Sunday 20 October 2019

Night of glitz and glamour

Top firms rewarded for their efforts

Catherine and Patrick Joy, as Patrick wins the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drogheda and District Chamber Awards night, held in the Westcourt Hotel
Catherine and Patrick Joy, as Patrick wins the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drogheda and District Chamber Awards night, held in the Westcourt Hotel

The Drogheda & District Chamber held their 11th annual Business Excellence Awards in the Westcourt Hotel on Saturday with over 250 turning out for a night of glitz and glamour.

The awards give both local businesses and community organisations the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and be recognized for their success.

The winners had all been shortlisted and went through a rigorous judging process - so they deserved their gongs!

And the winners were:

Environmental Awareness Award sponsored by our Premier Sponsor Indaver.

Aura Sport and Leisure Drogheda, offers excellent state of the art facilities for health and leisure, including a 25 meter pool, a fully fitted gym and two health suites.

The Best Start-up Business Award sponsored by LEO Louth

Nebula Interactive founded in 2014 have built games and apps for iPhone and Android including the hit Water Meter Dash.

SME Business of the Year sponsored by AIB

Fuschia Make-Up was set up in 2005 after spotting a niche in the market. With no high-end make-up store in Drogheda they soon became a destination shop in the area, and are now the #1 Professional Make-up range for salons and spas across Ireland.

Hair Health & Beauty Award sponsored by Drogheda Chamber

You're Gorgeous Hair (YGH) comprises of two hair salons who pride themselves on providing their valued clients of all ages with quality products and services. They constantly seek to innovate through teaching, training, mentoring and motivating from trainees through to management.

Micro Business of the Year sponsored by Microfinance Ireland

Achieve Marketing is a marketing communications agency that specialises in messaging and writing. They help business owners to use the written word to sell their products and services.

Professional Services Excellence Award sponsored by IPASS

Cobra Bookkeeping and Training Services offer an in house tailor made bookkeeping solution to small and medium companies who do not require a full time accounts department. Critical business decisions require fully up to date and meaningful reporting and Cobra provide their clients with monthly management accounts to assist their business growth.

Best Customer Service sponsored by Irish Cement

Blackstone Motors pride themselves on Customer Service. Both directors are customer facing and lead by example. The sales showroom and After-Sales reception is amalgamated and open plan.

Best Tourism Offering Award sponsored by Louth County Council

The Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery opened in 2006, has developed a complex ambitious Exhibition and Collection programme working with artists locally, nationally and internationally, and with other public galleries and private collections in Ireland, UK & Europe, to create visual art exhibitions and partnerships of excellence.

Rotary Workforce Development Award sponsored by IFS a State Street Company

WALK Louth are leaders in a movement for change empowering people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society. Central to the ethos of WALK is that people with disabilities have the right to live self-directed lives in their own communities, employment is an essential part of this.

Best Dining Experience Award sponsored by Oriel Food Group.

The Corkscrew Brasserie was established in 2013 offering first class gastronomy and exceptional customer service. Their menu offers both casual dining and fine dining.

Sustaining Women's Empowerment in Business and the Community sponsored by Coca-Cola International Services

Network Louth/Meath provides a supportive and dynamic forum where women in business, the professions and the arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts through networking events, training and peer support.

Drogheda Independent