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The Tipperary Business Awards 2022 Winners

Published 2 months ago 15th October 2022 by Jamie O’Flaherty

The Tipperary Business Awards hosted by the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce took place at Hotel Minella on Friday night. Guests to the black-tie event was welcomed to the awards with a prosecco reception and music by Dom O’Driscoll. Following the reception, guests enjoyed a delicious four-course meal where the awards presenter Paul Collins soon got the prestigious awards ceremony underway. The evening’s event wrapped up with live music by Super Soul Machine.
The winners for each prestigious category have been revealed with a great spread of industries and locations all across the premier county.
The Social Enterprise of the Year award was sponsored by Boston Scientific, and the worthy winner was Down Syndrome Tipperary.

Social enterprise of the Year, Winner – Down’s Syndrome Tipperary. Siobhan Geary (representing sponsor), Annemarie Healy, Angela Corcoran, Paula Carney Hofler (Chamber President) and Linda Gillick.


The winner of the CSR Community Impact Award sponsored by Permanent TSB was the Showgrounds Shopping Centre Clonmel.

CSR Community Impact Award, Winner – Showground Shopping Centre, Paul Blanche, Showgrounds Shopping Centre Manager receiving the award from Chamber President Paula Carney Hofler for best in CSR Community Impact sponsored by Permanent TSB represented by Steve Nugent.


Ryans Cleaning Waste and Recycling Thurles won the award for Best in Workplace Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion supported by Grant Thornton.

Workplace Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion Award – Winner – Ryan’s Cleaning, Waste & recycling, Aisling Ryan, Vic Angley, Paula Carney Hofler, and Adrian Ryan.


The Skillnet Employer of the Year Award winner saw The Talbot Hotel Clonmel take home the prestigious title.

Employer of the Year Award, Winner – Talbot Hotel Clonmel, Noreen Condon, William Burke, Laura Jones and Paula Carney Hofler.


The Start Up of the Year Award supported by Local Enterprise Office Tipperary always receives the highest number of entries and gives the judges the most food for thought during their deliberations process. This year’s winner of the Start Up of the Year Award went to The Lunch Bag.

Start-up of the Year Award Winner – The Lunch Bag
Pat English, Roger Kennedy, Paula Carney Hofler, Ray Nangle, and Ger Killian.


The Energy Management Leadership Award sponsored by O’Gorman Brannigan Purtill has never been as important to Tipperary Businesses with energy costs soaring with category winner Ryans Cleaning, Waste and Recycling Thurles leading the way.

 Energy Management Leadership Award Winner – Ryans Cleaning, Waste & Recycling
Paula Carney Hofler, Aisling Ryan, Adrian Ryan


The AgriBusiness Award is the newest addition to the Business Awards, kindly sponsored by AIB, SAP Nurseries Cahir was crowned winner on the night.

 Agribusiness of the Year Winner – Sap Nurseries, Elaine Butler, Paula Carney, Hofler,and John Walshe.


The Digital Transformation Award sponsored by MSD saw Tipperary Tourism take home the much deserved award.

Digital Transformation Award Winner – Tipperary Tourism
Brian Killen, Liz Nallan, Sinead Cahalan, Marie Phelan, Paula Carney Hofler, and John G O’Dwyer.


Buttimer Engineering based in Cahir sponsored this year’s Innovation Award, the winner of the category was Borrisoleigh Bottling.

Innovation Award Winner – Borrisoleigh Bottling
Valerie Maher (green dress) Sean O’Sullivan, Claire Ryan (black dress), Paula Carney Hofler, 
Michael Ferncombe, and Dermot Honan. 


The Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Award went to Boston Scientific Clonmel, the award was kindly sponsored by Bulmer’s.

 Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Award Winner – Boston Scientific
Adrianna Vindos, Regina Fennessy, Paula Carney Hofler ,and Kieran Hogan.


The Outstanding Customer Experience Award sponsored by Camida saw Clonmel Credit Union announced as the winner of the much coveted title.

Outstanding Customer Service, Winner – Clonmel Credit Union. Martina O’Mahony, Celine Scully, Rachel O’Gorman, Tom Gleeson, Conor Hogan and Paula Carney Hofler.


The overall winner of the Business of the Year 2022 went to Ryans Cleaning, Waste and Recycling. Pat Ryan, CEO commented, “This is a family run business that sets the standards at the top of our industry, the events cleaning business in Ireland, UK and mainland Europe, this award means so much. It’s a pity my wonderful wife Philomena couldn’t be here for it, she’s visiting family in Australia at the moment, she’ll still get a great thrill from this though and I would like to thank the chamber, judges and sponsors involved.”
An independent judging panel led by Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise, TÚS were tasked with the tough job of selecting the finalists and winners. Notably, TÚS is the Education and Innovation Partner of the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce and its valuable support protects the integrity of the awards annually.

Best Overall Business Award, Winner – Ryans Cleaning, Waste & recycling, Pat English, Joe McGrath, Paula Carney Hofler, Pat Ryan, Aisling Ryan, Dr. Liam Brown.


The President’s Award went down a huge success in the eyes of the guests on the night. Sponsored by ABP Food Group, this year’s winner of the prestigious award was the one and only, Pat Shortt. This honourable award is bestowed by County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce President, Paula Carney-Hoffler. On the night Shortt commented, “Thank you so very much this award means so much to me and I’m so delighted to receive it tonight, thank you all.”

The President’s Award, Winner – Pat Shortt, Paula Carner Hofler, Pat Shortt and Simon Callanan.
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