Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
The 3rd annual County Tipperary Business Awards took place last Friday at the 4* Clonmel Park Hotel, which celebrated the wide range of innovative and successful business’s right across the span of County Tipperary. The night was hosted by Sean Gallagher and was very well attended by a range of guests including Minster John Paul Phelan and Mayor of Clonmel Gareth Ahern.
One of the highlights of the night saw Adi Roche receive the President’s Award. The President’s Award, sponsored by ABP, is given to a native of Tipperary who has significantly contributed to commerce and/or has made a significant contribution to society. Adi Roche is the founder and Voluntary CEO of Chernobyl Children International (CCI) and was one of the leading international figures to respond to the humanitarian crisis which ensued after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. For over 40 years she has been passionately campaigning for, and is publicly active in, issues relating to the environment, peace and social justice. Under Adi’s leadership and with the fantastic work and dedication of thousands of volunteers around the country, CCI has delivered more than €105 million worth of medical and humanitarian aid as well as sustainable humanitarian programmes that have impacted on the lives of those in the affected regions of Belarus, Ukraine and Western Russia. Adi grew up in Clonmel, Co Tipperary born of Cork parents, with a big social conscience and a strong sense of active citizenship which was instilled in her by her parents from a very young age. The County Tipperary Chamber were delighted to acknowledge Adi last night for her exceptional contributions to society.
Another highlight of the night saw global medical device manufacturer, Boston Scientific receive Overall Business of the Year award. Sponsored by LIT, the award rewards a company who has significantly contributed to enterprise, innovation and business life. With one of their Irish facilities based in Clonmel since 1999, Boston Scientific specialises in designing, developing and manufacturing pacemakers, defibrillators, spinal cord stimulators and deep brain stimulators and its dedication to advancing science for life helps patients around the globe live longer, healthier lives.