On Saturday November 4th, Ireland’s best and brightest businesses came together to celebrate Ireland’s Most Stylish Businesses 2023. A Cointreau Fizz reception began the glittering evening attended by some of Ireland’s most well-known brands and people. Hosts Amanda Brunker and Deric O’ Hartigan entertained the guests who were treated to beautiful food and Villa Maria wines.
Publisher Michael Mulcahy opened proceedings with a warm welcome and a positive message for businesses and the people running those businesses and those that are part of their teams.
Ireland’s Most Stylish Businesses Awards 2023 aims to showcase the best Ireland has to offer in retail, hospitality, and large and small businesses. Brown Thomas, Ireland’s most loved department store celebrated 25 years in Cork at the event and Chupi marked her 10th year in business.
Fashion saw FeeG win Most Stylish Fashion Brand and Sookyung Song pick up “Emerging Business Woman”. New business aNuMe medical won best new “Aesthetic and Wellness business”.
Ireland is the land of a thousand welcomes and the thriving industry gained recognition with Faithlegg Hotel scooping Ireland’s Most Stylish Hotel, Garryvoe winning Wedding Hotel and the Talbot Hotel Clonmel being chosen as Corporate Property. The Cornstore won Best Restaurant Group alongside Gertie Brownes Bar winning Best Pub.
A big focus on the evening was small businesses and sustainability with Aoife Ireland scooping the Most Sustainable Fashion Business Award. Tesla’s team were awarded Best Showroom Team.
Speaking about the night, Hi Style CEO Mary-Jane O’ Regan said
“We are always incredibly grateful that our events attract such high calibre nominees. Their hard work and passion is so evident throughout the process. We always endeavour to give our nominees and winners increased visibility and promotion for their businesses and hard work and our awards are such a superb way of showcasing their businesses and a great morale boost for their teams.”
As with all Hi Style events there was plenty of entertainment with guests being treated to an impromptu performance by Liam O’Connor, of Riverdance fame. Brand sponsors on the night were Ireland’s most stylish liqueur Cointreau, Mercedes-Benz Cork, Ayu Cosmetics, BP Dermaceuticals and Oxendales.
The night concluded with the incredible Celia Holman Lee awarding four phenomenal women from different walks of life with a Fashionista Award. The big band Sparkle brought the night to a close.