Gabby Mallon, Cllr Tom Murphy, Aileen Eglington, Cllr Jim Gildea, Helelna Cunningham and Brendan Henderson. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Gabby Mallon, Cllr Tom Murphy, Aileen Eglington, Cllr Jim Gildea, Helelna Cunningham and Brendan Henderson. Photo: Paul Sherwood

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber held a spectacular county business awards ceremony on Thursday 27th September at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney.

It was a night of glitz and glam and was a great evening to recognise the hard work of local businesses.

The winners were announced at a special Gala Dinner, hosted by MC Alan Shortt, with Minister Josepha Madigan as special guest.

Aileen Eglington, president of DLR Chamber, said: “Dun 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”.

Gabby Mallon, CEO of DLR Chamber said: “Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber is proud to continue to organise and promote our second Annual DLR County Business Awards and we thank all our sponsors and corporate members as well as the wonderful businesses, large and small that have entered.

“We had a super night and thank Minister Josepha Madigan for supporting same.”

On the night, 12 Awards were announced. The prestigious Business Leader of the County Award went to Cathriona Hallahan this year, MD of Microsoft Ireland.

Dublin Gazette were thrilled to pick up a highly commended award for Digital Marketing.

Other awards went to High Spec Tech (Best Business Start Up), Brock McClure Consultants (Best Small Business), MBSL Limited (Best Professional Service), Fitzers Catering (Green Business Environment), Microsoft (Innovation in Business), Dundrum Town Centre (Corporate Social Responsibility), Windy Ridge Garden Centre (Customer Service-Best Small Retailer).

Councillor Tom Murphy, who officiated at the awards, said: “The Council continues to be committed to supporting the development of local businesses in the County and welcomes this DLR County Business Award as an ongoing initiative in DLR”.

DLR Chamber will be celebrating 80 years young in 2019 and indeed is one of the oldest Chambers in Ireland.

Garry O'Rourke, Aileen Eglington, Brenda Kileen and Aidan Ryan. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Garry O’Rourke, Aileen Eglington, Brenda Kileen and Aidan Ryan. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Tony Mallon. Carmel Knight, Rebecca Ryan and Michael McGovern. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Tony Mallon. Carmel Knight, Rebecca Ryan and Michael McGovern. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Minster Josepha Madigan & Aileen Eglington. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Minster Josepha Madigan and Aileen Eglington. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Gabby Mallon and Lily Lee. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Gabby Mallon and Lily Lee. Photo: Paul Sherwood