Retail Excellence Awards 2019


Last Saturday night we were lucky enough to attend a great night in Killarney for the Retail Excellence Awards 2019, held at the beautiful Great Southern Hotel.

I would like to share our thanks and congratulations to David, Antoinette, Helen, Keelan and the Retail Excellence team for once again organising a fantastic night. It has most definitely become the highlight of the year for anybody working in the Irish retail sector. 

The entertainment on the night was also great with Hector running the show and being backed up by the amazing tricks of Keith Barry and let’s say dry wit from Dustin the Turkey. A highlight of the night for me was Dustin roasting our own Gerard Keohane. Also, a special mention has to be be given to Conor Phelan for his unforgettable performance of Swan Lake.

Hector, Antionette and David Fitz

Awards on the Night

It was our honour to present the Online Retailer of the Year award for 2020, a big congratulations to Donie and the Vaughans Shoes team for taking home the top prize on the night.

Congratulations to Cork City on being named Friendliest City in Ireland, no bias from us on this one 🙂 .

Congratulations to Vibes and Scribes, Petstop and Caseys for all making the Top 30 stores in the country and to each of them winning their respective sector awards, best bookshop, best pet store and best home interiors respectively.

Finally a huge congratulations to Brown Thomas on taking home the final award of the night Retailer of the Year.

Kevin McCarthy
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