Sponsors of the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards 2018

Flogas – Premier Sponsor

Established in Drogheda in 1977, Flogas Ireland is one of the leading suppliers of LPG and natural gas to residential and commercial customers and has now added electricity for the commercial sector to its energy portfolio.   Flogas has built a reputation for excellent service, flexibility and reliability and has been awarded the NSAI Quality System Certificate from the I.S. EN ISO 9002 series.

For special rates on LPG, natural gas and electricity for Drogheda & District Chamber members, please contact Flogas on 041-9831041 or visit www.flogas.ie


“AIB Drogheda is proud to back the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards 2018.  This marks our 9th year to sponsor the Business Awards, which demonstrates our continued commitment and support. This award acknowledges best Customer Service experience along with the commitment to offering the highest level of service to each and every customer.

Ken Rooney, Head of Business Banking and Nichola Tighe, Drogheda Community Manager, and their teams are committed to supporting the Retail sector locally and work tirelessly with our customers so they can leverage opportunity and have the right information and support to manage and grow their business successfully.

Find out about all the ways we’re backing small businesses and farmers at www.aib.ie/business “



Glanbia Ireland is the country’s leading dairy & agri-business company, exporting high quality produce to over 60 countries across the globe. Formed in July 2017 as a joint venture between the PLC and Co-op of Glanbia, our mission is to “Bring the Passion of Our Farmers to the World”. We truly believe in the goodness of dairy, which is why we carefully nurture everything that nature provides so that we can bring families across Ireland the very best. Produced locally in Drogheda, we included the celebrated consumer brands of both Avonmore and Premier milk amongst our extensive product range. Showing once more our commitment to the local community, and having been a patron of the 2017 festival, Glanbia is delighted to sponsor tonight’s Fleadh Award – contribution 2018.


Bank of Ireland

“Bank of Ireland Group is one of the largest financial services groups in Ireland and the largest lender to the Irish economy over the past four years. The Group provides a broad range of banking and other financial services to all sectors of the economy including consumers, businesses and corporates and also offers selected services in the UK and internationally. Bank of Ireland’s purpose is to enable its customers, colleagues and communities to thrive, while contributing to economic growth in its key markets.”


Hanley Energy

Hanley Energy is a globally recognised Energy and Critical Power innovator, headquartered in Ireland and with divisional offices in the United States, Australia, Germany and the Nordics.

Equipped with a wealth of experience and expertise spanning over 80 years, they design, source, supply, install and commission of turnkey critical power and energy efficient solutions – from the power grid all the way to the factory process equipment and Data Centre IT rack – coupled with comprehensive service and maintenance, training and consulting.

In this way, we help our clients to reduce energy costs, ensure 100% up-time and optimize their operational competitiveness.



Indaver Ireland is proud to be involved in the circular economy where waste is treated as a resource. In seven years in Duleek have generated approximately 800,000 MWh of energy, enough to power 180,000 homes. We produced this energy from over one million tonnes of waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill. We also recover metals, over 25,000 tonnes in the last 7 years. Our community fund has reached €1.5 million assisting local community projects.

Indaver is an international player in Europe, with facilities and operations in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Through improved recycling and maximum recovery of energy and valuable components, Indaver intends to keep leading the field in sustainable waste management.



WaterWipes is a fast-growing and ever-evolving business. The small team who originally worked with Edward McCloskey in Drogheda has grown exponentially as WaterWipes have gone from strength to strength, now present in 50 countries and with more than 200 employees across the world. Each new milestone brings with it a sense of achievement, and often a celebration, most recently to mark the milestone of producing 1 million packs in a single week. Specifically developed for newborn baby skin, WaterWipes are suitable and safe for sensitive skin, approved by Allergy UK and awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. WaterWipes contains no soap, SLS or parabens.”


