(LtoR) Aoife Lomasney, FRS Recruitment, with Gillian Ryan, FRS Training, at the LIBA (Little Island Business Association) Awards night in Cork.
Little Island Honours its Business & Community at The LIBA Awards 2013
Over 325 people attended The LIBA Awards 2013 which was the inaugural event organised by Little Island Business Association at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Little Island on Friday night. Gillian Ryan, FRS Training Ltd were nominated for Company of the Year 2013. The black tie event was addressed by Senator Deirdre Clune who was deputising for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton TD who was in India on a trade mission. Cork County Council was represented by the Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Deirdre Forde and Cork City Council was represented by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Kelleher. Dr. Gerald Kean was the after dinner speaker and the Deputy President of Little Island Business Association James O’ Sullivan also attended.
The President of Little Island Business Association, William Cuddy presented eight awards on the night and said, “it is very fitting that in our first year of operations as the business association for Little Island and district that we should have such a large business and community gathering here tonight in the year of the gathering. We are delighted that there is so much planned to happen in Little Island and we look forward to implementing a programme in conjunction with all stakeholder in the time ahead. Our nominees for The LIBA Awards 2013 are wonderful ambassadors for their businesses and organisations, for Little Island and for Cork and I thank them for their participation. Our eight awards tonight are being made to a group of people and organisations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and skill for their businesses and organisations and we are delighted to recognise them.”
The 2013 award winners are as follows –
. The Little Island Customer Service Person of the Year Award for 2013
– Dee O’ Regan of Centra
. The Little Island Employee of the Year Awards 2013 – Karen Caplis –
Greif Flexibles Ireland
. The Little Island Community Project of the Year Award 2013 – Fr.
John P Hegarty, Glounthaune Church Centre
. The Little Island Business Person of the Year 2013 – Chris Mee of
. The Little Island New Business of the Year 2013 – Brian O’ Riordan,
. The Little Island Area of the Year 2013 – O’ Flynn Construction for
Eastgate Business Park
. The Little Island Company of the Year 2013 – Yasmin Hyde, Ballymaloe
. The Judges Special Merit Award 2013 – Derek & Lorraine Walsh, The
Elm Tree Bar & Restaurant