Mullingar Chamber Business Awards 2022 shortlist and speaker announcement

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Mullingar Chamber is the largest business representative group in the town of Mullingar, the Municipal District and County of Westmeath.  With over 200 members from all sectors of the economy and culture, our mission is to promote Mullingar as a place to live and work.  This objective is delivered by a board of 17 members and a full time office manager and assistant.  Our priorities range from selling over EUR300k of Mullingar Vouchers per annum, running the and #LoveMullingar campaign as well as supporting local strategic sites such as Columb Barracks, the National Science Park and IDA Ardmore.  We also liaise with all external stakeholders including Westmeath County Council, Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, Failte Ireland and others.  In the past two years we have grown our membership by 75%.

Mullingar Chamber Business Awards

The Mullingar Chamber Business Awards dinner will be held on Friday 4th November 2022 at the Mullingar Park Hotel kindly sponsored by The Ardonagh Group.

Commencing with a drink’s reception at 6.30pm followed by a welcome address from the President of Mullingar Chamber, John Geoghegan, we are thrilled to have Minister for Finance for Ireland, Paschal Donohoe, as guest speaker.  Following Minister Donohoe’s address, there will then be a small facilitated panel discussion around the topic of “Ireland After Brexit and Covid – The Opportunities and Challenges” which will include Minister Paschal Donohoe, Shane Keating [Chief Data Officer – Ardonagh Group], Ted Wright [CEO – Writech Industrial Services], Dr. Anne Cusack [Chair Midlands Region Economic Forum] and Mags Brennan [Head of Business Banking – PTSB] and facilitated by our MC on the night, Joan Mulvihill.  Once the panel discussion concludes there will be a three-course meal with drinks served and then there will be an awards ceremony where 11 no. businesses will be presented with awards in various categories and the night will conclude with live music from local music legends the Cronin brothers band The Afters.

Commenting on the upcoming event President of Mullingar Chamber John Geoghegan said:-

“the Mullingar Chamber business awards sponsored by The Ardonagh Group in the Mullingar Park Hotel on Friday 4th November presents an outstanding opportunity for Mullingar Chamber and its members and friends to come together and enjoy a night of recognition for local businesses, small and large, after what has been, and continues to be a period of immense challenges for business.  We are thrilled to have the confirmation from Minister for Finance of Ireland, Paschal Donohoe, as our guest speaker on the night.  We also and look forward to the panel discussion on the night including Minister Paschal Donohoe, Shane Keating [Chief Data Officer – Ardonagh Group], Ted Wright [CEO – Writech Industrial Services], Dr. Anne Cusack [Chair Midlands Region Economic Forum] and Mags Brennan [Head of Business Banking – PTSB], facilitated by our MC on the night, Joan Mulvihill.

 We also look forward to music from the Cronin brothers band The Afters and might have some surprise guests on the night as well as a reflection on the huge success of Fleadh Cheoil 2022 in the town.  We would like to encourage as many members, friends and others to consider this as a very good night out and a moment of reflection and celebration for our town and county as Ireland moves to a new phase and embraces the challenges ahead.

 …we would like to thank all who assisted in preparing for this night, particularly Minister Donohoe for his time, Minister Peter Burke for his brilliant assistance, Ardonagh Group for their generous sponsorship, all the panellist speakers and MC Joan Mulvihill and the brilliant crew at Mullingar Park Hotel for offering an outstanding venue for this event. To book your table go to

Minister Donohoe commented

“I’m delighted to be joining the members of Mullingar Chamber to recognise businesses in Westmeath and also to discuss the continuing challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit. Delivering balanced regional growth and building strong communities is a commitment of this Government and we will work with organisations such as Mullingar Chamber to deliver these objectives”


The finalists for the awards are:

Outstanding SME of the Year (1 – 50 employees)  Sponsored by North Midlands Credit Union 

  • Fox’s Fruit and Vegetable Shop
  • Glenmarr Co Ltd – T/A CL Plant & Tool Hire
  • Mullingar Autos
  • Mullingar Dental Centre
  • Red Earth
  • Bevcraft
  • Lift Hire Ireland

Outstanding Large Business of the Year (Over 50 employees)  Sponsored by Power Washing Ireland 

  • North Midlands Credit Union
  • Robotics and Drives Services
  • Apache Pizza
  • Annebrook House Hotel
  • Shay Murtagh Precast Ltd
  • Breedon Group
  • Writech
  • Pharmed
  • Steripac

Best Online Presence and Social Media Sponsored by Pharmaforce

  • Stomp Social Media Training Ltd
  • Social Media Elite
  • SJF Productions
  • Westmeath Bachelor Festival

Excellence in Sustainability & Climate Action Sponsored by Hammerlake Studios

  • The Refill Mill
  • DECOTEK Automotive Ltd
  • GreenAer Mobility Ltd
  • Soltec

Best in Hospitality Sponsored by  Writech

  • Scanlons Bar and Restaurant
  • Wholesome Kitchen
  • Mullingar Park Hotel
  • Gillerans Bar
  • Greville Arms Hotel
  • Ilia Café

 Excellence in Tourism Sponsored by Annebrook House Hotel

  • Abbey Blooms
  • Smiddys Bar Mullingar / Stables
  • Belvedere House and Gardens
  • Travel Counsellors Mullingar
  • Bloomfield
  • Mullingar Bike Hire

 Excellence in Retail

  • Mullingar Pewter Home & Living
  • Indulgence Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Keane’s Care Plus pharmacy
  • Galvin For Men
  • Fagan’s Mullingar
  • McNamee Tyres
  • Whelehans Pharmacy

Start-Up/Emerging New Business of the Year Sponsored by Stomp Social Media Training

  • Better Together Therapy Riding Centre
  • Lakeland Kayaks LTD
  • Sugar Plum Sweetery
  • The Ardonagh Analytics Lab (part of the Ardonagh Group)

Spirit of Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District Award Sponsored by Decotek Automotive Ltd

  • Hair by Maureen
  • Clarke’s Bar Mullingar
  • Mullingar Arts Centre
  • Ray Dolan

Volunteer of the Year Sponsored by Apache Pizza

  • Joan Ormsby
  • Ted Cronin
  • Detty Cornally
  • Josh Deegan
  • Laura Filtness
  • Smullen Couriers

Community Group of the Year Sponsored by Home Instead Westmeath

  • Mullingar Town Band
  • Mullingar Community First Responders
  • Mullingar Tidy Towns
  • Westmeath Women’s Shed