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 29th November 2011

The European Business Awards has announced that Glennon Brothers has been selected as a National Champion for Ireland in the prestigious 2012/13 Awards programme. The award was presented by the British Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Dominick Chilcott and Mr. Aidan Scollard of RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, at a reception in the Ambassador’s residence. Glennon Brothers will now compete for the coveted Ruban D’Honneur status in the next round of the competition.

Picture From left to right: Mr Aidan Scollard (RSM Farrell Grant Sparks), Pat and Mike Glennon (Glennon Brothers) and the British Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Dominick Chilcott

This year, for the first time ever, entrants in the European Business Awards submitted a video case study, and an online voting mechanism allowed the public to choose their favourite video in each country.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “This year, the video element of the awards has allowed our panel of expert judges to gain a much deeper understanding of the business strategies of all the National Finalists. It is because of this that the judging has been particularly tough and this year, perhaps more than ever before, it is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a National Champion. Together with our sponsors and supporters we’re looking forward to seeing Glennon Brothers in the next round.”

Pat Glennon, Joint managing Director, Glennon Brothers stated “We would really like to thank all those who voted for us in the online vote. To win this award, is testament to the flexibility of our dedicated and hard working team, who have worked incredibly hard to find innovative solutions as their traditional markets collapsed.”

Mike Glennon, Joint managing Director, Glennon Brothers stated “We are delighted to have been selected as a National Champion at the European Business Awards. Our company has undergone enormous change over the past few years, with the catastrophic collapse of the Irish construction sector. As we strive to continue to develop our business, it is essential that we have continuity of raw material supply. Glennon Brothers is very concerned about the impact of the proposed sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights, as they supply over 80% of the logs to the sawmills in the Republic of Ireland.”

Between now  and January 2013, National Champions will be reassessed by a third panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs who will award the top organisations the coveted Ruban d’Honneur status. Finally, after face-to-face presentations, the Ruban d’Honneur recipients will be honoured and the names of the overall winners will be revealed at a Gala awards ceremony in April 2013.