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Cavan Business Awards 2013/2014

Cavan Business Awards 2014

The Cavan Business & Tourism Awards 2013/2014 took place on Friday 16th October 2014 in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan. The sponsors of the awards included the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan County Enterprise Board, Employ Ability Cavan AIB and Kelly Rahill & Co Accountants. 

With 24 businesses nominated across eight categories this year, the judging panel had their work cut out for them. The judges were Marcella Rudden, business advisor, Cavan Local Enterprise Office (LEO); Johnny O’Hanlon, director, Local Ireland; Jack Keyes, former Cavan County Manager and Tony Walker, general manager, Slieve Russell Hotel. Here are your finalists and winners for 2014...

Best New Business

-Abbey Insurance Ltd

-Nua Restaurant [Farnham Arms Hotel]

-Union Music School

WINNER-Nua Restaurant [Farnham Arms Hotel]


Most Innovative Business

-Abcon Industrial Products

-Breffni Air Ltd

-Bridgefield Farm

-Moran Homestore

WINNER Breffni Air Ltd


Customer Service Gold Award

-ADVANCE Cleaning

-Cinnte Technology

-MK Sounds Ltd

-O’Donohue’s Pharmacy



Retailer of the Year

-Expert Hardware

-Sally west

-Sheelin Meats

WINNER Sheelin Meats


Sales Assistant of the year

WINNER Mary McKiernan from McDaid’s Pharmacy at Main Street, Kilnaleck


Tourism: Most Progressive Company of the year

-Crover House Hotel

-Farnham Estate Golf & Spa

-Virginia Show

WINNER Virginia Show


Most Inclusive Employer [Disability]

-The Oak Room Restaurant

-Kiernan’s Service Station

-Radisson Blu Farnham

WINNER Kiernan’s Service Station


International Personality of the Year

-Neven Maguire


OVERALL WINNER: Virginia Show Society won the Cavan Overall Business/ Tourism Company of the Year 2014 award on the night. 

Cavan Business Awards Winners 2013/ 2014

The overall winners, the Virginia Show Society. From left: Yvonne Kilkenny, Michael Barry, Kaye Duffy, Tony Walker, General Manager, Slieve Russell Hotel, sponsor; Sean Farrelly; Frank Mulrennan, CEO, Celtic Media Group; Kathleen Duffy; Jodie Gilsenan and Eithne Barry.


Click on the image below to read the supplement in full which features editorial and pictures on all of our finalists.

Cavan Business Awards 2013/ 2014