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Causeway Awards Night a Great Success

It was a glamorous affair at the Second Annual Causeway Awards Night at the Glasgow City Chambers. High profile business people from Ireland and Scotland were treated to a drinks reception in the beautiful Picture Gallery, hosted by the Rt Hon Lord Provost Eva Bolander, followed by a delicious dinner in the magnificent ballroom.

There was tremendous goodwill in the room for businesses and business people further forging solid commercial and cultural links between Scotland and Ireland. We celebrated great work and achievements in several areas:

Winner of the Inspirational Business Leader: Martin Tangney OBE, Celtic Renewables

Winner of the Export Irish Business of the Year: Techrete

Winner of the Export Scottish Business of the Year: Neo Environmental

Winner of the Sustainability & Social Impact: Business Fives

Winner of the Innovative Business of the Year: Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG)

Winner of the Causeway Award: Malones

Sponsored by leading engineering consultancy, Jacobs,The black tie event was attended by 180 delegates.


Joe McHugh TD, Chief Whip and Irish Minister of State for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands and Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown  MSP were also present on behalf of both the Scottish and Irish Governments and gave rousing speeches.

Joe McHugh stated “I would like to congratulate Causeway on a very successful second year championing Irish-Scottish business links and developing trade and investment between Ireland and Scotland".      


Keith Brown said that “Causeway has played an active role in encouraging businesses to explore the opportunities that exist in both our markets”.

Commenting on the awards, Colm Moloney, Causeway Chairperson said: “The diversity of shortlisted organisations reflects the spread of businesses looking to develop business opportunities on both sides of the Irish Sea. We have been fortunate in our success in attracting support not only from businesses such as Jacobs but also the Scottish and Irish Governments who recognise the value of the network.”

Adding to Colm’s remarks, David Reid, Vice President Growth and Sales Europe at Jacobs, said: “Having been involved in the network since it launched, Jacobs recognises the value it has provided in bringing together businesses and Government on a wide range of topics to drive growth and opportunity in Ireland and Scotland.  We are delighted to be supporting this year’s awards night and the continued success of the network.” 

We had some fantastic prizes for our raffle which was in aid of Glasgow based charity Refuweegee, including a star prize of a return trip to Donegal from Glasgow courtesy of Tourism Ireland and Loganair.

Thanks again to all our sponsors Jacobs, Fexco, CMS, RSM, Enterprise Ireland and Represent and congratulations once more to our worthy winners on the night.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year at our Awards Ceremony- and at many Causeway hosted events between now and then.


   


 

 

 

Author: Grainne McMenamin

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