Mallow Business Awards 2011 Vote for your favourite business today!

Following last week’s announcement of the Customer Service Award shortlist, the text line is now open for the public to vote for their favourite store! With excitement building ahead of next month’s Mallow Business Awards 2011, the text line has now opened for the people of Mallow to vote for their favourite store in the Customer Service Award category. Making the final shortlist after careful consideration are Brídhaven Nursing Home, Food Capers, Sheehan Brothers Butchers, Mallow Late Night Pharmacy, Dano’s (Spa Glen) and Brúdairs. Voting is simple; just text the name of your nominated business (BRIDHAVEN, CAPERS, SHEEHANS, LATENIGHT, DANO and BRUDAIR) to 51500 – standard text rates apply. Text lines close on 27th November so text now to ensure your vote is counted!

The Mallow Business Awards are hosted and sponsored by the Mallow-based Barry Group, and are held in association with Mallow Chamber and Business Cork magazine. As the awards enter their fourth year, Jim Barry, Managing Director, Barry Group, reflects on another positive year’s business in the region: “I am continually impressed with the calibre of businesses here in Mallow. The business environment is still experiencing significant challenges nationally and internationally and the way in which local businesses look to innovate and improve is a testament to their dedication and commitment. Mallow has cemented its position as the economic heartland of North Cork which is a source of considerable pride for me as a business owner in the locality.”

 Categories in the 2011 Mallow Business Awards include:

 1. Best Large/Medium Company

2. Best Small Company

3. Best New Business

4. Mallow Entrepreneur of the Year

5. Customer Service Award

6. Best Shop Front Design/Décor

Finalists in the remaining categories will be announced in next week’s Mallow Star, while the overall winners will be announced at the Mallow Chamber Ball in Springfort Hall on December 3rd. Tickets for the black-tie event can be purchased from Michelle O’Sullivan at the Mallow Chamber office. Telephone (022) 51220 or call into the office to purchase your tickets today.