DLR Chamber announce Award Winners for first ever DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017

DLR Chamber announce Award Winners for first ever DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017


 DLR Chamber is delighted to announce the results of their first ever Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber County Business Awards .
The Award winners were announced last night at a Gala Dinner at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Thursday 28th September 2017, hosted by MC Alan Shortt.

The main Supporter of the inaugural DLR Chamber County Business Awards 2017 is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 
As the main Supporter of this Event,  An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Tom Murphy said "The Council continues to be committed to supporting the development of local businesses in the County and welcomes the first ever County Business Awards in DLR".

Patrick Neill, President DLR Chamber, added “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 spearhead these Awards in our County and for that we thank all our Sponsors as well as the myriad of businesses – large and small, who entered”.


  1. Best New Start Up/New Business

Winner:                               The Freebird Club

Highly Commended:       Irish Design Gallery

Sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


  1. Best Professional Services Award

Winner:                               Lansdowne Partnership

Highly commended:       We Can Save You Money

Sponsored by Commscope


  1. Best Small Business Award

Winner:                               On Your Feet

Highly commended:       Composite Doors Ireland Ltd.

Sponsored by AIB Bank


  1. Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Winner:                               SSE Ireland

Highly commended:       Tico Mail Works Ltd.

Sponsored by Amgen Technology Ltd.


  1. Green Business Environment Award

Winner:                               Tesco Ireland

Highly commended:       Fitzers Catering Ltd.

Sponsored by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council


  1. Innovation in Business Award  

Winner:                               Equine MediRecord

Highly commended:       Artic Stone

Sponsored by Microsoft


  1. International Trade Award

Winner:                               Phonovation

Highly commended:       Active Language Learning

Sponsored by Cosgrave Developments


  1. Customer Service Retail Award – Small Retailer of the Year

Winner:                               Cavistons Food Emporium

Highly commended:       Mitchell & Sons

Sponsored by Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire


  1. Customer Service Retail Award – Best Shopping Centre

Winner:                               Dundrum Town Centre

Sponsored by Lansdowne Partnership


  1. Best Place to Eat in the County Award – 2 categories

Winner Formal Dining: Michael’s Mt.Merrion

Winner Casual Dining:  John Brady Group – Brady’s Shankill

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland


  1. Customer Service – Tourism and Hospitality

Winner:                               Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Highly commended:       Royal Marine Hotel

Sponsored by WIBA - Women in Business Alliance           


2 Special Awards were also awarded by the Board of DLR Chamber as follows:


  • Special Recognition Award for Sport – Winner - Cuala GAA Club Dalkey
  • Special Recognition Award for Community – Winner -  Eilis Hession, HSE


DLR Chamber also announced Business Leader of the Year in the County 2017– Michael Cosgrave

About DLR Chamber


DLR Chamber will be celebrating 80 years young in 2019 and indeed is one of the oldest Chambers in Ireland.  The Chamber is affiliated to Chambers Ireland and represents the full county area.   DLR Chamber is a very strong diverse and gender-balanced Board. The 2017/2018 President of DLR Chamber is Patrick Neill.


Background to the Awards:


Following 10 years of organising the very successful EnviroCom Awards, DLR Chamber felt that their Awards needed to be more all embracing to businesses in the county and celebrate the strength of our very diverse business community in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.


Information on the DLR County Business Awards can be found on www.dlrchamber.ie