Finalists announced for the Kilkenny Business Awards 2018

Shauna Mc Hugh


Shauna Mc Hugh


Finalists announced for the Kilkenny Business Awards 2018

The Kilkenny Business Awards will take place in the Lyrath Hotel tomorrow (Saturday) evening from 6pm. 
The night is sure to be full of glitz and glamour as Kilkenny businesses are hailed for their outstanding achievements over the past year.

The event will be hosted by RTE's Mary Kennedy.

Below is the full list of finalists for The Kilkenny Business Awards 2018 ;

Small Business category, sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office;

Suzanne Freeman Interior Design

McCullagh Lupton Quinn

City Hair Studio

Agri Business category, sponsored by FBD;

Connollys Redmills

Hughes Farming

Philip Ireland Tyres Ltd.

Food & Drink finalists, sponsored by The Wine Centre;

Costellos Brewing

Dinners for Winners

Ballykeefe Distillery

Exporter nominees, sponsored by Bank of Ireland;

McCurdy Associates


Innovation in Business category, sponsored by Glanbia;

Dairy Geyser Ltd.

Paris Texas

Square Root Solutions

Social Enterprise category, sponsored by LEADER;

St. Canice's CU

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Kilkenny Salt Therapy

Excellence in Hospitality, sponsored by PRL;

Springhill Court Hotel

Newpark Hotel

Paris Texas

Emerging New Business, sponsored by Taxback;

Hungry Moose

Roche Injury Clinic

Cutting Vedge

Service Provider, sponsored by VHI;

St. Canice's Credit union

KCLR 96fm

Cleere Life & Pensions

Retailer of the Year, sponsored by AIB;

David Buggy Motors Ltd.

Belle Femme Lingerie

Kilkenny Design Centre

ICT, sponsored by Hermitage Genetics;

Square Root Solutions



Employer of the Year, sponsored by T Butler Engineering;

CDS Metalwork

McDowells Pharmacy Callan

T J Reid Health & Fitness

Employee of the Year, sponsored by KBC Bank;

Newpark Hotel

Apple Tree Montessori

Kilkenny Design Centre

Culture/Heritage, sponsored by Kilkenny People;

Smithwicks Experience

Kytelers Inn

Frank Kavanagh Tours

Craft Producer, sponsored by Kilkenny County Council;

Spirit Jewellery

Yvonne Ross Jewellery

Family Business, sponsored by PwC;

Farm and Industrial Supplies

Pat Gannon

Fanad Guest House

Investment in Skills, sponsored by Carlow Kilkenny Skillnets;

Gaeltec Utilities


CDS Metalwork

Environmental Award, sponsored by EPA;


Ballykeefe Distillery

Cutting Vedge

Customer Service Excellence, sponsored by Ulster Bank;

Smithwick's Experience

Castlecomer Discovery Park

MW Hire Ltd.

Best of luck to all the finalists!