Launch of County Tipperary Business Awards 2018

by admin on 28/05/2018

Celebrate the best in Tipperary Business 2018!

North Tipperary Launch @ Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre 31/5/2018


Following on from the fantastic success of the 2017 County Tipperary Business Awards, the preparation for the 2018 event will continue with a launch event at the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, on Thursday the 31st May at 6.30pm. Master of ceremonies for the launch event will be Fran Curry of Tipp FM.

In conjunction with our main sponsor, ABP Foods, our Innovation and Education partners, LIT, and our media partners, TippFM, County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce are delighted to continue our preparation for the 2018 Business Awards which will highlight and celebrate the great strengths and capabilities of business in the county. On a recent visit to LIT Questum Acceleration Centre in Clonmel, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., commented that the County Tipperary Business Awards offer an opportunity to “recognize enterprise excellence, innovation capability and exporting capability, … all of which are key to our success as a country”. Reflecting the close collaboration of County Tipperary Chamber with LIT in the county, he offered that “it is really important that Chambers recognize that by joining with institutes of technology, you can create a new dynamic” for business.

The County Tipperary Business Awards ceremony will showcase the very best business talent throughout the county. The event is being hosted by County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce with the co-operation of chambers in Cahir, Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh and Tipperary Town as well as the Mid-Western Business Network. Businesses of all sizes and types, operating in all segments of Tipperary commercial life, will have an opportunity to tell their story and be recognized for their positive contribution to the growth of Tipperary as a successful hub for commerce.

County Tipperary Chamber President, T.J. Kinsella says “We were astounded at the level of the positive reaction to the inaugural County Tipperary Business Awards in 2017. The participation from businesses across the county was phenomenal, representing the range of skills and capabilities that exist in our region. The standard across all categories was extremely high and I think this was wonderfully represented by our shortlisted nominees and eventual award winners. Every single one of those is an outstanding ambassador for Tipperary business. We look forward to continued collaboration with partner organizations, our sponsors, and even more businesses across the county to make the 2018 edition even stronger than before.


The County Tipperary Business Awards Gala Dinner will be held at the 4-star Clonmel Park Hotel on Friday, October 19th.

There will be twelve award categories, presented to the best business in each of the following:

  • Start-Up or Emerging New Business
  • Small or Medium Enterprise
  • Family Business
  • Large Business
  • Use of Social Media in Business
  • CSR or Contribution to the Community
  • Services Provider
  • Sports, Arts & Culture
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness.
  • Best in Retail
  • Tourism & Hospitality

There will be an Overall Business of the Year and the President’s Award for outstanding achievement will be announced on the night.


Application Process:

Step 1 – Application: go to


Step 2 – Award Notification: Applicants will be notified of their shortlisting for an award by selections by July 31st, 2018.


Step 3 – Award Presentation: Shortlisted Applicants will be invited to attend and will be publicly recognized at the County Tipperary Business Awards Black Tie Gala Dinner on October 19th, 2018, at the 4☆ Clonmel Park Hotel.


  • Each shortlisted applicant will have a short video created to be shown on the night of the awards

✦Each applicant will have their business promoted with our Media Sponsors TIPP FM, on our website, on our social media and in selected print media editorials. This constitutes FREE advertising for each applicant to a Tipperary audience.

  • You do not have to be a member of County Tipperary Chamber to enter the Awards.



2017 County Tipperary Business Award Winners:

Best Start-Up – Brodeen Fabrications

Best SME – Acorn Regulatory

Best Family Business – Cashel Blue Cheese

Best Large Business – ABP

Best Social Media – Tadgh O’Flynn Jewellers


Best Services Provider – Home Instead

Best Sports/Arts/Culture – Tipperary Racecourse

Best Food and Agricultural – Cashel Blue Cheese

Best In Retail, Tourism & Hospitality: Crocanoir and The Fayre

Best Training & Development Employer – SURECOM

Best Business of the Year – ABP

President’s Award – John Magnier of Coolmore


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