Ireland’s Blue Book are delighted to announce wins for Castle Leslie Estate and Ballymaloe House at the Energia Family Business Awards 2019 which took place on Friday 24th May in Dublin.
The Energia Family Business Awards, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, celebrate the efforts of family run businesses in shaping the Irish business landscape. The awards have recognized businesses across the island of all shapes and sizes, with over 200 entries received for its inaugural year, and over 18 well deserving winners crowned at the ceremony. The awards saw strong representation from different industries nationwide and demonstrate the tenacity of Irish Family Business.
Commenting on the awards, Alan Mulcahy Head of Sales at Energia said, “It’s fantastic to celebrate the success of family businesses across the island. The range of business sectors represented in the award submissions shows our economy is diverse and fit for the future”
Castle Leslie came out on top winning the Hospitality Business of the Year Category while Ballymaloe were crowned the Best Small Family Business of the Year and won Silver in Hospitality Business of the Year.
About Energia Family Business Awards
The inaugural Energia Family Business Awards showcases the best of Irish family businesses throughout the 32 counties of Ireland, from SME to multinational. The awards feature Irish businesses with two or more family members, from brothers to married partners to multi-generational family businesses. The launch of the Energia Family Business Awards is the perfect way to ensure Irish businesses continue to grow and thrive in the changing political and economic environment.
About Castle Leslie
Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding family. The Leslie Family arrived in Ireland in the 16th Century and bought the Estate at that time. Today, this Irish estate is led and managed by Sammy Leslie and governed by a Family Trust
About Ballymaloe House
Ballymaloe House is a family-run country house hotel famous for its outstanding hospitality and superb food. The 17th century house built onto a Norman keep is nestled in a 400-acre estate in rural East Cork. Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breath-taking south coast.