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The LIBA Awards 2015

The LIBA Awards 2015

Great awards to acknowledge the very best in people, our community and businesses in Little Island and district.

We are delighted to announce that The LIBA Awards 2015 will take place on Friday November 20th 2015 in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Little Island. The awards are now in their third year and were established to acknowledge the exceptional effort of many people in business and the community of Little Island and area and in particular the many people that work in the greater Little Island area every day. Last year was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to another very well attended event this year. Following consultation with members and acknowledging the exceptional growth of Little Island, we have added a number of new categories this year with the very specific aim of ensuring that Little Island capitalises on the outstanding businesses and people that it has within its area. Nominations will open on August 28th and the Judges will announce all nominees by September 30th.



1. The Little Island Customer Service Person of the Year 2015
To recognise outstanding contribution in the area of customer service from a person involved in any type of business in Little Island


2. The Little Island Employee of the Year 2015
The Employee of the Year Award was created to focus attention on the important contributions employees make to their employers, fellow co-workers, customers and the culture of the organisation


3. The Little Island Community Project of the Year 2015
To recognise a community project in Little Island and area that has made a difference and a valuable contribution to the locality and its people


4. The Little Island New Business of the Year 2015
To recognise a new business that has come to Little Island in the past two years and established itself in our community


5. The Little Island Area of the Year Award 2015
The Area of the Year Award was created so that businesses and their owners could have pride in their community and ensure that their area was kept in a presentable way


6. The Little Island Green Business Award 2015
To recognise Little Island businesses which excelled in either operating in the environmental and green sectors of our economy and/or the operation of resource efficiency sustainable practices in their business


7. The Little Island Retail Award 2015
To recognise and to applaud the very best operators in Little Island retail and ensure that your team strives to be at the top of their game

8. The Little Island Training Award 2015
To recognise Little Island training providers who have demonstrated leading educational practices in the delivery of high quality and innovative training


9. The Little Island Export Award 2015
To recognise excellent performance by Little Island businesses in developing their export activity in an increasingly competitive international market place


10.The Little Island Artisan Food Producers Award 2015
To recognises authentic produce that we all want to eat or drink and whose contribution to the food sector is to be acknowledged


11. The Little Island Food Services Award 2015
To recognise the restaurant, café or pub which provides the most rewarding of experiences. Its ambience, service and seasonable menu highlighting local produce – presented with exquisite cooking skills, imagination and flair


12. Little Island Social Media Award 2015
To recognise Little Island businesses which excelled in harnessing the latest business thinking and technology to keep them at the cutting edge


13. Little Island E-Commerce Award 2015
To recognise a Little Island business that has demonstrated excellence in its e-commerce abilities and shown that the value of e-commerce to a business should not be overlooked


14. The Little Island R&D/Innovation Award 2015
To recognise Little Island businesses which excelled in developing top innovative products and/or services in either private or public sectors


15. Little Island Customer Service Excellence Award 2015
To recognise companies who go that ‘Extra Mile’ in looking after customer needs and provide levels of customer service ahead of their competitors


16. The Little Island Business Ambassador of 2015
To recognise the outstanding achievements and ambition of one highly successful business individual in Little Island. The pride and passion this Ambassador has for Little Island will inspire success and will enhance his/her area’s reputation as a first class destination to do business in.


17. The Little Island Business Person of the Year of 2015
To recognise the outstanding achievements of one business person in Little Island and area who has demonstrated exceptional ability in their business and proven that their desire to succeed is of great benefit to their business and the community


18. The Little Island Small Business of the Year 2015
To recognise the outstanding achievements of small businesses in our community


19. The Little Island SME Company of the Year 2015
To recognise businesses across all sectors of the small and medium sized indigenous and multi-national organisations (up to 50 employees) that have demonstrated significant achievement and success over the past year


20. The Little Island Large Company of the Year 2015
To recognise companies across all sectors (50 + employees) both indigenous and multinational that have demonstrated significant achievements and success over the past year


21. The Judges Special Merit Award 2015
This award is made by the Judges each year to recognise some person, business or organisation that they feel has made an outstanding contribution to Little Island, Cork or Ireland



Anyone can nominate and self nominations are acceptable

Any number of nominations can be made by the same person for different categories

Send an email to with the following information
a) Category you are nominating for
b) Name of person or business or organisation you are nominating
c) Reason why you are nominating this person, business or organisation
d) Your name, email address and telephone number for verification purposes



Special Guest Speaker (Announced September)

Guest Appearance from Opera Singer Amanda Neri - Ireland’s Bella Voce

Fabulous drinks reception with music

The Bob Seward Band during dinner

Dancing to the fabulous George & The Roaring Forties Band after dinner and the awards ceremony

Disco until late with the legendary DJ Ted Dunne

Fantastic dinner with wines included

An amazing €10,000 worth of prizes on the night


Tickets €95 each, Table of 10 €895




The Little Island Business Association will host its first ever showcase on October 21st & 22nd 2014. This event is being organised as a platform for showcasing the diversity of products, services and industry located here in East Cork and will be open to the public, free of charge. The LIBA Showcase 2014 will take place in the ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island and will have plenty of access and parking.
We are inviting all LIBA members to participate by booking a stand for the two days which you will customise to suit your own requirements. We have 2 sizes available as follows:
1)  2 m x 2 m          €295 (+ VAT)
2)  3 m x 2 m          €395 (+ VAT)
Booking is on a first come, first served basis and full payment is required for confirmation.

We are developing a marketing and public relations campaign and will be partnering with a newspaper and a radio station to promote the event. We are asking all members to highlight the event to customers or potential business partners as well as staff, colleagues and friends.

The LIBA Showcase 2014 is an ideal way to promote and generate new business in a very cost effective way. The LIBA Showcase is also a new way for us to promote the area to prospective new business owners to visit and learn more about locating their business in this region.
We have the location, we have the space and above all we have the business association to support people who come to our community.
The LIBA Showcase 2014 will be open from -
Tuesday, 21st October  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 22nd October  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The official opening will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday the 21st and entry is FREE. Every person coming to the LIBA Showcase 2014 will receive a layout map with details of all participating businesses and a ticket for the chance to win great prizes.
We would encourage all members to be part of this new opportunity. 

Further details are available from the LIBA office: 021 500 3064 or  


The Little Island Business Association held its launch at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the 24th January to a capacity crowd.


William Cuddy, the President of LIBA welcomed everyone, both members and potential members, and spoke about the need to support and help each other especially in challenging times. He spoke of the access and location of Little Island being its greatest assets. Only ten minutes from Cork city, the motorway links Little Island to Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and the rest of Cork and the docks are just a few minutes down the road.


Sean O'Sullivan, South Cork Enterprise Board, Cllr Barbara Murray, Mayor Cork County and Noel O'Driscoll, Cork County Council.

“We have established LIBA as a voice for business in this area and are encouraging new business to set up here. We will be as competitive as anywhere else and our strategy is to be as welcoming as possible for potential new businesses”


Click here to view a gallery of images from the event



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