Grassland Agro named Limerick’s business of the year

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Staff of Grassland Agro, including founder Liam Woulfe, receive their Limerick Chamber Business of the Year Award from Cathal Treacy, Chamber president
DOCK Road based fertiliser production company Grassland Agro has been named Limerick’s Business of the Year at the 2014 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards held on Friday night.

DOCK Road based fertiliser production company Grassland Agro has been named Limerick’s Business of the Year at the 2014 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards held on Friday night.

More than 400 business leaders from across the region were at the Strand Hotel for the event, which doubled up as Chamber president Cathal Treacy’s annual dinner.

Grassland Agro, which employs 35 people in Limerick, was praised for its innovative approach and investment in its staff and services.

Mr Treacy said: “Grassland Agro is a forward-looking company that has achieved significant growth through identifying agricultural and food services in need of investment, innovation and development.”

Meanwhile, the founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley was presented with the annual President’s Award.

A former Trade Minister, Mr O’Malley served Limerick in the Dail between 1968 and 2002.

During his time as Minister for Industry and Commerce, he played a key role in bringing job-creating foreign investment into Limerick region.

He regaled the crowd at the dinner with a first meeting with a young Michael Dell, then aged 24, in Austin, Texas.

There were a number of other awards given out on the night, with The Strand Hotel, Home Instead Senior Care, YellowSchedule, the LimeTree Theatre and Michael Gleeson’s shoes among the victors.

For more pictures, and reaction to the Business Awards, see Monday’s Limerick Leader.