The annual Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards were held Saturday night at a packed Lyrath Estate Hotel.
The black-tie event was held in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in association with the Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce and Glanbia.
T. Butler Engineering scooped, having earlier in the night been named Exporter of the Year picked up the coveted overall ‘Business of the year’ award
Richard Cook, founder of the Cat Laughs comedy festival, Kilkenomics and artistic director for Subtitle was the recipient of this year’s Presidents Award as chosen by Chamber president Martin Costello or Murphy Jewellers in Kilkenny city.
The prestigious ‘lifetime achievement award’ was presented to Pat Nolan for more than 40 years contribution to the county.
The KCLR sponsored Excellence in Communications award went to the Kilkenny Tourism team.
2015 Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards Winners[table] Category|Business
Agri Business Of The Year| Fitzgerald Nurseries
Craft Producer Of The Year| Yvonne Ross
Culture,Heritage & Tourism Award| Castlecomer Discovery Park
Customer Service Excellence| Rustiq
Emerging New Business| Art IT
Employee of the Year| Courtney Power
Employer of the Year| Haven Pharmacy
The Environmental Award| Noel Lawlor Green Energy Solutions
Excellence In Communications| Kilkenny Tourism
Excellence in Hospitality| Rinuccini
Exporter of the Year| T Butler Engineering
Family Business of the Year| Lanigans
Food & Drink Producer of the Year| Goatsbridge
Innovation In Business| My Bio
Intern In Business| Elaine Gough (Xposure Hair Design)
Information & Communications Technology| Trademark Now
Investment in Skills,Training & Development of Staff| Pembroke Hotel
Retailer of the Year| Grogan and Brown
Service Provider of the Year| Tiny Tots Paradise
Small Business of the Year| Callanan Couriers
Presidents Award | Richard Cook (Cat Laughs, Subtitle)
Lifetime Achievement Award| Pat Nolan
Overall Business of the year 2015| T Butler Engineering