- 26 April 2012
The 2012 Green Awards took place before a packed audience of the top echelon of Ireland’s green business professionals, with Risteard Cooper, of RTÉ's Apres Match, presiding over the glittering awards ceremony.
The awards venue was packed with nearly 600 representatives from all over Ireland present to applaud over 100 finalists across 22 categories as the prestigious trophies were handed out to loud cheers from winners and their guests. Beaten finalists were rewarded with a special parchment to mark their success in reaching the finals.
The awards attracted over 150 entries, with judges commenting on the overall high standards which made choosing the eventual winners all the more difficult. On behalf of our sponsors, congratulations to all our winners and commiserations to those who were not successful this time around.
The night was rounded off by a charity casino, in aid of Friends of the Earth Ireland. A big thank you to all those who donated prizes- Aviva Stadium, Bluebell Ecocandles, Carton House Hotel, The Burlington Hotel, Thomond Park Stadium & Terroirs Fine Wines.
Bord na Móna
Brian O'Kennedy, Managing Director of Clearstream Solutions, presents Declan McDonnell from Bord na Móna with the Green Supply Chain Award
The Secret Garden
Conor O'Riain, Ecocem Materials Head of New Market & Products, presenting the Green Retailer Award to Brian Paterson from The Secret Garden.
John Harrington, Director, RealEyes, presenting The Green Product Award to Ciaran Walsh from Nemos Horticultural Ltd