Pictured: John Magnier, Coolmore Stud and Ballydoyle Stables, being presented with the President’s Award by T.J. Kinsella, President of Co. Tipperary Chamber, at the 2017 Tipperary Business Awards.

County Tipperary Chamber along with event sponsors ABP Foods, Limerick Institute of Technology and media partner Tipp FM, has launched its 2018 County Tipperary Business Awards. The awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in business in County Tipperary, will be announced at a Black Tie Gala Dinner held in the Clonmel Park Hotel on Friday the 19th of October 2018. Sponsors include Abbott Vascular, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary Skillnet, Allied Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland.

Earlier this year, Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton, T.D. commented that the County Tipperary Business Awards offer an opportunity to “recognise enterprise excellence, innovation capability, and exporting capability….all of which are key to our success as a country.”

Check out the highlights from the Tipperary Business Awards launch below:

Each award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the local business community in the following categories: SME; Large Business; Food & Agriculture; Start-Up or Emerging New Business; Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness; Corporate Social Responsibility; Retail; Tourism & Hospitality; Use of Social Media in Business; Family Business; Services Provider; Sports, Art & Culture. Awards also include an ‘Overall Business of the Year’ and the ‘President’s Award’.

Last year one of the world’s leading thoroughbred stud owners, John Magnier, won the County Tipperary Chamber President’s Award. John Magnier owns both Coolmore Stud and Ballydoyle Racing Stables in Co. Tipperary and is a significant employer in the county, employing approximately one thousand people. John Magnier had this to say upon receiving his award in 2017, “This is a humbling experience for us and I mean ‘us’ as I accept this award on behalf of everybody in Coolmore and Ballydoyle.  It means so much to us when we get this at home from all of you. This area benefits greatly from foreign investment but that foreign investment doesn’t have to stay here. In our case we have offices around the world but we encourage people to come here and we want our headquarters here. This is home for us.”

The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2018 awards is 30th June 2018. For more information contact County Tipperary Chamber at:

E-mail: info@countytipperarychamber.com

Telephone: +353 6126500

Website: https://www.countytipperarychamber.com/ctba2018.html