It was a glitzy night at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney last Thursday evening, as Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber announced the winners for their third County Business Awards.
12 awards were handed out at the Gala Dinner, with the prestigious DLR Chamber Business Leader of the County Award going to Pat McCann, CEO Dalata Hotel Group.
Pat founded Dalata Hotel Group Ltd in February 2007, and has just been appointed President of IBEC.
Other awards on the night went to: Best Business Start Up Award – Reuzi ; Best Small Business Award – Naomi’s Kitchen ; Best Professional Service Award – RBK Accountants ; Green Business Environment Award – Dundrum Town Centre (over 50 employees) and Dun Laoghaire Marine (under 50 employees) ; Innovation in Business Award – Osbourne Recruitment; Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Airfield; Best Family Owned Business – FX Buckley; Small Retailer of the Year – Composite Doors and Windows; Best Not-For-Profit business – National Council for the Blind; Best Place to Eat in the County Award – The Graduate Pub (casual dining) and Fitzpatrick Hotel Mapas Restaurant (fine dining); Customer Service Award Tourism – Royal Marine Hotel; Customer Service Hospitality – Serenity Day Spa.
President DLR Chamber, Aileen Eglington, said: “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is a vibrant progressive county predicting huge growth in employment in the years ahead.
“DLR Chamber, as the voice of business in DLR, and a voluntary business organisation, is proud to continue to organise and promote these Awards in our County and for that we thank all our Sponsors and Corporate members as well as the myriad of businesses – large and small, who entered”.