County Tipperary Business Awards 2017
“This is home for us”
John Magnier claims inaugural
County Tipperary Chamber ‘Presidents Award’
ABP Group wins ‘Business of the Year’ at county awards in Clonmel overnight
One of the world’s leading thoroughbred stud owners, John Magnier, has been selected as the inaugural winner of the County Tipperary Chamber President’s Award.
Thirteen awards in all were given out overnight at a gala, black-tie event in the Clonmel Park Hotel, recognising successful Tipperary based businesses in areas such as SME, Sports, Art & Culture, Food & Agriculture, Training & Development, Start-Up, CSR, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism, Large Company, Social Media, Family Business, and Services.
Pride of place, however, went to an adopted son of the county, stud owner and Cork native John Magnier as he received the County Tipperary Chamber President’s Award.
Magnier, who owns both Coolmore Stud and Ballydoyle Racing Stables in Tipperary, as well as employing 1,000 people there is a major benefactor to the local community and commended the county on its pro-business environment as he received last night’s award.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“Tipp has always supported us in Coolmore and Ballydoyle by being business friendly.”
Also speaking at last night’s event, County Tipperary Chamber President TJ Kinsella, Director of Production at Boston Scientific – employers of 1,000 people at their Clonmel plant - said that business in the county deserves to be recognised.
“Lots of folks know Tipperary is a great place to live. We’ve a great tradition of culture, sport. It’s a great rural atmosphere. But what people maybe don’t realise so much is we have some great business, from the multi-nationals to the small and medium enterprises; those start-ups, those family businesses that are just fantastic in Tipperary and we are here to congratulate and celebrate every one of those here tonight.
“My background is with multi-nationals. I am working with Boston Scientific. I have access to a multi-national. We are making great medical devices and yet I live in the countryside ten minutes from my desk.
“For a multi-national doing business in Tipperary, it’s fantastic and has got much better over the years. There’s a history of multi-nationals in Tipperary and what’s grown up is an ecosystem around that of small companies, of suppliers, of skilled employees, who go and bring those skills back to the companies to support them as they grow. So it’s a fantastic place to do business.”
Said John McLaughlin, General Manager, ABP Cahir, winners of the Best Business of the Year award: “It’s really special to win this award. It emphasises the hard work we have put in for a lot of years in this industry. This is an acknowledgement that we’re doing things right and it’s nice to be acknowledged by the other companies in Tipperary.”
BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS ARE
County Tipperary Chamber in association with our event Sponsor - Limerick Institute Of Technology, looked for businesses in the County that have achieved outstanding success in the past 12 months to enter the 2017 County Tipperary Business Awards.
The aim of the Awards is to give business in Tipperary a platform to showcase their accomplishments.
The Awards were announced at the Inaugural Annual County Tipperary Business Awards on October 13th at the 4* Clonmel Park Hotel - a night to celebrate and highlight business achievements, innovation and excellence in the County.
The winning businesses demonstrated a commitment to success through innovation, investment
expansion, strategic acquisition or service performance that has led to a significant increase in business.
AWARDS & SPONSORS
Award Chosen by Judging Panel
The Team that brought you the County Tipperary Business awards: Ian Cooke, Metis Ireland & Chamber Director, Mary O'Keeffe of Larry O'Keeffe Furniture & Chamber Director, T.J. Kinsella Director of Production at Boston Scientific & Chamber President, Laura Jones Sales & Marketing Manager at the Clonmel Park Hotel & Chamber Director, Frank McGrath Chamber Director and head of the team, Frances O'Hanlon of FOH Financial & Chamber Director and David Shanahan, CEO of the Chamber who brought you the webpages, social media and graphic design for the event.
County Tipperary Chamber of commerce
QUESTUM Acceleration Centre,
Ballingarrane Science & Technology Park,
Call 052 612 6500