Eight leading Connacht based companies celebrated success at the Connacht final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which took place on 21st October at Meyrick Hotel, Galway. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Munster, Leinster and Ulster.
A total of 676 companies entered the Awards – the highest number ever, reflecting an increase of 7.8% on last year’s awards, and 72 of these entrants were Connacht businesses.
The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards provincial winners for Connacht are as follows:
- Business Start Up – The White Hag
- Small Business – Team Horizon
- Established SME – LotusWorks
- Established SME – Chanelle Group
- Social Enterprise – SCCUL Enterprises Ltd.
- Food & Drink – Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats
- Agri Business – Corkamore Dairies Ltd
- Women Led Business – Specialised Sterile Environments
Speaking at the Connacht awards, Brendan McDermott, Ulster Bank Regional Director, said: “The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are a mainstay in the Irish Business calendar. As well as finance, we are determined to help create a better environment for doing business in Ireland. Our mission to be number one for customer service, trust and advocacy is proven here today in our support for each and every one of these excellent businesses. I’d like to congratulate each of our winners and wish them the best of luck at the national final in December.”
The 2015 Ulster Bank Business Achiever will receive a comprehensive prize package including a €50,000 publishing bursary with the Irish Independent, business mentoring from Enterprise Ireland, a full service communications workshop, as well as national and regional PR coverage.
For further information on the 2015 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards and the provincial winners, go to www.businessachieversaward.com. You can also follow all the action on Twitter using @ulsterbank_baa and #businessachievers.