Irish Cement Ltd

For eight decades, Irish Cement has been the market leader in Ireland for the supply of high quality cement products and technical expertise. With manufacturing locations in Limerick and Drogheda, Irish Cement continues to prioritise reliability, product consistency and security of supply for our loyal customer base.

Recent investments in energy efficient technology, alternative fuels and the introduction of Eco-efficient CEM II cement products at Platin Works Drogheda have underlined our commitment to the long term sustainability of Irish Cement.

Irish Cement seeks to exist as a good neighbour in the local community and has adopted a policy of open communication on environmental performance.   For further details please visit us at www.irishcement.ie”


Louth County Council

Louth County Council is delighted to be associated with the Drogheda & District Chamber Annual Business Awards through our sponsorship of the “Tourism Business of the Year“ category.

Our vision is to increase the number of visitors to the region by working in partnership to develop a world-class sustainable tourism experience.   The region, which is rich in heritage and legend, has much to offer the visitor.  We will continue to capitalise on our unique location within Ireland’s Ancient East, with Drogheda as the Gateway to the Boyne Valley and promote it as a premium tourist destination.

Congratulations all those who have been nominated in this category and we look forward to working in partnership with you in the future


Local Enterprise Office Louth

LEO Louth is delighted to be, once again, associated with the Drogheda & District Chamber Annual Business Awards and in particular our sponsorship of the “Best Start-up Business “category.

We play a central role in the economic well-being and growth of County Louth and want to work closely with all economic actors and stakeholders in the region to build a prosperous county for all our citizens.

We aim to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports that will enhance businesses in County Louth


Nature’s Best

Nature’s Best is a second generation family business, operating from a purpose built 80,000 sq. ft. premises in Drogheda. With over 350 employees we produce 280 healthy, delicious, convenience salads on a daily basis. We feed 1 in 4 families every week in Ireland.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Nature’s Best prides itself on the quality of all its’ products which are produced fresh daily to the highest technical and safety standards under an award winning management team.

Nature’s Best is committed to leading innovation in the chilled convenience sector in Ireland and through our partners in both the Retail and Foodservice Channels.

“Eat Healthy, Eat Green, Eat Local”.


Scotch Hall Shopping Centre

Scotch Hall Shopping Centre with over 50 shops and restaurants to choose from is Ireland’s premium centre in the North East located in a most picturesque setting on the River Boyne.  Anchoring the centre is Dunnes Stores both food and clothing and a host of other big names including  NEXT, Lifestyle sports, Monsoon, River Island , Superdrug and many more.  With over 400 full and part time staff in the centre it is a key employer in the community and we would encourage locals to shop local and in doing so creating and supporting local jobs.

We value our position within the community and continue to support a host of charities and initiatives throughout the year.


State Street

State Street is one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management as well as investment research and trading areas. We’re proud to be the country’s largest provider of fund administration services across both domiciled and non-domiciled funds, and Ireland’s No.1 custodian.* With offices in Dublin, Drogheda, Kilkenny and Naas,  State Street has the depth of experience and expertise to meet your complex, global investment needs.

Having established our operations in Drogheda in 2005 we have developed a strong relationship with our local community partners and other local businesses. State Street is now one of the leading financial services employers in the region with our professionals specialising in servicing the hedge fund industry globally.  For more information, please visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com/ie



YapStone is delighted to sponsor the Peoples Choice Award at the 2018 Drogheda & District Chamber Business Excellence Awards.

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, YapStone opened its international headquarters in Ireland in 2012 with a small office based in Dublin. We quickly moved to Drogheda and expanded our international operations, where today we employ over 100 people and are continuing to recruit and grow our presence here in the region.

We are experts in payments processing for global marketplaces and large vertical markets, including apartment rentals, vacation rentals, and homeowners associations.  By staying fully immersed in the complexities of electronic payments and constantly innovating, the YapStone team is able to deliver a platform that offers the convenience and flexibility that companies and consumers demand.

With over $15 Billion in payment volume annually, we are well on our way to changing how the world pays.