The Sligo Champion in conjunction with the Sligo LEADER Partnership
Sligo Business Awards - The Sligo Champion in conjunction with the Sligo LEADER Partnership

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The  6th annual 2018 Sligo Business Awards held on Friday 05 October in The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa was a night to celebrate the best of business and entrepreneurship in Sligo.  The overall Sligo Business Awards winner was SL Controls.

Winners included Storylab – Best Emerging Business.  Aurivo – Best Retail.  Apex Controls – Best Customer Service.  Coolaney Development Company – Best Environment, Heritage & Community Enterprise.  Ward Automation – Best Innovation in Business.  Sligo Summer Festival – Best Tourism Award.  Sagesse Charolais – Best Farming & Agri Sector.  SL Controls – Best CSR.  Ophardt – Best Rural Business and Martina Hamilton of The Cat and the Moon – Best Female Led Business.

Broadcaster and entrepreneur Mr Ivan Yates was guest speaker at this years awards ceremony.

SL Controls – Overall Winner Sligo Business Awards 2018

Local businesses sponsoring the Sligo Business Awards include main partner Sligo LEADER Partnership, associate sponsors Callan Tansey, AIB, McSharry Foley, Money Plus, Bank of Ireland, IT Sligo, The Radisson Blu hotel & Spa, David McConville Orthodontics, Gilroy Gannon, Joe Kelly Fresh Fruits, Burns Car Sales-Skoda, OSD, Bibby Financial and Abbvie.

Sligo LEADER Partnership CEO Chris Gonley said: The awards are about recognition of people and organisations that have made an exceptional contribution to their businesses and in turn to Sligo. The awards cover a range of sectors and areas; the nominations will be open for everyone in the county to have their say on who deserves to be recognised”.



The Sligo Business Awards were created in 2013 in order to recognise the achievements of local businesses and reward them for their commitment to excellence and customer service.  6 years later The Sligo Business Awards has grown exponentially year on year into what is now one of the most prestigious business events in the Country.

Sligo Business Awards, now in there sixth year, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour Sligo’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success.

The event raises the whole profile of County Sligo and injects pride and confidence amongst employees and businesses, including the start-up industry.


  • Best New Emerging Award
  • Best Retail Award Sligo
  • Best Customer Experience Award Sligo
  • Best Environment, Heritage and Community Award Sligo
  • Best Innovation in Business Award Sligo
  • Best Tourism Award Sligo
  • Best Farming and Agri Sector Business Award Sligo
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award Sligo
  • Best Rural Business Award Sligo
  • Best Female Led Business Award Sligo
  • Sligo Ambassador of the Year Award
  • Sligo Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Special Recognition Award - Volunteer of the Year Award


Thanks to our associate partners…

Abbvie  AIB SligoBank if Ireland Sligo Money Plus McSharry Foley David McConville - Special OrthodonticsGilroy Gannon Bibby Financial Services Burns Car Sales-Skoda Radisson Blue Hotel & Spa Callan Tansey Solicitors IT Sligo     OSD Digital Agency IrelandJoe Kelly Fresh Fruit & Veg