Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence in Business and Community

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The Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023 was an unforgettable evening of celebration, recognition, and inspiration, as the local business community came together to honour outstanding achievements and contributions on Friday 3rd November. The event, held at the Mullingar Park Hotel, saw members of Mullingar’s vibrant business community gather to applaud the remarkable achievements of entrepreneurs and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional growth, innovation, and community involvement. The evening kicked off at with a warm welcome from Mullingar Chamber President, Allyson English, President of Mullingar Chamber, who set the tone for the night. Minister Peter Burke’s speech was a stirring testament to the vital role that the local business community plays in the economic and social fabric of Mullingar. He underscored how businesses, both large and small, are the backbone of the community, driving economic growth, providing employment, and contributing to the overall prosperity and well-being of the region.. MC Shane Barkey took the stage, bringing his unique energy and charm to the proceedings. He introduced each award category with the respective sponsor and announced the finalists. The anticipation in the room reached its peak as Shane declared, “And the winner is…” Throughout the evening, 17 prestigious awards were presented, showcasing the diverse talents and contributions of Mullingar’s business community. The winners are:
  • Outstanding Small Business of the Year (1-50) [Sponsored by North Midlands Credit Union]:
    • Juice Zone
  • Outstanding Large Business of the Year (50+) [Sponsored by INET Computer Solutions]:
    • Writech
  • Best Social Media Content Creator [Sponsored by Apache Pizza Mullingar]:
    • 2210 Patisserie
  • Excellence in Sustainability & Climate Action [Sponsored by ORS]:
    • Thomas Flynn
  • Bar of the Year [Sponsored by Ecolab]:
    • Crossed Keys
  • Restaurant of the Year [Sponsored by Stephens Cooke & Associates]:
    • Wholesome Kitchen
  • Excellence in Retail [Sponsored by Pharmed]:
    • Buckleys Supervalu
  • Excellence in Tourism [Sponsored by PTSB]:
    • Westmeath Bachelor Festival
  • Spirit of Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District:
    • Ray Dolan “From Mullingar in Mullingar”
  • Community or Volunteer Person/Group Champion [Sponsored by Home Instead]:
    • Mullingar Fleadh Committee
  • Business Representative Organisation Of The Year [Sponsored by Writech]:
    • ATiM
  • Excellence in Customer Service [Sponsored by Wholesome Kitchen]:
    • Abbey Blooms
  • Health and Wellness Leader [Sponsored by Pita Pit]:
    • Whelehan’s Pharmacy
  • Emerging Business Person of the Year [Sponsored by Jigsaw Better Business]:
    • Eoghan Murray
  • Established Business Person of the Year (difficult decision) [Sponsored by AIB]:
    • Berty Dunne
  • Fleadh Award – Most Supportive Business/Person of the Year [Sponsored by Blackhall Financial Services]:
    • North Midlands Credit Union
  • Lifetime Achievement/Contribution Award [Sponsored by Bevcraft]:
    • Millie Walshe
As the awards concluded MC Shane Barkey delivered his closing remarks, commending the winners and acknowledging the collective effort that makes Mullingar’s business community thrive. The evening continued with the transformation of the venue, making way for an electrifying performance by the Emerald Lake Academy of Irish Dance, followed by the dynamic sounds of the band “Good Man Sheila” until the late hours of the night. The Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023 was a testament to the resilience, dedication, and excellence that defines the local business community. Congratulations to all the winners, and special thanks to the judges, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to making this event a resounding success. ” The Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023 was a night of competition and achievements. Witnessing the winners’ well-deserved recognition was truly inspiring. The judges faced some very tough decisions, a testament to the high calibre of nominees. Congratulations to all the winners!” – Aisling Coleman, Manager Mullingar Chamber The Mullingar Chamber team would like to thank
  • Shane Barkey, Mullingar Park Hotel, Minister Peter Burke, Good Man Sheila, Emerald Lake Academy of Irish Dance, Nolan Sound, Photographers Barry Monaghan and Gary McGivney, Reception Music Andrew Yau & Niall Mannion, All of their sponsors, Minds-I and Midland Trophies.
For more information about Mullingar Chamber, please visit https://mullingarchamber.ie/   Photos below from Barry Monaghan     Gary McGivney photos