Dawson takes prize

DUBLIN-based Michael Dawson, CEO at Gift Voucher Shop (GVS), has been listed as the Business Person of the Year.

The chief of the company behind the One4all brand received the accolade at the Fingal Business Excellence Awards.

GVS currently employs more than 70 people in the locality and a further 60 plus on a part-time basis over the Christmas season.

Mr Dawson was awarded for his innovative business aptitude, his passion for developing the best standards possible and his contribution to promoting businesses in the Fingal region.

A former finalist in the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme, Mr Dawson is director of the Fingal County Enterprise Board, Fingal Tourism.