The Fingal Dublin Chamber CSR Awards night, the standout event on the Chamber calendar, was held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Northwood, with 23 awards being presented on the night.
The glittering black tie event was hosted, as always, by the excellent Marty Whelan, of RTE fame, whose witty jibes kept the audience entertained for the entire evening.
The highlight of the night was the presentation of the JC Savage Fingal Business Person of the Year Award, which was awarded to local businessman, Luke Moriarty. This award, named in honour of the great JC Savage, is made each year to a highly successful business individual in the Fingal region whose outstanding achievements and ambition in the business world is widely recognised and acknowledged. These winners have inspired others to be successful and have served as role models in the local business community.
He now joins an elite group of previous recipients of this prestigious award, including Michael Dawson, Michael Hoey, Caroline Keeling, Michael Wright, Louise Phelan, tom Keogh and Dr David Keenan.
The night was unusual due to the absence of long time Chamber CEO, Tony Lambert, who stepped down from the post earlier this year. He was present on the night and enjoyed taking a more passive role than previously. His contribution to the success of this outstanding event was acknowledged by the host and all present. His successor, Anthony Cooney performed his duties with aplomb, ably assisted by Chamber President, Guy Thompson.
Spotcheck, the mystery shopping and business measurement services company carried out the judging and shortlisted entries in each category.
The fact that this gala awards night is getting bigger with each passing year, and is the standout event on the business calendar, is a testament to the success and growth of business in the Fingal region. The awards night, as is the norm, presented an excellent opportunity for local business people to come together and network in a spirit of vibrancy and enthusiasm, as they seek opportunities to promote themselves.