Testimonials from 2018 Awards
The awards night is building on its success every year with regular attendances. It’s an event that’s going from strength to strength as it brings together such a varied range of businesses. Every year I’m amazed at the calibre of businesses there is in the county. This is another strength associated with the awards in that they provide a brilliant opportunity to showcase these businesses and for people to network and interact.
There is always ambition in Kerry. It’s the same when it comes to having an ambition to win All-Ireland football titles; it sort of comes out as an ambition in the county to be the best. That’s very much in evidence in business as well. That’s why I’m interested in meeting the various people there who have business interests on the awards night.
Testimonials from 2016 Awards
It was great to meet with so many people who are essentially the driving force behind Kerry’s business community. The whole event was a positive reflection of the overall innovation and inspiration that is the cornerstone of Kerry’s business scene”.
John Feerick, Managing Director, The Kerryman
The awards tell the story behind the success, the commitment, sheer dedication and hard work that goes on behind the scenes in every business in Kerry. We would encourage all businesses to rally around and recognise the organisations that are performing well and that as many businesses as possible would either put themselves forward, or nominate someone else in one or more of the categories listed. These awards will also give your company the opportunity to see its profile rise and be seen as a model of success.
Siobhán Murphy, Sales & Marketing Manager, The Kerryman
2016 winners: Garvey’s SuperValu, Rock Street
The ‘Best Overall Business Award’ at the inaugural staging of The Kerryman Business Awards went to Garvey’s SuperValu, Rock Street. The independent judging panel took many factors into consideration when choosing this worthy winner and chief among them was the €2.2 million investment which transformed the Tralee store into a modern, new facility, which a year later is sustaining and creating local employment in the town.
Garvey’s SuperValu were in contention for three of the nine categories up for grabs at last year’s event, also winning ‘Best Retail Premises Award’.
“They’re worthy winners as they have invested hugely in their premises making it a place of high quality and convenience for customers. As well as being a great employer, they also support many local food suppliers,” said Siobhan Murphy, Advertising and Marketing Manager at The Kerryman.
Meanwhile, Tim Moynihan, Assistant Manager at Garvey’s, Rock Street, said of the win: “Obviously we were thrilled to get the award and it’s always a big thing to be recognised in your own county. Everyone is aware of the investment put into the Rock Street store by the Garvey Group and with the standards raised.”
Tim added: “We pride ourselves on supporting local and this award is a fitting testament to that approach. We’re very proud of the store and it’s one of the best in the county, if not the country. It’s the culmination of hard work and a dedicated team of staff and we’re pleased this was recognised by the judges.”