Let battle commence for business BAFTAs!
THE HEAT is on to see who will walk away with the awards at the annual Ardee Traders 'BAFTA' night, taking place on Saturday at Darver Castle.
There are a number of categories – Business with the friendliest staff has four nominations, namely, Callaghans, Super Valu, Hickeys and Bradleys.
Trader with the gift of the gab is between Julie Ann McCoy, Colm Taffee, Allison Duffy and Frank Lynch.
Socialite of the year (male or female most likely to go to every event without fail). A close contest is likely here, but watch for Hughie O'Neill, John Caffrey, Karen Duffy and Sarah Ni Lochlainn
Best Newcomer (Best New Business open in 2012/13) is between Puddleducks, Nosh Bistro, The Pharmacy and O'Brien Stationary
The proprietor that is always present, Aileen Gallagher, Brendan Faulkner, Bryan Lynch and Henry McAuley.
'There's a great atmosphere building up among the traders as the date gets closer. Everyone remembers the huge success and wonderful night that we all had last year, the result was that all the tickets for this year were sold out on the day they were printed and a waiting list for spare tickets has been drawn up,' explained PRO Joe Finnegan. 'It comes a at perfect time of the year after the busy Christmas season has finally wound down and the Ardee traders love the opportunity of meeting their fellow members and neighbours in a social setting.'
The organisers would like to thank in advance Aidan, Mary, Julia and all the staff in Darver Castle.