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Celebrations all round for CountryLife at awards ceremony
Feb 21, 2012
Double Celebration for CountryLife as Dove Hill wins Best New Entry and Castlecomer Wins DIY Garden Centre of the Year CountryLife stores had a very successful evening at the annual Bord Bia National Amenity Horticulture Quality Awards in Dublin which were presented by Mr. Shane McEntee TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for Food, Horticulture & Food Safety.

 

Just over nine months after opening, Glanbia's CountryLife Garden Centre in Dove Hill, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary, has been awarded Bord Bia's Best New Entry Award along with a 4 Star Accreditation while CountryLife Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, was awarded Bord Bia's Best DIY/Garden Centre of the Year Award plus a 4 Star Accreditation for the second consecutive year. Nine other CountryLife stores across the Glanbia region received a 3 Star Accreditation.

Speaking at the awards Senan Foley, Glanbia Agribusiness, Commercial Manager - Retail said, "This is a huge achievement for CountryLife Castlecomer, CountryLife Dove Hill and also the wider CountryLife network. This industry recognition reflects the high quality of retail standards and customer service which are central to our success to date. We continue to grow and enhance our gardening offer to our loyal customers, delivering exceptional quality products, competitive pricing and best in class customer service. These awards greatly strengthen our presence within the garden/horticultural industry in Ireland."

Glanbia CountryLife Award winners were as follows:

Special Award - DIY/Garden Centre of the Year: Glanbia CountryLife, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Special Award - Best New Entry: Glanbia CountryLife - Dove Hill, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary
Garden Centre - 4 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Garden Centre - 4 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Dove Hill, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Monasterevan, Co. Kildare
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Fethard, Co. Tipperary
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - New Ross, Co. Wexford
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Ballyhale, Co, Kilkenny
Garden Centre - 3 Star Awards: Glanbia CountryLife - Ashford, Co.Wicklow

Pictures

Glanbia CountryLife Castlecomer
Glanbia CountryLife, Castlecomer received a 4 Star Garden Centre Award and a Special DIY/Garden Centre of the Year Award. L to R - Aidan Cotter (CEO, Bord Bia), Senan Foley (Glanbia Agribusiness, Commercial Manager, Retail), Naomi McDonald (Head Horticulturist, CountryLife Castlecomer) and Shane McEntee TD, (Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine).

Glanbia CountryLife - Dove Hill
Glanbia CountryLife, Dove Hill were awarded a 4 Star Garden Centre Award and a Special Award for Best New Entry at Bord Bia's National Amenity Horticulture Quality Award.
L to R - Aidan Cotter (CEO, Bord Bia), Malachy Doherty (Head Horticulturist, CountryLife Dovehill), Gillan O'Regan (Store Manager, CountryLife Dovehill), Shane McEntee TD, (Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine) and Senan Foley (Glanbia Agribusiness, Commercial Manager, Retail)