2022 Tullamore and District Chamber Business Awards nominees announced

The shortlist of companies nominated for the 2022 Tullamore and District Chamber Business Awards sponsored by Tullamore Credit Union was announced this week.

The nominees are recognized for their quality, innovation and achievements, especially during these challenging times for businesses.

The shortlisted companies were first nominated by the public and the jury then had the difficult task of shortlisting the finalists, with the winners announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday 22nd October at The Bridge House Hotel to be given, Tullamore.

The event begins at 7pm with a champagne reception, followed by a gala dinner and live entertainment by the band Eden.

The judges and chamber awards committee congratulated all of the shortlists, saying each had “shown true innovation and leadership in advancing business, creating jobs and supporting local economies.”

In addition to main sponsors, Tullamore Credit Union, the event is also sponsored by Dunnes Stores and Hendricks Gin.

Tickets for the awards ceremony can be purchased online at: www.tullamorechamber.com

The nominees for the award are as follows:

Best Customer Service (Individual): Darren Yates (Midland Travel); Marian O. Connell (Ritzy); Seanie Morris (M103); Niall O’Rourke (Tullamore Hardware); Arif Soysal (Captain’s House).

Best Customer Service (Business): Cloonan’s hardware; Guy clothing; NIS Ltd.; Lambe’s Oil; Annaharvey Chauffeur; The flower barn.

Retail Excellence: nakid; Cloonan’s hardware; Guy clothing; Doyle’s Gala; Galvin’s menswear; The wooden hanger.

community effort: Ballycommon Telework and Training Centre; Tullamore Meals on Wheels; PLOT; Dochas Tullamore; Offaly Hospice

Best SME 1-30: PrintPlus; DS hardware; ARO Logistics Irish Ltd; NIS; Lambe’s oil.

Best SME 30+: Glenisk; Browns on the Green; KMK metal recycling; Bord na Mona; Glenwood.

Best professional services: Offaly Innovation and Design Center CLG; Philip Kelly real estate agent; outlaw funeral directors; Andrew Lynam Electrical; Cloud9 Travel.

Emerging new business: Browns Bistro; heart on my sleeve greetings; First class farm shop; Create Ireland; The Thatch Rahan.

category nominees

Best Licensed Premises: JJ Houghs; the power rail; Tom & Gerry’s Bar; The Thatch & Coffee Shop; Fergie’s bar.

Best dining experience: The Captain’s House; Shishir Indian and Thai Restaurant; The Balcony Restaurant; Italian mezzo restaurant; The blue apron.

Best Multinational Company: steris; Tullamore Distillery/William Grant & Sons Ltd.; integra; cardinal health; Zoetis.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Nigel Giant; Gerry Buckley; Rita Lambe; Sharon Leavey; Tony McCormack.

Best Website/Social Media: play town; KMK metals; JJ Hough’s Bar; Lambe’s Oil; Kate & Charlie; Power Cutz Gym.

Offaly Tourism Prize: Birr Castle; play town Tullamore; Tullamore DEW; Giltrap’s Townhouse & Glamping; Lough Boora Discovery Park.

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