And the nominees are: Carlow Business Awards reveal 2018 finalists

Best of luck to all!

Darren Hassett

Reporter:

Darren Hassett

Carlow Carlow Carlow

"The awards give local businesses an opportunity to showcase their strengths and successes," says Yvonne Jones, County Carlow Chamber president

The nominees for the 2018 Carlow Business Awards have been revealed:

Community Award
Sponsored by KCLR

Carlow & South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre
Carlow Mental Health Association
Co. Carlow Hospice Ltd.
Delta Centre
EIST Cancer Support Centre
Tullow Agricultural Show
Visit Carlow
 
Best Licensed Premises
Sponsored by Curry Garden Indian Restaurant

Carpe Diem
Osborne’s Bar
Osborne’s Bar & Storehouse
Tara Arms
The Terrace @ Dinn Rí Carlow
Tullys Bar
Woodford Dolmen Hotel
 
Food & Beverage Producers Award
Sponsored by Clashganny House

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Smyth and O’Reilly Artisan Irish Distillers
Walsh Whiskey Distillery
Sunshine Juices
 
Best Casual Dining
Sponsored by Osborne’s

Tara Arms
Bake cafe and tearoom
BeaNice
Brooks
Caffe 500
Curry Garden Indian Restaurant
Neighbourhood Espresso
Rathwood
Talbot Hotel
Thrive Cafe
Pimento Wine and Tapas
 
Best Presented Premises/Shop Front - Carlow Town
Sponsored by Carlow County Council

Curry Garden Indian Restaurant
Neighbourhood Espresso Workshop Ltd
Carpe Diem
Berlin Hair Lounge
Carlow District Credit Union LTD
Dome Carlow
OMG Studio – Tanning Hair Beauty
Organic Corner
 
Best Presented Premises/Shop Front - Tullow & North Carlow
Sponsored by Carlow County Council

Osborne’s Bar
Cafe De Mode
Murphys Butchers
 
Best Presented Premises/Shop Front - Muine Bheag & South Carlow
Sponsored by Carlow County Council

Step House Hotel
Osborne’s Bar & Storehouse
Bob’s Bar and R’ Breen & Son Funeral Directors
 
Best New Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Ulster Bank

OMG Studio – Tanning Hair Beauty
Organic Corner
Ballyshane Studio
The Wedding Accessory Store
 
Best Start Up/Emerging Business Award
Sponsored by Carlow Local Enterprise Office

Ballyshane
Neighbourhood Espresso Workshop Ltd
Caffe 500
Thrive Cafe
Craft Shapes Ireland
Deathnotices.co
Denis Shelly Legal Costs Accountants Limited
Digital Solutions Ireland
Fit Club Carlow
thesocialnetwork .ie
 
Customer Service - Professional Service
Sponsored by Horizon Safety Systems

Craft Shapes Ireland
Carlow District Credit Union LTD
Rathwood
AK Graphics
Barrow Consultancy and Training Ltd
Blacknight
Carlow Dental Centre
Carlow Tourism
Dooley Motors
Faceworks
Kavanagh & Co
Matrix Recruitment
Newhaven Kitchens & Bedrooms Ltd
Scats Bouncing Castles
Wright Insurance Brokers
 
Employee of the Year
Sponsored by UNUM

Georgia Patrick (Equiratings)
Kealan Brennan (Bake Café)
Shane Kelly (Detail Menswear)
Bogdan Gajzler (Horizon Safety)
Carol Lochab (Matrix Recruitment)
Margaret Kelly (MP Doyle Group)
Mary Doyle (Talbot Hotel)
 
Exporter of the Year
Sponsored by AIB

Walsh Whiskey Distillery
Autolaunch Ltd.
Burnside Autocyl (Tullow) Ltd
Carlow Brewing Company
Equinox Education Services Ltd
EquiRatings Limited
 
Technology Award
Sponsored by Simply Workflow

EquiRatings Limited
Blacknight
Carlow Dental Centre
Deathnotices.co
thesocialnetwork .ie
Aptus Broadband
 
Marketing Award
Sponsored by IT Carlow

thesocialnetwork .ie
Equinox Education Services Ltd
Newhaven Kitchens & Bedrooms Ltd
Smyth and O’Reilly Artisan Irish Distillers
Dome Carlow
Woodford Dolmen Hotel
KCLR 96fm
 
Hidden Gem
Sponsored by Burnside Autocyl Ltd

Faceworks
Ballyshane Studio
Fit Club Carlow
The Wedding Accessory Store
Cafe De Mode
Altamont Plants
Clashganny house restaurant
Huntington Castle
The Tea Rooms at Ducketts Grove
 
Best Festival or Tourist Experience
Sponsored by Barrow Training

Fit Club Carlow
Huntington Castle
Walsh Whiskey Distillery
Carlow County Museum
Carlow St Patricks Day Parade 2018
Summerfest Carlow
 
Venue of the Year
Sponsored by Carlow Dental Centre

Summerfest Carlow
Dome Carlow
Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Step House Hotel
Arboretum
Dinn Rí Carlow
 
Rural Innovation Award
Sponsored by R-Innovate

Aptus Broadband
Bob’s Bar and R’ Breen & Son Funeral Directors
Daniel Whelan Engineering
 
Business to Business
Sponsored by Jones Business Systems

thesocialnetwork .ie
KCLR 96fm
Aptus Broadband
Blacknight
Matrix Recruitment
Wright Insurance Brokers
Denis Shelly Legal Costs Accountants Ltd
Sign Management Services
Swordfish Medical Ltd.
Catering Innovation Agency
 
Best Restaurant
Sponsored by CIA Ltd

Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Clashganny house restaurant
Curry Garden Indian Restaurant
Talbot Hotel
 
Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Talbot Hotel Carlow

Arboretum
Rathwood
Boland Carlow
Detail Menswear
Omega Fish Shop
 
Outstanding Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Harvey Nolan Chartered Accountants

Swordfish Medical Ltd.
Faceworks
Equinox Education Services Ltd
EquiRatings Limited
Barrow Consultancy and Training Ltd
Scats Bouncing Castles
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Catering Innovation Agency Ltd
English language Ireland
Fusion Elite Fitness
 
Business of the Year
Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Arboretum
Boland Carlow
Talbot Hotel
Daniel Whelan Engineering
Autolaunch Ltd.
Carlow Brewing Company
Codd Mushrooms
 
Special Award Categories
The nominees and winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Carlow Ambassador of the Year and Spirit of Carlow Award will be revealed on the night.

Visual Carlow will host the 2018 Carlow Business Awards on Thursday, September, 27 from 7pm.