Midlands Gateway Chamber Newsletter


MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards Ceremony this Weekend in Tullamore

This Friday evening, 28th June will see the business communities of the Midlands congregate in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly for the MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards 2013.  With less than one week to go, tickets remain on sale priced at €40 per person or €350 for a corporate table of ten.  Proceedings will commence at 7.15pm with a drinks reception followed at 8pm by a locally sourced four course meal during which the awards ceremony will take place.
The awards pay tribute to the talent, drive and innovation of the business community right across the Midland Counties of Westmeath, Offaly, Laois & Longford.
Networking will be the theme of the evening with all those shortlisted promoting their business through displays and brochures.  Will Faulkner, Midlands 103 will act as MC for the night.
‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors of the awards this year, these include Element Power, Tullamore Dew, IDA, Bord na Mona, Glenisk, Lir Investors, AIB, The Bridge Centre and MRA/CHARTS (Culture and Heritage Added value to Regional policies for Tourism Sustainability), their contribution shows their commitment to business in the Midlands Area as well as assisting in making the awards a very special and prestigious event’ said Mr. John Humphries, President of Midlands Gateway Chamber.
The following are those shortlisted for the various categories:

The Emerging New Business Award finalists kindly sponsored by AIB are:

  • Pyxis (Offaly)
  • Preston House (Laois)
  • DG Ventures (Westmeath)

The Best Multi-National Award finalists kindly sponsored by IDA are:

  • Cameron Ireland (Longford)
  • Abbott Diagnostics (Longford)

The Business Person of the Year Award finalists kindly sponsored by Lir Investors are:

  • Mr. Albert Fitzgerald, Midlands 103 (Offaly)
  • Ms. Alison Ritchie, Polar Ice (Offaly)
  • Mr. Kenneth Green, Green Farm Foods (Westmeath)

The Outstanding Business Award finalists kindly sponsored by Glenisk are:

  • Midlands 103 (Offaly)
  • Green Farm Foods (Westmeath)
  • The Flat Bread Company (Offaly)

The Green Initiative Award finalists kindly sponsored by Bord Na Mona are:

  • KMK Metals (Offaly)
  • Cynar (Laois)
  • Polar Ice (Offaly)

The Best Cultural Tourism Award finalists kindly sponsored by CHARTS (MRA) are:

  • Ballinahown Craft Village (Westmeath)
  • Birr Castle Demesne (Offaly)
  • Clara Bog Visitor Centre (Offaly)

The finalists in the Retail Excellence Award kindly sponsored by Bridge Centre are:

  • Red Earth, (Westmeath)
  • Leavys Centra (Offaly)
  • Telfords Portlaoise (Laois)

The Award for Lifetime Achievement (kindly sponsored by Element Power) will be presented to an influential Tullamore Business person and also the Midlands Gateway Chamber Ambassador Award (kindly sponsored by Tullamore Dew) will be presented on the night to someone who has made considerable contributions to business in the Midlands.

Jennifer Meehan, Midlands Gateway Chamber’s new Administration and Operations Officer said “This is the networking opportunity of the year for the business community of the Midlands and with ticket sales going extremely well it is a night not to be missed.”

For tickets please contact info@midlandsgatewaychamber.ie or Gemma Fletcher on 086 8914392/Jennifer Meehan 086 8180956.  The Tullamore Court Hotel are offering a special rate of €40 per person sharing including full Irish Breakfast.  Call the hotel on 057 93 46666 for booking.

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