Meet the Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors

As ever we could not run these awards without the generous support of our sponsors. They are:


Indaver – Sponsor of Green Business Award

Indaver operates specialised facilities and intelligent waste management systems in a safe, sustainable, efficient way. With its headquarters in Belgium, Indaver was established in Ireland in 1977, and now employs over 180 people here. Indaver built and operates Ireland’s first municipal waste-to-energy facility in Co. Meath. Since 2011, the facility has recovered enough electricity from waste to power 155,000 homes.

Indaver operates in Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Italy, and Portugal. In 2015, we employed over 1600 people and managed over 5 million tonnes of waste across a range of activities, from recycling and composting, to waste-to-energy and the development of district heating networks. We have always led the field in treating waste as a resource, and are committed to the development of a circular economy.

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Glanbia – Sponsor of Lifetime Achievement Award

For 60 years, Glanbia Drogheda has provided employment to generations of local people.  While proud of our local history, with over 6400 employed people across a total of 38 countries worldwide, Glanbia is a truly global organisation. Committed to ‘delivering better nutrition for every step of life journey’ they pride themselves on their people and products. Glanbia Ireland is a leading supplier of branded consumer products to the Irish market. Their Avonmore brand is the second highest selling grocery brand in the market and prides itself as being the premium branded fresh milk on sale today. Their commitment to quality, innovation and new product development is exemplified by their fortified range of milks, including brand leaders such as Super Milk, Slimline, Heart Active and Protein Milk, all of which have redefined the milk category.

Today, milk products produce in Glanbia Drogheda can be found on shelves all over Ireland and though out the wider global market. Glanbia is delighted to once again sponsor The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Drogheda Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.


Irish Cement – Sponsor of Sport, Art & Culture Award

For over seven 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:

  • The sustainable specially prepared Alternative Fuels in replacement of fossil fuel usage improves our energy security, reduces the requirement for fossil fuel imports and improves our carbon footprint whilst diverting waste from landfill.
  • Irish Cement Eco-Efficient CEM II products have been specifically formulated to retain the performance of the traditional CEM I products and now account for over 80% of Irish Cement sales in Ireland.

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 their website



Louth County Council – Sponsor of Tourism Business of the Year Award

“Louth County Council is delighted to be, once again, associated with the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards and in particular 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. We want to capitalise on our unique location within Irelands Ancient East with Drogheda being the Gateway to the Boyne Valley. The region has so much to offer visitors from the historic walled town of Drogheda, Laurence’s Gate, Millmount,  Monasterboice Round Tower and Mellifont Abbey to name but a few. A suite of retail incentives was launched by Louth County Council this year which can only improve and enhance what is on offer to those visiting the historic town Drogheda.

We wish to congratulate all those who have been nominated in this category and look forward to working in partnership with you in the future



Local Enterprise Office Louth – Sponsor of Best Small Business Award

Local Enterprise OfficeLEO Louth is delighted to be, once again, associated with the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce 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



AIB – Sponsor of Retail Excellence Award

AIB Drogheda is proud to back the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards 2017.  This marks our 8th 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 “



Coca-Cola International Services – Sponsor of Woman of Vision Award

Coca-Cola International Services, located in Drogheda, at Southgate, is an important and integral part of the Coca-Cola System. Over 220 employees provide professional and innovative services, solutions and governance to Coca-Cola operations across six continents.
The highly skilled teams in Drogheda include; Global Finance Operations, Supply Chain Finance, Human Resources, Traffic, Legal, Procurement, Strategic Planning, Product Commercialisation, SAP and Information Systems.

The Southgate Team is a highly educated workforce, holding memberships of a wide range of professional bodies and has over 2,200 cumulative years of specialist experience within the Coca-Cola System.
The Coca-Cola Company is firmly rooted in the life of Drogheda, having operated here for over 40 years and annually supports over 80 different events in the areas of Community, Local Empowerment, Environmental and Active Healthy Living.




State Street in Ireland – Sponsor of Corporate Responsibility Award

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



Tayto Park – Sponsor of Start-up Business of the Year

Located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and just 30 minutes from Dublin is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, Tayto Park. With over 100 attractions to experience, there is certainly something for everyone. For the thrill seekers, the Cu Chulainn Coaster and new Viking Voyage at the Park are sure to get your adrenaline flowing. Challenge yourself high in the sky on the Extreme Climbing Walls or Sky Walk, let the kids explore our Playground, Steam Train Express or our Mini Ferris Wheel or take the Tayto Factory Tour, free with entry, and find out the history behind Tayto.

