• Business Excellence & CSR Awards


    It's time to honour, recognise and reward the success of the business community in the Fingal Dublin region.

    The awards appeal to business people who feel that they are working smarter than their competitors and want to create a business edge by promoting excellence in the quality of their products, services and customer experience. Winning one of these awards raises a person or company’s profile, enhances their reputation and helps in attracting new business.

    We wish to thank our sponsors, particularly the main sponsor, Fingal County Council, for their support and commitment to making these Awards a very special and prestigious event. 

    This year a record number of entries have been received and the quality of the applications has also improved. The full list of finalists is available below.

    We look forward to seeing you at the Gala Awards Presentation Night on the 15th of November in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport.

    To book tickets now, click here.


    Finalists 2019

    The People Awards

    Business Person of the Year - sponsored by the Dublin Airport

    Finalists undisclosed

    Young Business Person of the Year - sponsored by the TU Dublin Blanchardstown

    • Ciaran Brennan, CEO, LiveCosts.com
    • Graham Brocklebank, CEO, Peer
    • Rodrigo Prado, MD, Cabana Cafe

    Employee of the Year - sponsored by the Osborne Recruitment 

    • Ciara Couch, Ikea
    • Charlie Healy, One4all Gift Cards
    • Donna Byrne, Kilkenny Group
    • Ioan Vartic, Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
    • Ivy Socha, CommSec
    • John Downey, MCS Carpets
    • Lucian Ioan, Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa
    • Moira Cassidy, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
    • Ruth Aston, Swords Pavilions

    Team of the Year - sponsored by the Country Crest

    • Ballymaguire Foods, Lusk
    • Fingal County Council Communications Unit, Swords
    • Grafton Recruitment, Swords
    • Keelings Marketing Team, St Margaret's
    • Kilkenny Shop, Swords
    • Malone Group, Ballycoolin
    • Michael JF Wright Hospitality Sales Team, Swords
    • Osborne Recruitment, Blanchardstown



  • The Business Excellence Awards

    Best Large/Corporate Business - sponsored by McInerney Saunders 

    • Ace Express Freight, Lusk
    • Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport
    • IBM Ireland, Mulhuddart
    • Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport
    • One4all Gift Cards, Swords

    Best Small/Medium Enterprise - sponsored by Local Enterprise Office, Fingal 

    • Carbon Paint Centre, Finglas North
    • CommSec, Blanchardstown
    • Everest Snacks, Blanchardstown
    • Indie Spice Grill, Swords
    • Malahide Castle and Gardens
    • Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate
    • Osborne Recruitment, Blanchardstown
    • Reconcile Engineering, Santry

    Best Start Up/New Business - sponsored by the LINC @ TU Dublin Blanchardstown 

    • K-Star Academy, Blanchardstown
    • LiveCosts.com, Blanchardstown
    • Wind of Change, Blanchardstown

    Best Public Service - sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport 

    • DCU's Access Service, Dublin City University
    • Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal, Swords
    • Student Transformation Learning Record (STLR), TU Dublin

    Best Not for Profit Organisation - sponsored by the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport 

    • Action Ireland Trust, Malahide
    • Diabetes Ireland, Santry
    • Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre
    • Empower, Blanchardstown
    • Prosper Fingal, Skerries
    • Skerries Youth Support Services

    ​Best in International Trade - sponsored by Malone Group

    • Ace Express Freight, Lusk
    • Reconcile Engineering, Santry
    • MW Control Solutions, Donabate

    Best Innovation in Business - sponsored by AIB

    • Affidea - Affidea Connect
    • Emovis Ireland - M50 Quick Pay App
    • Newbridge House and Farm - Farmyard Discovery Trail
    • Flexsource - Sirenum
    • IBM Ireland - The Social Campaign Manager
    • Keogh's - Keogh's Popcorn
    • One4all Gift Cards - One4all Digital 

    Best Marketing Campaign - sponsored by VHI Healthcare

    • Emovis Ireland, Blanchardstown
    • Fingal Tourism Development Office, Swords
    • Keelings, St Margaret's
    • Keogh's, Oldtown
    • Neary's, Lusk
    • Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate
    • Roganstown Hotel & Country Club, Swords

    Best in Training & Upskilling - sponsored by Skillnet Ireland

    • Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa, Dunboyne
    • iTechRepairs.ie, Swords
    • The Noel Group, Santry
    • The Old Borough JD Wetherspoon, Swords



  • The Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    Best Community Involvement (Large/Corporate Business) - sponsored by Ulster Bank

    • Aramex Ireland, Ballyboughal
    • Ardmac, Swords
    • Alexion, Blanchardstown
    • daa, Dublin Airport
    • Dublin Airport
    • Fujitsu Ireland, Swords
    • Java Republic, Ballycoolin
    • SK biotek Ireland, Swords

    Best Community Involvement (Small/Medium Enterprise) - sponsored by Paypal

    • Anatomic Fitness, Castleknock
    • Swords Express, Ballycoolin
    • Swords Pavilions, Swords

