Shane Keating is the Chief Data Officer at The Ardonagh Analytics Lab, the hub for Data Analytics &
Business Awards 2022
About our Event
Mullingar Chamber of Commerce are proud to present The Mullingar Chamber Awards 2022, a unique event to shine a spotlight on Mullingar and to celebrate the exciting future of the town. Recognising the innovation, talent, quality and entrepreneurial spirit of business and people in Mullingar – 4th November 2022 – Mullingar Park Hotel. Dress code is Smart Casual.
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 Mullingar.ie 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 by over 50%.
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 and music by Taobh na Mara 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 Elaine Dunne [Regional & Sectoral Head of Business Banking PTSB] 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 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 Elaine Dunne [Regional & Sectoral 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. We are reaching full capacity at our awards night. We have a limited number of seats now remaining. To register your interest for these seats please email Aisling at email@example.com
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”
This will be a wonderful occasion to get together with your colleagues, family or friends and enjoy a night to remember.
Business Awards 2022
Order of Events:
6.30pm – Drinks Reception with Taobh na Mara
7.15pm – Guests Move to Dining Area
7.30pm – Speeches & Panel Discussion
8.30pm – Dinner
9.50pm – Announcement and Presentation of Awards.
10.15pm – Live Entertainment until late
We have reached full capacity at our awards night. We have a cancellation list and if you wish to register your interest in these seats, should there be any cancellations, please email Aisling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mullingar Chamber Business Awards 2022 Finalists
Outstanding SME of the Year (1 – 50 employees)
Sponsored by North Midlands Credit Union
Outstanding Large Business of the Year (Over 50 employees)
Sponsored by Power Washing Ireland
Best Online Presence
and Social Media
Sponsored by Pharmaforce
Excellence in Sustainability & Climate Action
Sponsored by Hammerlake Studios
Best in Hospitality
Sponsored by Writech
Excellence in Tourism
Sponsored by Annebrook House Hotel
Excellence in Retail
Sponsored by Midland Border East Skillnet
Start-Up/Emerging New Business of the Year
Sponsored by Stomp Social Media Training
Spirit of Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District Award
Sponsored by Decotek Automotive Ltd
Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by Apache Pizza Mullingar
Community Group of the Year
Sponsored by Home Instead Westmeath
Our Guest Speakers
Ted Wright is the CEO of WTech Fire Limited, which is the owner of Writech Industrial Services and
Regional & Sectoral Head of Business Banking at Permanent TSB Experienced Banking professional with a demonstrated history of
Kate is an experienced sales & media specialist with career spanning local radio, local print, regional radio and digital advertising. She has over 16 years of radio experience working with a mix of local & national clients in various industries with, strong on the ground knowledge of the Dublin/North East & North West areas.
Kate is working with iRadio for over 9 years now. She is a keen B2B networker and was Dublin Branch President of Network Ireland in 2013.
Kate also sits on the Board of SarahJenniferKnott foundation which raises awareness for Cancer of Unknown Primary, CUP. She helped set this up after they lost a good friend to CUP and realised there was limited support available in Ireland.
James Kiernan is responsible for commercial and Chamber development in Chambers Ireland.
His main task is in the support of the Chamber network of 39 Chambers and for coordinating the commercial activities of the national Chamber.
James holds a degree in Management and Marketing and recently completed an MBA where he presented a dissertation on engaging sustainability for competitive advantage.
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