Sligo Chamber Announce Business Person of the Year 2014

Sligo Chamber is pleased to announce that Tommy Higgins, Chair of Access Media, is the Business Person of the Year 2014.  Sponsored by Vhi Healthcare, the Business Person of the Year Award is Sligo Chamber’s salute to a business person for their contribution to Sligo’s economic development. Tommy Higgins is currently Chair of Access Media which very recently successfully bid in public auction for the .tickets domain name. Tommy served as Executive VP of Ticketmaster Europe and Group Managing Director UK and Ireland. In 1986 Tommy formed a joint venture with a group of investors bringing HMV to Ireland. He established Ireland’s first fully computerized national ticketing company, Ticketshop which as part of a joint venture with Ticketmaster was re-branded Ticketmaster Ireland in 1997. He began his career in the music industry in Sligo in the 1970’s, operating a successful chain of retail music stores.

 President of Sligo Chamber, Catriona Walsh is delighted that Tommy Higgins is honoured as Business Person of the Year 2014, commenting that “Tommy has been a wonderful example to all of us in Sligo of how to combine passion and business acumen to deliver commercial success. Tommy’s recent involvement in Access Media Limited and The Dot Tickets Organisation is driven by the goal to create a safe, secure and trusted global domain environment (.tickets) for online ticket sales, marketing and promotions which are free from fraudulent activity.”
 Speaking on behalf of Vhi Healthcare, Ann Gallagher, Corporate Account Manager said “Vhi Healthcare is proud to be associated with this special award to the Sligo Business Person of the Year. Vhi Healthcare looks forward to presenting Tommy with his award at the Annual Chamber Dinner and wishes to congratulate him on his great success”.
Tommy will be presented with the Business Person of the Year Award at the Sligo Chamber Annual Dinner Dance next Saturday 8th November in the Radisson Blu Hotel.