Adare company Samco named Limerick’s top business

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

Sam Shine, the founder of Samco,which won Business of the Year at the Limerick Chamber business awards
ADARE company Samco won the top prize at the Limerick Chamber Business Awards, held in the Strand Hotel on Friday night.

ADARE company Samco won the top prize at the Limerick Chamber Business Awards, held in the Strand Hotel on Friday night.

And there was also a special award for the Shannon Airport group chairperson Rose Hynes, in recognition of the work she has done in reviving the base.

More than 400 business leaders from across the region attended the Business Awards, where a total of nine awards were given out.

Samco Agricultural Manufacturing has created a series of machines, including its flagship three-in-one device, which sows maize corn seed.

It employs 50 people in Co Limerick.

The annual dinner and awards ceremony featured a keynote address by Department of Finance Secretary General, Mr John Moran and City of Culture Chairman, Mr Pat Cox.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Limerick Chamber President, Fergal Barry, congratulated all the winners as well as those who were shortlisted, commenting that “whether you are a winner or not, these awards unite us in excellence and we should all be proud of our achievements, congratulations to all.”

There were also category prizes for Nualtra, Carambola Kidz, Glass Lewis Europe, AMCS Group, Matthew Stephens Jewellers, Masterchefs and the Pig n Porter event.

For pictures from the event, and further reaction, see Monday’s Limerick Leader, and our weekend editions.