Athlone Firm Wins In Croke Park

CAPTION: left Mairead McGuinness, MEP & Vice President European Parliament, Brian McEniff, McEniff Hotel Group, Alan Hogan, Managing Director Heat Merchants and Dr Briga Hynes Chair of adjudication committee.

There was joy for an Athlone firm in Croke Park when a local business was honoured with two coveted All-Ireland Business Awards.

Athlone-based Heat Merchants was awarded the Brian McEniff Enterprise of the Year Award at the All-Ireland Business Foundation’s annual All-Ireland Business Summit and awards.

Heat Merchants’ managing director Alan Hogan was also named joint winner of the inspiring Business Leader of the year award.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is responsible for the overseeing the All-Ireland Business Summit and All-Ireland Business Awards ongoing All-Star accreditation, Thought leader awards and promoting peer dialogue among members.

Companies which hold Business All-Star Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation compete in the finals of the awards in a range of categories.

All finalists were judged on the day by a panel chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Insititute of Logistics.

This was the fifth annual All-Ireland Business Summit and Business Awards event.

This article was orginally published in the Westmeath Independent.