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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Having received a record number of award entry nominations across all 10 categories, our independent judging panel will examine applications from Sligo businesses.  Over 30 local enterprises will be shortlisted to go forward for the coveted overall ‘Best Sligo Business Award 2018’.

During the interview round, finalists will make a brief presentation before a panel of judges.  Following this, the overall winners will be determined in each category and announced on Friday 05 October at our Gala Awards ceremony taking place in The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa.

Sligo Champion’s Business Development Manager Lorraine McDonnell said ‘We are thrilled to have received such a high volume of applications this year.  The standard of applications was excellent; it demonstrates the quality of local enterprises in County Sligo.  Book your table today and join with the cream of Sligo’s businesses at this year’s gala awards ceremony, where the who’s who of Sligo business will celebrate excellence in enterprise across the county.  Guests can look forward to a sumptuous four course dinner, with pre-dinner drinks.

Don’t delay book today! The awards ceremony was a sell-out last year.

Well known TV personality Mr Ivan Yates will be guest speaker at this years awards ceremony.



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, PMM an 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