Finalists announced for the Louth Business Awards

Dundalk Chamber had a record number of entries for the Louth Business Awards. With 22 categories to choose from there really was a great mix for businesses to enter making the task for the judging panel increasingly more difficult. We are delighted to now announce the list of finalists!

Best Shop Front both interior and exterior (Sponsored by Net 1)

  • Backhouse Pharmacy
  • Erte Hair Art
  • Pinstripe Punk
  • Smyth’s Life Pharmacy

Best Customer Service Independant Retailer (Sponsored by The Argus)

  • Elmay Boutique
  • Industrial & Farm Machinery Limited
  • KT Travel
  • Leavys Pharmacy
  • Toolfix

Best Customer Service Multiple Retailer (Sponsored by Carrickdale Hotel)

  • Colourtrend Paints
  • McNamees Bakery
  • Neola Apparel
  • Peter Mark Dundalk
  • Specsavers

Best Café/Fast Food Outlet (Sponsored by AV Direct)

  • Bakers Takeaway
  • Insomnia Coffee Company
  • Rocksalt Café
  • Ruby Ellen’s Tea Rooms
  • The Bagel Bar

Best Dining Experience (Sponsored by Dundalk Stadium)

  • Ghan House
  • Lennons Gastro Pub
  • Lisdoo Bar & Restaurant
  • P J O Hares Carlingford
  • The Spotted Dog

Best Bar (Sponsored by Diageo)

  • Lumpers Bar
  • Shaky Bills
  • The Bartender
  • The Market Bar

Tourism Award Attraction & Activities (Sponsored by Value Centre Cash & Carry)

  • Carlingford Lough Ferry
  • Carlingford Oyster Festival
  • On Yer Bike
  • The Glyde Inn

Best Hair & Beauty Award (Sponsored by L’Oreal)

  • 1501 Hair Salon
  • Felda Health Fitness & Spa
  • Image Beauty Salon
  • The Grafton Barber
  • Tres Belle Salon

Community Group Award (Sponsored by Dundalk Credit Union)

  • Order of Malta Ambulance Corps
  • SNAP ( Special Needs Active Parents)
  • SOSAD Dundalk
  • The Holy Family Parish Community Creche

Start up Business of the year (Sponsored by AIB Bank)

  • Clifftop Creative Ltd
  • Great Northern Larder
  • it tape
  • Nanny Payroll Ltd

Best Emerging Business (Sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Louth)

  • Cliffrun Media Ltd
  • MVI Cleaning Services Ltd
  • OVVO Ltd
  • Dundalk Civil & Structural Engineering Ltd

Best SME of the year (Sponsored by VHI Healthcare)

  • Foxpak Flexibles Ltd
  • Fyffes
  • Nova Leah Limited
  • Recruitment Plus
  • The Great Northern Distillery

Best Training Initiative (Sponsored by LMETB)

  • McArdle Skeath
  • National Pen Promotional Products Limited
  • Recruitment Plus
  • Signature Hair

Best Family Business (Sponsored by Prometric)

  • Car – L Parts Ltd
  • Farm Tours Ireland Ltd
  • Lallys Electrical
  • Macfar Property Management
  • National Tile Limited

Professional Services Award (Sponsored by Data Protection Training & Auditing Services)

  • Catherine Allison & Co
  • ECC Design & Engineering Ltd
  • Servisource
  • Sherry Fitzgerald Carroll
  • Sync IT

Best Indigenous Manufacturing Company of the year (Sponsored by Bank of Ireland)

  • Elite Form Manufacturing Ltd
  • Horseware Ireland
  • Loughran Family Malt
  • Multihog
  • Suretank Ltd

Employee of the year (Sponsored by Recruit Island)

  • Dundalk Stadium – Jean Clerkin
  • Kevin Matthews Pharmacy – Betty Stewart
  • Keystone Insurance – Nikki Murphy
  • National Tile Limited – Joe Donnelly

Best Exporter of the year (Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)

  • Great Northern Distillery
  • Multihog
  • National Pen Promotional Products Limited
  • Suretank Ltd

Best Digital Marketing/Social Media Campaign of the year (Sponsored by Oriel Hub)

  • Dundalk Football Club
  • Fyffes
  • GoKonnect Smart Home Security
  • Marshes Shopping Centre
  • McArdle Skeath
  • The Body Smyth

Best Place to Work Award (Sponsored by Recruitment Plus)

  • Irish Life Customer Centre
  • National Pen Promotional Products Limited
  • Prometric
  • Radio Systems Petsafe Europe Ltd

Entrepreneur of the year award (Sponsored by Regional Development Centre at DkIT)

  • Cliffrun Media Ltd
  • Nova Leah Limited
  • MVI Cleaning Services Ltd
  • RockSalt Café

Lifetime Award for the contribution for Louth (Sponsored by Paypal)

  • To be announced on the night!

The winners will be announced at the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Dinner will take place on Saturday 19th October in the Carrickdale Hotel.

Last year’s event was a sell out and the Chamber has already received bookings from companies who would like to attend this year’s Gala Night. The cost of the night will be €50 per person plus vat and includes a champagne reception, four course meal with wine, and dancing until late with the impressive band “Sugartown Rd.”.

Local dignitaries, business leaders and fellow members of the Chamber will attend what promises to be one of the highlights of the social calendar in Dundalk. Last year’s event attracted over 630 guests to this glittering, black tie occasion.

Tickets for this event are limited and sell out very quickly so early booking is recommended. Tickets can be reserved by calling Brenda or Kim on Tel: 042 9336343, emailing or filling out the below form.

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