The Carlow Business Awards 2018 winners have been announced. Unum is proud to have sponsored the Employee of the Year category won by Kealan Brennan. Congratulations Kealan!

Full list of winners are below

CategorySponsored byWinner
Community AwardKCLRCounty Carlow Hospice
Best Licensed PremisesCurry Garden Indian RestaurantTullys Bar
Food and Beverage Producers AwardClashganny House RestaurantSmyth and O'Reilly Artisan Irish Distiller
Best Casual DiningOsbornesThrive Cafe
Best Presented Premisies / Shop Front – Carlow TownCarlow County CouncilCarlow District Credit Unuion LTD
Best Presented Premisies / Shop Front – Tullow & CW NorthCarlow County CouncilMurphys Butchers
Best Presented Premisies / Shop Front – Muine Bheag & CW SouthCarlow County CouncilStep House Hotel
Spirit of Carlow AwardFairgreenEileen Doyle
Best New Retailer of the YearUlster Bank DACThe Wedding Accessory Store
Best Start Up / Emerging Business AwardCarlow County Council – Local Enterprise OfficeBallyshane Studio
Customer Service Professional ServiceHorizon Safety SystemsAK Graphics
Employee of the YearUnumKealan Brennan
Exporter of the Year AwardAIBBurnside Autocyl (Tullow) Ltd
Technology AwardSimply WorkflowEquiratings
Marketing AwardIt CarlowEquinox Education Services Ltd
Ambassador of the YearDooley MotorsTurlough O'Brien
Hidden GemBurnside Autocyl LtdCafe De Mode
Best Fesitval or Tourist ExperienceBarrow TrainingBorris Festival of Writing & Ideas
Venue of the Year AwardCarlow Dental CentreDinn Ri
Rural Innovation AwardCarlow County Council R-Innovate ProgrammeDaniel Whelan Engineering
Business to Business AwardJonas Business SystemsCatering Innovation Agency
Best RestaurantCIA Ltd (Catering Innovation Agency Ltd)Clashganny House Restaurant
Retailer of the YearTalbot Hotel CarlowOmega Fresh Fish Centre
Lifetime Achievement AwardArboretum – Home and Garden HeavenEileen Brophy
Outstanding Small Business of the YearHarney Nolan Chartered AccountantsThe Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Business of the YearBank of IrelandAutolaunch Ltd