Eight leading Munster based companies celebrated success at the Munster final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which took place on 22nd October at Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Leinster, Connacht 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 111 of these entrants were Munster businesses.
The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards provincial winners for Munster are as follows:
- Business Start Up – Dromquinna Manor
- Small Business – Cupprint
- Established SME – Buttimer Engineering
- Social Enterprise – Reagecon Diagnostics Limited
- Social Enterprise – Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle
- Food & Drink – E. Flahavan & Sons Ltd
- Agri Business – Wood Energy Solutions (WES)
- Women Led Business – JJ O’Toole Ltd
Speaking at the Munster awards, Pat Horgan, Head of Specialised Relationship Management at Ulster Bank 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.