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Business Person of the Year Award to be presented at Sligo Chamber Dinner

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor will be the Guest of Honour at this year’s Sligo Chamber’s Annual Dinner

The event will be held in the Castle Dargan Golf Hotel and Wellness Resort on Saturday 26th November 2016.

Speaking of the announcement, Des Faul, President of Sligo Chamber of Commerce said, “We are delighted that Minister Mitchell O’Connor has accepted our invitation to join us as our Guest of Honour and to speak at our Annual Dinner.

"The Annual Dinner is the social highlight of the Chamber’s calendar but also serves as an opportunity to discuss the strategic issues facing Sligo and the North West region of Ireland.

“By welcoming Minister Mitchell O’Connor as our guest, we will take the opportunity to highlight the challenges and opportunities that confront the business community in Sligo whilst also listening to the Minister’s plans for the development of our region”.

The principal sponsors of this year’s dinner will be communications company Fastcom and anuview.

anuview CEO Ross Palmer said,  “Fastcom and anuview are delighted to support the Annual Chamber dinner. There are many local business’s achieving great success and this is a fantastic opportunity to collectively celebrate these achievements.”

The Business Person of the Year Award, sponsored by Ocean Media, will be announced on the evening.  

The prestigious award is Sligo Chamber’s salute to a business for their outstanding contribution to the economic development of Sligo during 2016.

Commenting, Niall Delaney, chief executive of Ocean Media, said, "Ocean Media are delighted once again to be the sponsor of the Sligo Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Awards. 

"Dealing with hundreds of business across Co Sligo and beyond each week we have a unique understanding of the challenges businesses face and what it takes to be successful in an ever changing world.

"Recent winners of the award have been people who have worked hard and innovated, created jobs and careers for many and helped make the north west a better place for us all to live, work and do business.

 "We would urge people to get involved in the awards by nominating someone they feel worthy and help us all recognise the many unsung heroes of the business world that Sligo is lucky to be able to rely on”,


Nomination forms for the Business Person of the Year are available through the Chamber website at www.sligochamber.com or through the Chamber Office. Closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 18th November at 12 noon.

Tickets for the Annual Dinner are available from the Sligo Chamber offices at 16 Quay Street. Call 071 9161274 or email info@sligochamber.ie