    Best Environmental Practices - sponsored by Keelings

    • Alexion, Blanchardstown
    • Ardmac, Swords
    • Channor Group/Blanchardstown Corporate Park
    • Country Crest, Lusk
    • Dublin Airport
    • Foodspace, Blanchardstown
    • Fujitsu Ireland, Swords
    • SK biotek Ireland, Swords

    Best Workplace - sponsored by Bank of Ireland

    • Alexion, Blanchardstown
    • IKEA Dublin, Ballymun
    • Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links



  • The Customer Experience Excellence Awards

    Best Professional Service - sponsored by Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

    • KBC Bank, Swords
    • McInerney Saunders, Swords
    • Osborne Recruitment, Blanchardstown
    • Progressive Credit Union, Balbriggan
    • Signature Blinds, Blanchardstown
    • Swords Orthodontics
    • Techstorm Consulting, Mulhuddart

    Best Retail Outlet - sponsored by One4all

    • Colourtrend Paint and Wallpaper Store, Swords
    • Deb's Dresses Dublin, Swords
    • Inglot Cosmetics, Swords
    • Kilkenny Shop Swords
    • MCS Carpets & Wood Flooring, Swords
    • Neola Apparel, Malahide
    • Parfois, Blanchardstown
    • The Loop, Dublin Airport

    Best Leisure/Tourism Service - sponsored by Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

    • Dublin Airport
    • Malahide Castle and Gardens
    • Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate
    • Roganstown Golf Club, Swords
    • Swords Pavilions

    Best Place to Stay - sponsored by Aer Lingus

    • Carlton Dublin Airport
    • Castleknock Hotel
    • Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
    • Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
    • Kettles Country House Hotel, Swords
    • Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport
    • Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
    • Radisson Blu Dublin Airport
    • Roganstown Hotel & Country Club, Swords
    • The Old Borough JD Wetherspoon, Swords

    Best Place to Eat - sponsored by Swords Pavilions

    • Aqua Restaurant, Howth
    • Collage Restaurant @ Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport
    • Earth & Vine @ Castleknock Hotel
    • Gourmet Food Parlour, Santry
    • Indie Spice Grill, Swords
    • Mayfly Restaurant @ Carlton Dublin Airport
    • Shaker & Vine, Swords
    • The Betsy, Swords
    • Wrights Anglers Rest, Strawberry Beds
    • Wrights Findlater, Howth

    Best Pub - sponsored by the Fingal Independent

    • Botanic House, Glasnevin
    • Man O'War Pub, Courtlough
    • The Betsy, Swords
    • The Bloody Stream, Howth
    • The Old Borough JD Wetherspoon, Swords
    • Wrights Cafe Bar, Swords

    Best Tea/Coffee Shop - sponsored by Java Republic

    • Cabana Cafe, Balbriggan
    • Look Mam No Hands, Balbriggan
    • Seomra Tae, Malahide
    • The Cottage, Swords
    • The Tartan Larder, Swords
    • The Brew, Ballyboughal


    Assessment of Entries

    Insight6, the customer experience specialists, will carry out the measurement and adjudication of the Fingal Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2019 on behalf of Fingal Dublin Chamber. A number of key performance indicators have been created for each award and these will be measured using a combination of mystery shopping visits, mystery phone calls and judging panels of independent experts.

    A shortlist of finalists for each award will be selected to go forward to the finals at the Gala Awards Presentation Evening. All shortlisted finalists must attend the event to be eligible to win an Award. Finalists will receive a feedback report from the judges.


    Gala Awards Presentation Evening

    The winners will be announced at the prestigious black-tie Gala Awards Presentation Evening that will take place in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport in Santry on Friday, 15th November 2019. The event is sponsored by Fingal County Council and hosted by RTÉ’s Marty Whelan and starts with a Drinks Reception at 6:30pm followed by Dinner and the Presentation of Awards at 7:00pm, and a band on stage to close out the night.

    Tickets for this prestigious event must be booked in advance and cost €145 (incl. VAT) per person. Tables of twelve can also be booked to invite clients or colleagues along for what is always a special night of celebration for the business community.

    Tickets go on sale on 12 October and can be booked via the Chamber website.


  • Important Dates

    Open for Applications 

    23 August

    Closing Date for Applications (Extended)               

    27 September (4 October)               

    Gala Awards Evening Tickets on Sale    

    12 October

    Shortlisted Finalists Announced

    12 October

    Researcher Visits to CX Finalists 

    13 October - 8 November    

    Gala Awards Presentation Evening

    15 November

    Access to Results Portal

    20 November

    * Please note revised dates following deadline extension for entries.


    Terms and Conditions

    • Closing date of entries: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 5:00pm.
    • The schedule dates are subject to change.
    • Applications must be submitted via the online Awards system. Please note that additional pages and supporting documents may also be uploaded.
    • Each entrant can enter up to seven categories. 
    • Entries to an award which are deemed to be misaligned may be moved to a more appropriate category.
    • Once an entrant is announced as a shortlisted finalist, they cannot withdraw from the competition.
    • Shortlisted finalists must be present at the Gala Awards Presentation Evening in order to be eligible to receive an Award.
    • The judges’ decision will be final. 




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