Drogheda Business Excellence Awards 2017



Green Business Award sponsored by our Premier Sponsor Indaver

  • Aura Leisure Centre
  • Close the Gate
  • Kierans Bros Deli

Small Business Award sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Louth

  • Drummond House Garlic
  • HIRO by Roisin
  • Sage & Stone
  • SkyHigh Productions
  • Financial Companion
Start Up Business Award sponsored by Tayto Park

  •          Boyne Boats
  •          HIRO by Roisin
  •          Listoke Distillery
  •          No Three Old Bar & Restaurant
Tourism Business of the Year sponsored by Louth County Council 

  • Boyne Boats
  • CityNorth Hotel & Conference Centre
  • The Highlanes Gallery
  • Listoke Distillery
  • My Streets Homeless Walking Tours
Retail Excellence Award sponsored by AIB 

  • Haven Holistic & Beauty Centre
  • Malone’s Toyota Drogheda
  • Peter Mark
  • Specsavers Optician
  • Gerry’s Fresh Food Bryanstown
Coffee Shop & Casual Dining Award  Sponsored by Nature’s Best

  • Ariosa Coffee
  • Barocco Bar & Tex Mex Grill @the Westcourt Hotel
  • Kanoodle
  • No Three Old Bar & Restaurant
  • Sage & Stone
Best Pub of the Year sponsored by Cathedral Financial Consultants Ltd

  • Barlows Railway Tavern
  • Barocco Bar & Tex Mex Grill @the Westcourt Hotel
  • Clarkes Bar
  • The Weavers
  • The Hops
Woman of Vision  sponsored by Coca-Cola International Services

  •          Bronagh Conlon
  •          Lolo Robinson
  •          Margaret Reilly
  •          Shona McManus
  •          Andrea Hermes
  •          Bridget Kerrigan


Exporter of the year form Manufacturing & Industry  sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

  •          Aphix Software
  •          Nature’s Best
Sport Art & Culture sponsored by Irish Cement

  • The Highlanes Gallery
  • Coastal Ballet School
  • Duleek Drama Players
  • St Olivers GAA
Hair Health & Beauty sponsored by Zellwood Ltd

  •          A Touch of Class Hair Salon
  •          Peter Mark
  •          Haven Holistic & Beauty Centre
  •          Simply Fit Food
  •          The Brow Boutique
  Medium to Large Business sponsored by Hilton Foods Ireland 

  •          Aura Leisure
  •          Nature’s Best
  •          Osborne
  •          Specsavers Opticians
  •          Malone’s Toyota Drogheda


Social Media & Digital Marketing Award sponsored by Scotch Hall Shopping Centre 

  •          CityNorth Hotel & Conference                     Centre
  •          Coppertops Digital Marketing
  •          Count Her In
  •          Simply Fit Food
  •          Sixtwo Digital
  •          Dawn LA Blog
Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Statestreet 

  •          Bank of Ireland
  •          Drogheda & District Support 4                     Older  People
  •          Drogheda Sail Training Bursary
  •          Louth Volunteer Centre



To those entries that were unsuccessful this year, we would like to sincerely thank them for their time and effort in entering. We wish them and their business every success for the future. There is an opportunity in January 2018 to receive feedback from the judges at a scheduled workshop. Details published closer to the time.

Key Information

UPDATE, 18th OCTOBER 2017:
Our Public Vote system has been split into two phases – Phase 1 and Phase 2. For Phase 1, the voting was open from 11th September until 14th October 2017. Thank you for supporting local business. We had an amazing response with over 5,000 individual responses!

Phase 2 is open! Voters can now see the 14 categories plus the Finalists. Voting will remain open until Thursday, 12 Noon 2nd November. Scroll down for link…




Wednesday 18th Oct
Short list of category finalists announced

23 October – 6 Nov
Mystery Shopper visits

Tuesday 7th Nov
Judges interview category finalists

 Saturday 18th Nov
Awards Presentation in the CityNorth Hotel

Red Carpet Arrival & Drinks Reception @ 6:30pm

Followed by Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Live Entertainment

Dress: Black Tie

Tickets available from the Chamber Office 041 9833544


€90 pp     1 – 4  Tickets Purchased
€80pp      5 – 9  Tickets Purchased
€70 pp    10 – + Tickets Purchased


EventBright (which will include a handling fee)



The Next Stage…..

  1.  Attend the Ball
    The winners of each category will not be announced until the night of the Awards. The Award ceremony will take place on Saturday the 18th of November in the CityNorth Hotel. The glittering, Black Tie social event of the business calendar promises to be a wonderful night and provides a great opportunity to relax and celebrate the success of the last year so make sure you have your calendar marked!





Meet the Sponsors

Click to view all our sponsors





Business Award Categories

Click to view the full listing of Categories in this year’s awards.