Fifteen local businesses have been short-listed for the Kells Business Awards, which will be presented at the Kells and District Chamber President’s Ball on Saturday 22nd February in the Headfort Arms Hotel.
On the shortlist for the Best Retail Outlet are Dunnes the Premier House, Kells Book Shop, Lynch's Pharmacy, Make Your Own Wine and Carrs Centra.
The Best Business for Business in Kells Award is in line with the Chamber’s ‘Keep It Kells’ campaign and will go to the business judged to be the best supporter of fellow businesses in Kells.
In line for this award are Fit Factory, Muldoon’s Pub and Cooper Insulation.
The shortlist for the Business Putting Kells on the Map includes the Hay Festival , Gary O'Meara of the Kells Enterprise Centre, Kilbeg Dairies and Bank of Ireland, Kells. This award will go to a business that has been successful on a national or international level and has raised the profile of Kells at home and abroad.
The Best Marketing Promotion award nominees are Tommy Dowd Oil, Headfort Golf Club and ‘ I Find Parts.’ This category aims to acknowledge a business that is particularly creative and innovative when it comes to marketing, public relations and social media.