celebrate excellence in business throughout the county. Mary will be joined by over 500 guests including Kilkenny’s business leaders at an elegant Champagne reception followed by a glamorous gala dinner with dancing at the back-tie awards ceremony, taking place on Saturday, November 19th in Lyrath Estate Hotel.

Along with the overall 20 category winners, the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’, ‘Lifetime Achievement’ & ‘President’ awards will also be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday.

See this week's Kilkenny People for the full list of nominations.

The Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce has nominated Cois Nore as their charity beneficiary at the Kilkenny Business Awards 2016. Tickets for this year’s black-tie awards ceremony are now available from €75 + VAT online at or by calling 056 7752767.