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East Coast Bakehouse Announced 2019 Exporter Of The Year.

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The Irish Exporters Association, the voice of the Export Industry in Ireland, on Friday night announced the winners of the 2019 Export Industry Awards. Louth-based East Coast Bakehouse was crowned overall 2019 Exporter of the Year after winning the Small & Emerging Exporter of the Year earlier in the evening. With 12 high-profile companies winning awards across the 12 categories, this year saw one of the most competitive processes in the Awards’ history. The IEA’s annual flagship event, a black-tie Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner with 500 export industry professionals, local and international dignitaries in attendance, was moderated by PJ Gallagher.

Established in 2015 by Michael Carey and Alison Cowzer, East Coast Bakehouse is already sold in 25 countries. The Irish biscuit producer has their Bakehouse based in Drogheda, Co, Louth. East Coast Bakehouse has developed innovative products and is one of the fastest growing food manufacturers in Ireland. The company also plays an important part in their local community employing over 60 people in Drogheda and has launched the “Baker’s Dozen Fund” which donates 1/13th of their profits to local charities.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Marie Armstrong, President of the Irish Exporters Association, said: “Tonight, we recognise the outstanding achievements of companies working in and supporting the export industry in Ireland. Across 12 categories, we celebrate Irish business excellence – from Innovators and Small & Emerging exporters to the Multinationals, from Life Sciences and Food & Drink Exporters to the Services and Technology Exporters and the many companies which provide vital services to the sector.

As an island-nation at Europe’s periphery, we are globally renowned for overcoming difficult obstacles and turning challenges into opportunities. I am convinced that Irish exporters will continue to turn challenges into opportunities and continue to lead the way across the global market.

We are delighted to announce East Coast Bakehouse as the winner of the prestigious 2019 overall Exporter of the Year. East Coast Bakehouse showed impressive innovation, technology and growth strategy. The judges were particularly impressed by the leadership’s experience and expertise which lead to their fast-growing success in a very competitive market. The company also demonstrated remarkable Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.”

2019 Export Industry Awards category winners
Combilift
Export Innovation of the Year
(Sponsored by KPMG Ireland)

Shortlisted:
Ardmac, Dublin
Combilift, Monaghan
Dolmen Design and Innovation, Dublin
Irish Dog Foods, Kildare
UrbanVolt, Dublin
Ventac, Wicklow

East Coast Bakehouse
Small and Emerging Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by Facebook)

Shortlisted:
Adams & Butler, Dublin
Blanco Niño, Tipperary
East Coast Bakehouse, Louth
Entekra Ltd., Monaghan
Kora Healthcare, Dublin
Tap Creations, Dublin

Entekra Ltd.
Services Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by Trinity Business School)

Shortlisted:
Ardmac, Dublin
Entekra Ltd., Monaghan
Ventac, Wicklow
Wisetek, Cork
Silver Hill Foods

Food and Drink Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by Bord Bia)

Shortlisted:
ABP Food Group, Louth
East Coast Bakehouse, Louth
Irish Distillers, Dublin
Oakpark, Tipperary
Ribworld, Tipperary
Silver Hill Foods, Monaghan
William Grant & Sons Irish Brands, Offaly

Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division
Life Sciences Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by Dixon International Logistics)

Shortlisted:
Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division, Tipperary
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Dublin
Chanelle Pharma, Galway
Hovione, Cork
Kora Healthcare, Dublin

Nova Leah
High-Potential Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)

Shortlisted:
East Coast Bakehouse, Louth
Hanley Energy, Meath
Joulica, Galway
Nasal Medical, Dublin
Nova Leah, Louth
UrbanVolt, Dublin

Chanelle Pharma
Multinational Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by GS1 Ireland)

Shortlisted:
Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division, Tipperary
Chanelle Pharma, Galway
Irish Distillers, Dublin

SF Engineering
Medium Size Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding)

Shortlisted:
Hanley Energy, Meath
Hovione, Cork
SF Engineering, Sligo
Turmec Teoranta, Meath
William Grant & Sons Irish Brands, Offaly

Portwest
Private Irish Business of the Year
(Sponsored by ByrneWallace)

Shortlisted:
ABP Food Group, Louth
Ardmac, Dublin
Oakpark, Tipperary
Portwest, Mayo
SF Engineering, Sligo

Micro Focus Galway Ltd.
Technology Exporter of the Year
(Sponsored by the Sunday Times)

Shortlisted:
Cora Systems, Leitrim
GGL Monitoring Services Ltd., Limerick
Hanley Energy, Meath
Joulica, Galway
Micro Focus Galway Ltd., Galway
Nova Leah, Louth

HSBC Ireland
Financial Services Partner of the Year

Shortlisted:
Bibby Financial Services Ireland, Dublin
HSBC Ireland, Dublin
Investec Bank Plc. (Ireland), Dublin

Rhenus Logistics Ltd.
Logistics and Supply Chain Company of the Year

Shortlisted:
Ace Express Group, Dublin
CMA CGM Shipping Ireland, Dublin
Expeditors Ltd. Ireland, Dublin
Maersk Ltd. Ireland, Dublin
McArdle Skeath, Louth
Rhenus Logistics Ltd., Dublin
DHL Global Forwarding, Dublin