Dawn Meats Announced as Overall Business of the Year

Dan Browne (founder) and Niall Browne CEO , Dawn Meats, winners of the Overall Waterford Business of the Year Award, pictured with Dr Derek O’Byrne (President, Waterford Chamber). 					| Photo: www.gerryocarroll.com

Dan Browne (founder) and Niall Browne CEO , Dawn Meats, winners of the Overall Waterford Business of the Year Award, pictured with Dr Derek O’Byrne (President, Waterford Chamber). | Photo: www.gerryocarroll.com

Thirty of Waterford’s top businesses were honoured at the Waterford Business Awards, which were held on Friday evening last at Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford.

Topping the 10 categories were Spraoi in Arts and Culture; Shellac Nails for Best Small Business; Ballybeg Greens for Community & Social Enterprise; M & D Bakery in the Food & Agri category; Eirgen Pharma in Innovation & Technology; Dawn Meats in Manufacturing & Industry; Theatre Box in the Best New Business category, Mulligan’s Pharmacy Group in Retail, Eishtec in Services and in Tourism & Hospitality, The Reg took the title, while the Overall Winner of the Waterford Business Award was Dawn Meats.

Over 200 guests attended the prestigious event, which was organized by Waterford Chamber and media partners WLRfm and the top Waterford businesses were celebrated for their successes and their contribution to the local economy.

Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr James Tobin presented Dawn Meats with their award and commenting at the gala dinner, he said: “When I look at the nominees I realise we are celebrating Waterford’s best.

“These are people and businesses who would all hold their own in any company both nationally and internationally. Waterford’s future is indeed bright with these businesses leading the way and giving inspiration to others.”

Each category winner was presented with a custom designed Waterford Crystal trophy and the Overall Winner of the Waterford Business Awards, Dawn Meats, was presented with a custom design perpetual trophy.

Receiving the Waterford Business of the Year title, Niall Browne from Dawn Meats said, “We are delighted, I accept this on behalf of 400 plus employees in county Waterford and Waterford City, it is fantastic to win this award.” Upon being ask what advise he would offer to new businesses Niall recommended that they let common sense prevail, keep on trying and don’t give up.”

Waterford City and County Council sponsored the Overall Waterford Business Award, while category sponsors included Genzyme, AIB Bank, FBD Hotels, PwC, Coillte Panel Products, WIT, City Enterprise Centre, The Clock Tower Car Park, RIKON and Waterford Airport.

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