Killowen Farm is one of eight Leinster companies will move forward to the national finals of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards in December, after winning the provincial finals at Croke Park in Dublin recently.
The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards celebrate the spirit of excellence and innovation that are the hallmark of our most successful entrepreneurs, and Killowen Farm was short-listed in the Food & Drink Category along with Ballymaguire Foods and Loughran Family Malt.
“The recent Ulster Bank Economic Outlook highlighted that exports, consumer spending and investment are all growing together for the first time since 2007. This is an important sign that the Irish recovery is strengthening and SMEs have played a vital role in this,” said Ulster Bank’s Karl Daly.
This year’s winner will receive a prize package including a €50,000 publishing bursary with the Irish Independent, mentoring from Enterprise Ireland, a communications workshop, and national and regional PR coverage.
Killowen Farm will be competing with winners from Munster, Connacht and Ulster in the national final. Speaking on the win, business owner Nicholas Dunne said, “Winning a provincial Ulster Bank Business Achiever Award is a great achievement for us. It shows that not only do we produce great tasting yogurt, but that also our business stands up to the scrutiny of the judges. That really gives us encouragement and the confidence to strive for greater success”.
The National finals of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards will be held in the Mansion House in Dublin in early December.