And for those who don’t need an increased heart rate to have a good time, enjoy a laid-back stroll through our zoo, where you can interact with the exceptional animal collection, from the mischievous meerkats to the largest of the big cats, the amur tiger.

For a full list of attractions, opening times and to book tickets visit



Cathedral Financial Consultants Ltd- Sponsor of Best Pub of the Year Award

Cathedral Financial Consultants Ltd is one of the largest financial services companies in the North East. Since being founded in 2003 we have been providing expert advice on all matters concerning Pensions, Investments and Protection throughout the region. Cathedral Financial Consultants Ltd has agencies with over 35 companies enabling us to offer advice, choice and solutions to cover a vast range of circumstances and provide long term financial security to our valued clients. Our team, which consists of seven senior financial advisors, including our two Drogheda based advisors, Larry Murphy and John Gallagher, have over 100 years industry experience and combined with our administration support team, we provide the highest level of financial advice and service to customers.



Hilton Foods – Sponsor of the Medium to Large Company Award

Hilton Foods Ireland is proud to sponsor the Medium to Large Category in the Business Excellence Awards 2017.

The company, part of Hilton Food Group PLC, commenced operations from its purpose built Drogheda facility in 2004.

Originally set up to supply own label pre packed Irish meat to Tesco Ireland, the company has increased its portfolio of products and customers resulting in significant growth and currently employs 330 people.

Having grown and expanded the business Hilton Foods Ireland knows the commitment and investment required for success and we would like to wish all entrants the very best.



Enterprise-Ireland – Sponsor of Exporter of the Year from Industry and Manufacturing Award

‘Enterprise Ireland is the Government Organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.  Enterprise Ireland works in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.’

Enterprise Ireland, North East is delighted to be involved with the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards and in particular to sponsor ‘The Best Exporter of the Year Award’ category.



Scotch Hall Shopping Centre – Sponsor of Social Media & Digital Marketing Award

Scotch Hall Shopping centre in Drogheda is Ireland’s premium centre in the North East located in a most picturesque setting on the River Boyne. The centre has over 50 shops and restaurants to choose from and is a destination of choice in the heart of Drogheda town.  Anchoring the centre is Dunnes Stores both food and clothing and a host of other big names to support with the only NEXT outlet in southern Ireland, Lifestyle sports, Monsoon, New Look Top Shop and much much more. There is lots of work going on in terms of bringing a great mix of restaurants to the centre.  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.

For a complete store listing you can check us out on or on facebook. We have plenty of events within the centre so do keep in touch with us. We also value our position within the community and continue to support a host of charities and initiatives throughout the year. We also commend the chamber for their drive and passion for all things Drogheda and the surrounding areas.



Nature’s Best – Sponsor of Best Coffee Shop & Dining Award

Nature’s Best Ltd. employs 300 people in Drogheda producing a wide range of fresh, short shelf life, chilled convenience foods.  Many of its 200+ products have become key staples in fridges in every home in the country as all Nature’s Best retail products are manufactured and packaged as Supermarket ‘Own Label’ items. The business supplies both retail and food service customers and counts all five major Irish retail chains within its key customer list.

All products are produced to very high specifications in a purpose built 80,000sq. Ft. factory located beside the M1. This Drogheda location is key to ensuring that these perishable products for all supermarket chain customers can reach Irish retail shelves in the freshest possible state within 24 hours of production. The business was started in a garage in 1985, it is family owned and now second generation managed.

Nature’s Best is noted for its innovation, reliability and award winning team.

“Eat Healthy, Eat Green, Eat Local”.



Zellwood Transport – Sponsor of Health, Beauty and Hair Award

Zellwood Transport Limited was established in 1995 as a family run business in North Dublin serving the FMCG markets in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.  The company has expanded its fleet in that time to encompass chilled, ambient and Hazchem haulage for clients.

The company is driven to exceed customer expectations and has implemented quality and environmental management systems which are certified to ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004.  The company is actively upgrading its fleet to Euro 6 engines to assure customers in the highly competitive FMCG markets that their deliveries will be punctual but environmentally friendly as well.