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Midlands 103's 2024 Customer Service Award Winners Revealed

Businesses from across Laois, Offaly and Westmeath were recognised for their award-winning services. 

61 awards were handed out at this year's Midlands 103's Customer Service Awards. 

Businesses from across Laois, Offaly and Westmeath were recognised for their award-winning customer service. 

Over 12,000 nominations were made in the 60 plus categories. 

The annual event is presented by Midlands 103 and proudly sponsored by Capitalflow, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath County Councils along with various commercial partners.

Barber of the Year went to Cian McEvoy from Exhibit Barbers in Athlone, with Brushed Hair Salon & Blowdry Bar, Tullamore, taking home the title of Hair Salon of the Year and Iris Hand & Foot Spa, in Portlaoise received the award for Nail Salon of the Year.

The James O’Connor Trades-person of the Year Award was won by Gary Martin, OCM Security & OCM Energy, Tullamore.

Crèche of the Year was won by Clonbrusk Childcare Centre in Athlone and Portlaoise Dental was the winner of Dental Practice of the Year.   

Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan, was crowned Car Dealership of the Year, while Cooney Kitchens & Bedrooms in Mullingar were chosen as Kitchen Supplier of the Year.   

Managing Director Will Faulkner is congratulating all the winners and says "we've seen an increase of 22% on the number of nominations received for this year's awards. Year on year the event has been growing and it shows how people in the region appreciate the incredible customer service that is provided by businesses in the region."

The gala event was held in the Tullamore Court Hotel. 

Beauty Industry Awards 

Nail Salon of the Year 
Iris Hand & Foot Spa, Portlaoise

Nail Technician of the Year
Ella Coote, NK Nail & Beauty Bar, Moate

Hair Stylist of the Year
Shannen Hughes, Colour Republic, Athlone

Hair Salon of the Year
Brushed Hair Salon & Blowdry Bar, Tullamore 

Beautician of the Year
Kelly Walsh, Beauty by Kelly Walsh, Ferbane 

Beauty Salon of the Year
Radiant by Hannah Kelly, Athlone

Barber of the Year
Cian McEvoy - Exhibit Barbers, Athlone

Spa of the Year 
The Heritage Spa, Killenard

Skin Specialist Awards 
Renu Skin & Beauty, Tullamore

Brow Specialist of the Year
Face. Brow Bar, Athlone

Lash Specialist of the Year 
Lashes by Maria, Athlone

Make Up Artist of the Year 
Katie Rabbette,  Makeup Artist, Clara

Fashion & Retail Industry proudly sponsored by Gertie Brownes Bar & Bistro, Al’s of Moate, Peadar's Bar Moate         

Boutique of the Year    
Kode Clothing & Footwear, Tullamore    
        
Electrical Store of the year   
Expert Tullamore 
        
Sports Retailer of the Year      
Intersport Elverys, Athlone 
           
Bakery of the Year
Ballycommon Bake House, Tullamore  
        
Butcher of the Year 
C Brophil & Sons, Tullamore  

Menswear Store of the Year proudly sponsored by Keenan Bauer Motors 
Guy Clothing, Tullamore    

Services Industry  - proudly sponsored by Sleator.ie    

Crèche of the Year proudly sponsored by Bay Sports
Clonbrusk Childcare Centre, Athlone    
    
Legal Firm of the Year    
Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone     


    
James O’Connor Trades-person of the Year Award proudly sponsored by CL Plant & Tool Hire
Gary Martin, OCM Security & OCM Energy, Tullamore    
    
Recruitment Company of the Year    
Allpro Recruitment, Tullamore 
    
Caring Service of the Year proudly sponsored by Harbour Place Shopping Centre 
Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services, Tullamore
    
Optician of the Year proudly sponsored by HearMed Healthcare 
Munnelly Opticians, Athlone     
        
Dental Practice of the Year     
Portlaoise Dental    
    
Pharmacy of the Year    
Rose Finlay totalhealth Pharmacy, Tullamore    
    
Travel Agent of the Year     
Cloud9 Travel, Tullamore
    
Best Customer Service / Professional Services     
HearMed Health Care, Tullamore    
    
Workplace of the Year proudly sponsored by Cummins Motor Group
The Heritage Hotel, Killenard
    
Accountancy Firm of the Year    
Joseph T. Mullen & Co Certified Public Accountants, Clara    
    
Financial Service of the Year     
Tullamore Credit Union    
    
Insurance Broker of the Year    
Gray Cunniffe Flaherty Ltd, Tullamore    
    
Locksmith of the Year     
Nolan's Locksmiths, Portlaoise    
    
Florist of the Year proudly sponsored by The Beauty Spot, Moate
Flowers Unique, Moate    
    
Entertainment / Activity Facility of the Year     
Playtown, Tullamore    

Motor Industry Awards 

Service Department of the Year proudly sponsored by McNamee Tyres
Dysart Motors, Portlaoise

Car Dealership of the Year proudly sponsored by Tullamore Credit Union
Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan

Car Sales Person of the Year
Michael Cummins, Cummins Motor Group, Portlaoise

Tyre Supplier of the Year
McNamee Tyres, Mullingar 

House & Home proudly sponsored by Golden Island Shopping Centre 

Kitchen Supplier of the Year proudly sponsored by Cleary Electrical Euronics 
Cooney Kitchens & Bedrooms, Mullingar        
    
Floor Store of the Year proudly sponsored by Cloud 9 furniture

Leonard Carpets, Portlaoise 
    
Best Alarm, Security and Fire Safety Company of the Year    
OCM Security, Tullamore    
        
Fuel Supplier of the Year     
Lambe Oil, Tullamore    
    
Greener Home Supplier of the Year proudly sponsored by Mulleadys Ltd
Alternative Energy Ireland, Tullamore
    
Best Home Furnishing | Interiors Store of the Year proudly sponsored by Cooney Kitchens and Bedrooms
Cloud 9 furniture, Portlaoise    

Health & Fitness Awards 

Fitness Facility / Gym of the Year
Strength & Conditioning Centre, Tullamore

Fitness Class Instructor of the Year 
Ceire Wynne Judge, GET FIT Tullamore 

Wellness, Body & Mind Fitness Centre (to include Pilates, Yoga & Wellness) 
GET FIT, Tullamore

Personal Trainer of the Year 
Ceire Wynne Judge, GET FIT Tullamore 

Wedding Sector 

Wedding Bridal Wear Store of the Year proudly sponsored by Kilminchy Hair Design
My Fair Lady, Tullamore    
    
Wedding Photographer / Videographer of the Year     
Lawlor Video Memories, Portarlington    
    
Groomswear Supplier of the Year     
Guy Clothing, Tullamore    
    
Wedding Accessories & Decor Company Of The Year     
Linda O'Brien Accessory Studio, Tullamore     

Construction & Property Awards proudly sponsored by Barry Martin Motors            
        
Auctioneering Firm of the Year proudly sponsored by Tormeys Solicitors     
Midlands Real Estate, Tullamore         
        
Contractor of the Year proudly sponsored by Leahy Midland Auctioneers    
Mark Cooper Heating & Plumbing, Portarlington    
        
Architectural / Engineering Firm of the Year proudly sponsored by Seamus Foy & Sons Building Contractors        
MORE Architecture Ltd, Mullingar     
                
Builder of the Year         
Seamus Foy & Sons Building Contractors, Rhode    

Agri Industry     
    
Best Agricultural Supplier proudly sponsored by Lambe Oil 
Agri Data Analytics, Daingean    
    
Farm Machinery Supplier    
Casey Agri, Garryhinch    

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