Council wins top award at business event

Posted in Connect on January 5, 2017.

Mayo County Council was named Best County Council for FDI (foreign direct investment) at the fifth annual InBusiness Recognition Awards, which were held in Dublin at the start of December. Hundreds of guests from across the country converged at the Conrad Hotel to celebrate Irish business by recognising the outstanding achievements in the Irish business community.

Winners of the InBusiness Recognition Awards were chosen across 22 categories based on the broad criteria of growth, profile of business, range of services and customer care. Hosted by Newstalk’s Vincent Wall, each winner had the opportunity to address the audience to give some further insights to their business as they received their award. The Company of the Year Award was presented to Vodafone Ireland.

Julie Sinnamon of Enterprise Ireland was named Businesswoman of the Year, while Joe Barrett of Applegreen was named the Businessman of the Year. Speaking at the awards, John Donegan, brand director of sponsor Sˇ koda Ireland, said: “When I look at this prestigious list I can relate to many of them.

Over the last number of years, the Skoda brand in Ireland has persevered and grown through the most difficult of business environments.” Legal firm Eversheds was named Business Law Firm of the Year while Russell Brennan Keane took the award for Accountancy Firm of the Year. Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick received the Best Business School award while Virgin Media was recognised as Best Business Broadband. Dublin Port was named Best in Tourism with Shannon Group being presented with the award for Best Brand.

National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) was named Best State/Semi-State Body and was received the award for the Best Newcomer. Paypal took the award for Best in E-Commerce while the S90 was named Best Executive Car.

Western People – 3rd january 2017

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