Finalists revealed for Sligo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2024

The list of finalists for the Sligo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2024, in partnership with Ocean Media, has been announced.

The winners in each of four categories will be revealed at the Sligo Chamber Annual Dinner with keynote speaker Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, on Friday 16th February at the Sligo Park Hotel.

The finalists include businesses that have demonstrated true innovation, executed a demonstrable environmental improvement project, invested in staff upskilling, and placed themselves in a strong position for growth. 

Ocean FM will profile each of the finalists in a business interview on ‘Up and Running’ with Claire Ronan, and they will also be featured in a series of promotional videos shared across social media. 

Aidan Doyle, CEO of Sligo Chamber, said: “The achievements of each of the businesses across the four categories of our Business Excellence Awards will make it challenging for the judges to select a winner. It is great to be once again hosting these awards that give due recognition to the dedication and achievements of the businesses that are building our economy. We are grateful to Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney TD for agreeing to be our keynote speaker on the night and for the support of our sponsors, Local Enterprise Office, AIB, Atlantic Technological University, Skillnet Ireland and Ocean Media.

The Four categories in the Excellence Awards are:

Skillnet Ireland Regional Excellence Award – sponsored by Sligo Chamber Skillnet


Plan Energy (Renewable Energy)

Sligo Park Hotel (Hospitality)

Ireland West Airport (Aviation)

This award was open to any company that engaged in staff training programmes 

and investment in personnel enhancement over the last 24 months. 

Local Enterprise Office Excellence Award sponsored by LEO Sligo


Connections Child Psychology (Child Psychology & Counselling)

Kirby Care Ltd (Care)

Innovision Media Limited (Technology)

The focus of this award is to recognise businesses that look set for growth and future employment and who have benefitted from the support of the Local Enterprise Office in Sligo.

Innovator Excellence Award sponsored by Atlantic Technological University


Eddie Carr & Co (Food Processing Machinery)

Taste of Sligo Tours (Food Tourism)

Lawrence Engineering (Engineering)

This award was open to any company that has demonstrated a true innovation in process or product or business offering.  

Net Zero Excellence Award proudly sponsored by AIB


Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo (Hospitality)

Rhatigan Architects (Architecture)

BBowes Ltd T/A O’Hehir’s Bakery (Food)

This award is aimed at businesses that have integrated and executed a demonstrable environmental improvement project in the last 24 months.