Limerick retailers recognised at Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016

Limerick retailers recognised at Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016

Pictured:  Sinead and Tadhg of Tadgh Kearny Jewellers, with presenters Hector and Evanne Ni Chuilinn, at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016.

Limerick retailers recognised at Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016

Congratulations to Hook & Ladder for winning Best National Artisan Food Store 2016 at the Retail Excellence Awards.

Limerick retailers continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence in Ireland with 4 of the county’s leading stores recognised at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016 in association with Barclaycard.   

Following hundreds of entries Retail Excellence Ireland awarded the best in class winners in key sector groups with the Limerick award winners being Hook & Ladder, Sarsfield Street which won Best National Artisan Food Store 2016, O’Donnell Boutique, Catherine Street which won Best National Ladies Fashion Store 2016, Compu b, O’Connell Street and Tadhg Kearney Jewellers, Thomas Street, who won Best National Electronics & Tech Store 2016 and Best National Jewellery Store 2016 respectively.

Reaffirming Limerick as a growth area in retail David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland said ‘Limerick continues to build on the investment it has received over the last number of years and Limerick retailers are at the fore of delivering superb service with state of the art premises. The highest standard of service, customer engagement, display and levels of investment amongst Irish retailers made choosing this year’s winners particularly difficult, that said the achievement by Limerick retailers was second to none. To have four of the bst stores in Ireland in one city is an incredible accolade for the city’.

The Awards were co-presented on Saturday night (7th November) by RTE’s Hector Ó hEochagáin and sports presenter Evanne Ni Chuilinn. The sell-out event was attended by more than 500 representatives of the retail industry in Ireland. The Awards are the biggest event in the Irish retail industry calendar.

Limerick retailers recognised at Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016

Congratulations to O’Donnell Boutique for winning Best National Ladies Fashion Store of the Year 2016.

 

The award winners are –

NATIONAL STORE OF THE YEAR

National Store of the Year & Best Furniture & Flooring Store 2016 – TileStyle, Ballymount, Dublin 24

 

TOP5 STORES

Top5 Store of the Year 2016 – The Store @ Guinness Storehouse

Top5 Store of the Year & Best Butcher Store 2016 – James Whelan Butchers, Monkstown, Co Dublin

Top5 Store of the Year & Best Health & Beauty Store 2016 – L’Occitane en Provence, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork

Top5 Store of the Year 2016 – Tony Kealys, Belfast

 

SECTORAL AWARDS

Best Forecourt Store 2016 – Topaz, Cashel, Tipperary

Best Artisan Food Store 2016 – Hook & Ladder, Sarsfield Street, Limerick

Best Menswear Store 2016 – Galvin Tullamore, Tullamore

Best Grocery Store 2016 – Joyces Supermarket, Headford, Galway

Best Restaurant & Coffee House 2016 – Kay’s Kitchen, Blanchardstown

Best Pharmacy Store 2016 – Hickey’s Pharmacy, Ballincollig, Cork

Best Pet Store 2016 – Maxi Zoo, Liffey Valley, Dublin

Best Home, Gift & Interiors Store 2016 – The Kilkenny Shop, Newbridge, Kildare

Best Ladies Fashion Store 2016 – O’Donnell Boutique, Limerick

Best Garden Centre 2016 – Horkans Garden & Lifestyle Centre, Castlebar

Best Electronics & Tech Store 2016 – CompuB, Limerick

Best Footwear Store 2016 – Gosh Shoes, Galway

Best DIY & Agri Store 2016 – Homeland, Swinford, Mayo

Best Opticians Store 2016 – Mullingar Opticians, Mullingar, Westmeath

Best Jewellery Store 2016 – Tadhg Kearney Jewellers, Limerick

 

PEOPLE AWARDS

Rising Star of the Year 2016 – Brendan Lydon, Nestor’s Supervalu, Galway

Store Manager of the Year 2016 – Fran Lawlor, The Orchard, Celbridge, Kildare

 

COMPANY AWARDS

Best Small Company of the Year 2016 & Overall National Company of the Year 2016 – Arboretum, Carlow

Best Medium Company of the Year 2016 – Kay’s Kitchen, Dublin

Best Large Company of the Year 2016 – ARI The Loop, Dublin Airport

 

WEBSITE AWARD

Website of the Year 2016 – Harveynorman.ie

 

SUPPLIER AWARD

Supplier of the Year 2016 – DPD, Athlone, County Westmeath

 

For further information contact:

David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland – 087 2535482

Lynn Drumgoole, Head of Communications, Retail Excellence Ireland – 085 1052058

 

About the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards

The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in association with Barclaycard recognises Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites. This is the 18th year of the industry awards which command over 600 entries annually. The awards function is to drive retail excellence in Ireland’s largest industry – Retail.

 

About Retail Excellence Ireland

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. REI aim to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top class retail standards and skills and promoting a vibrant and competitive world class retail industry in Ireland. Retail Excellence Ireland involves 1,300 leading retail companies who operate over 12,000 stores in the Irish market. REI is a not for profit organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, commercial services, Government representation and member networking initiatives.

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