Business Person of the Year Award to be presented at Sligo Chamber Dinner

Sligo Chamber of Commerce, in association with Ocean Media, will be announcing the Sligo Business Person of the Year Award 2015 at the Sligo Chamber Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday 14th November 2015. The Business Person of the Year Award is Sligo Chamber’s salute to a business for their outstanding contribution to the economic development of Sligo during 2015.
Speaking at the Launch of the Business Person of the Year, David Kiely, President of Sligo Chamber of Commerce said, “We are delighted that Ocean Media has joined us in sponsoring this most prestigious award in recognising those within the Sligo community who are “Helping Sligo Grow”. Nomination forms for the Business Person of the Year are available to download at  Business Person of the Year 2015 – Nomination Form or through the Chamber Office. Closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 6th Nov at 12 noon.  The Award will be presented at the Chamber’s annual dinner to be held in the Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday 14th November. The Dinner is being sponsored by AIB and Collins McNicholas HR and Recruitment Services Group and the Guest Speaker is Mr Frank Ryan, Chair of IDA Ireland.
Antoinette O’Flaherty, Regional Manager with Collins McNicholas, speaking at the launch of the event said “Collins McNicholas have had a long association with Sligo Chamber and we are very proud to be the joint sponsor for this event again in 2015. Collins McNicholas have worked on a number of projects with Sligo Chamber during the course of the year, all aimed at Helping Sligo Grow. Through collaborative participation in economic development projects, Collins McNicholas is playing its part in delivering a better future for all of County Sligo”.
Barry Naughton, Regional Director, AIB Bank stated “At AIB Sligo we value the close relationship we have with Sligo Chamber and recognise the pivotal role it plays in energising and supporting the commercial success of Sligo Town and its surrounding areas. We recognise that our role in AIB is to be the most influential supporter and enabler of business right across all the various sectors and we’ve rebuilt our structures to meet that challenge.  Through our Backing Brave approach we’re delivering approvals on loans up to €30,000 in 48 hours and approving 95% of all applications for credit. We’re also supporting new businesses with a tailored start-up package offering and our dedicated team of Business Advisors and Relationship Managers based in Sligo would be delighted to discuss any business idea or finance requirements. AIB Sligo are proud to be joint sponsor of the 2015 Sligo Chamber Gala Ball.”
Ocean Media are honoured to be sponsoring the Sligo Business Person of the Year award. It’s is the most prestigious award in Sligo Business and has a long and rich tradition of honouring those that have worked to create jobs and grow the economy of the region. “As the leading media business for the north west we are delighted to be involved in creating a platform for the Chamber of Commerce and to support this award which recognises the hard work and dedication that goes into being a business leader” – Daniel Browne Commercial Director Ocean Media
Pictured at the launch of the event – which will take place at the Sligo Park Hotel Hotel – are
Barry Naughton Regional Director North West, AIB Bank, Paul Keyes CEO Sligo Chamber, Antoinette O’Flaherty Regional Manager Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Service Group and Daniel Browne Commercial Director Ocean Media.