Finalists announced for the 2022 Louth Business Awards

The list of finalists in the Louth Business Awards have been released today, the 29th August 2022.

The winners will be announced at the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Dinner which will take place on Saturday the 22nd October in the Carrickdale Hotel.

The event is always a sell out with tickets at a premium. Tickets cost €60 plus VAT per person and include 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. The event has attracted over 630 guests to this glittering, black tie occasion. Tickets are a on a first come first served basis. Click here to book tickets!

Best Shop Front both interior and exterior Sponsored by Net 1
Glitter Girls Beauty
Smyths Life Pharmacy
The Makers

Best Customer Service Independant Retailer Sponsored by The Argus
Brendan Marmion Decorating Centre
Goldstar Jewellers
KT Travel
Lallys Electrical

Best Customer Service Multiple Retailer Sponsored by Carrickdale Hotel
Allcare Pharmacy
EK Fuels
Insomnia Coffee Company

Best Café Sponsored by AV Direct
Ameri-Car-No Limited T/a Custom Coffee
Panama Coffee
Rocksalt Café
The Secret Garden, Carrickdale Hotel & Spa

Best Dining Experience Sponsored by Dundalk Stadium
Ghan House
The Clermont
The Rum House & Ridleys Niteclub
The Town House

Best Bar Sponsored by Diageo
McKeowns Bar
Mo Chara
PJ O'Hare's Carlingford
The Bartender

Tourism Award Attraction & Activities Sponsored by Shop Local Dundalk
An Tain Arts Centre
Carlingford Adventure Centre
Carlingford Lough Ferry & Cruises
The Glyde Inn

Best Hair & Beauty Award sponsored by L'Oreal
Glitter Girls Beauty
Peter Mark
Signature Hair

Franchise of the year sponsored by Value Centre Cash & Carry
Crowne Plaza Dundalk
Glenellen Restaurants Ltd - McDonalds Dundalk
Sherry Fitzgerald Carroll

Community Group Award Sponsored by Dundalk Credit Union
Dundalk Show Society CLG
Dundalk Tidy Towns
Energy Team
Holy Family Creche/Claddagh's Treasures Preshcool

Start up Business of the year Sponsored by AIB Bank
Great Northern Larder
Perspectives Ireland Consulting Psychologists Ltd
Wunjo Club Ltd

Best Emerging Business Sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Louth
Loughran Brewing Store
Nude Foods
Soothing Solutions Ltd

Best Training Initiative sponsored by Dundalk Chamber Skillnet
Catherine Allison & Co
Comfort Keepers Homecare Ireland
McArdle Skeath
Signature Hair

Best Family Business sponsored by Prometric
Elite Form Manufacturing Ltd
Macfar Property Management
Moran CCTV
Sean Moriarty Transport Ltd

Professional Services Award sponsored by Permanent TSB
Connect Credit Union
Dundalk Civil and Structural Engineering Ltd / DCE Irl
ECC Design & Engineering Ltd

Employee of the year sponsored by Recruit Island
Fairways Hotel - Ashling McDonnell
Loughran Brewing Store - Will Avery
MiniMinds Creche & Playschool - Sinead Donnelly
Mulholland Law - Michelle Lynch

Best Exporter of the year sponsored by Enterprise Ireland
Bellurgan Precision
Farrell Furniture
TSM Control Systems (TSM)
Suretank Limited

Best Place to work award sponsored by Recruitment Plus
Fairways Hotel
Rocksalt Café

Entrepreneur of the year award sponsored by Regional Development Centre 
Perspectives Ireland Consulting Psychologists Ltd - Dr. Ciara McEnteggart
Phytaphix - Dr. Conor Kerley
Rocksalt Café - Daniel McLoughlin
Soothing Solutions Ltd - Sinead Crowther
ZOMA - David Kieran

Environmentally Friendly Business Award sponsored by Oriel Hub
Crowne Plaza Dundalk
Farrell Furniture
Gardiner Family Apothecary/Ovelle Limited
Wuxi Biologics Ireland Ltd

Innovation in Business Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Cargotec Engineering Ireland Ltd
Creative Spark
Elite Form Manufacturing Ltd

Business of the year sponsored by Vhi Healthcare
Bellurgan Precision
Gardiner Family Apothecary/Ovelle Limited
Wuxi Biologics Ireland Ltd

Lifetime Award for the contribution for Louth Sponsored by Paypal
Announced on the night