Finalists announced in FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards

Finalists announced in FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards


fbd-businessFinalists have been announced in the nine categories for the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2016.

Leader in Industry or Industrial Supply sponsored by Essilor
Corporate Catering Services Corofin
Glynn Technical Diamonds Kilrush

Clare Professional Services Excellence Award sponsored by AIB
Corporate Catering Services Corofin
Home Instead Senior Care Ennis
Trifecta Hair & Beauty Ennis

Clare Customer Service Excellence Award sponsored by Shannon Airport
County Boutique Ennis
Emer O’Reilly Finacial Services Ennis
The Bridal Emporium Ennis

Best Place to Eat in Clare sponsored by Virgin Media
Ocean View Trump International Doonbeg
Rowan Tree Cafe Bar Ennis
The Bayview Kilkee

Best Use of Digital Media sponsored by Microsemi
Achill Oysters Ennis
La Jolie Femme Ennis
Patrick Bourke Menswear Kilrush & Ennis

Clare Retailer of the Year sponsored by Energia
County Boutique Ennis
Gleeson Goldsmiths Shannon
Madden Furniture Ennis

Best Tourism Experience in Clare sponsored by Dublin Coach
Trike Tours Ireland Corofin
Vandeleur Walled Gardens Kilrush
West Coast Cycle Tours Kilnamona

Best Hospitality Provider in Clare Award sponsored by Ulster Bank
Hotel Doolin Doolin
The Bayview Kilkee
Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg

Start-Up Business of the Year sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Clare
Achill Oysters Ennis
Elm Cafe Ennis
Western Herd Brewing Company Kilmaley

All three finalists in each of the nine categories were selected by Customer Perceptions and Optimum Results, independent sister companies who judged the many entries in a thorough evaluation process which including in some categories, mystery shopping of the businesses.

Ide O’Keefe, Area Manager with FBD Insurance, the main sponsors of the Awards said “FBD are committed to excellence in business and we are delighted to continue to acknowledge and reward progressive businesses for their dedication, vision and contribution to Clare. The quality and number of applicants to these awards demonstrated a real appetite from businesses to get involved and promote their enterprises. FBD are delighted to partner with Ennis Chamber for this initiative again in 2016.”

Jean McCabe, President of Ennis Chamber added by saying: “The Awards have gone from strength to strength since their inception in 2010. They are a very important initiative for the County to recognise the energy, commitment and drive of the business community. More opportunities are opening up for businesses in Clare and the FBD Business Excellence Awards showcase the best of the best.”

New for 2016, the overall winner will receive a fantastic €10,000 Prize Pack from ActonWeb, CreateSend, Cahill Taxation, Cahir & Co Solicitors and Elaine Ryan HR. The Winners in each category and the Overall Winners will be announced at the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards Ceremony on Saturday, the 22nd of October in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Clare Road, Ennis.

Ennis Chamber are welcoming everyone to attend the ceremony. Further information is available from Ennis Chamber on 065 684 2988.