RecruitmentPlus wins SME of the Year

A hearty congratulations to our Dundalk team for being awarded “Best SME of the Year” at the 2019 Louth Business Awards.


The awards were held on Saturday 19th October at the Carrickdale Hotel with over 650 attending from businesses across Louth. Representing RecruitmentPlus on the night were: Anne Fanthom- Managing Director, Hazel Whelan- Director, Zuzana Foley- Regional Manager, Ciara Byrne- Senior Consultant and Jean Bailey- Temporary Division Consultant.


There were over 20 awards given out on the evening including the “Lifetime Award for Contribution to Louth” which was presented to Jim O’Callaghan of TSM Controls. He founded the company over 40 years ago and TSM is now a global organization exporting to 76 countries. Mr. O’Callaghan was president of Dundalk Chamber of commerce during the mid-80s and during his tenure he drove a cross-border initiative re-establishing contact between chambers of commerce on both sides of the border. A well-deserved award!


RecruitmentPlus were finalists in two categories- Best Training Initiative sponsored by the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board and Best SME of the Year sponsored by VHI Healthcare. The best Training Initiative award went to National Pen, a great employer based in Dundalk.


The highlight of the evening for our team was winning Best SME of the Year. We were delighted to have been short-listed among a strong group of finalists including Foxpak Flexibles, Fyffes, Nova Leah and Great Northern Distillery. All of these companies have made an impact to the region and we were proud to be part of this list of companies.


As members of the National Recruitment Federation, winning the award was a testament to the importance of the recruitment sector in Ireland. We pride ourselves on “Proactively partnering people” and that personal approach seems to have really made an impact on the judges for the Louth Business Awards. Our clients and candidates are at the heart of everything we do and our consultants go out of their way to ensure we place the right people in the right jobs.


The award was accepted by Regional Manager Zuzana Foley. “As a recruitment agency, we work with a good percentage of the companies in attendance at the awards and accepting that award among these clients and colleagues was an amazing experience”, said Foley.


Each company short-listed at the awards should be incredibly proud of their achievement. It is no secret that the worries of Brexit are on everyone’s minds, especially in a border county. Regardless of these worries, these companies continue to thrive and forward-plan with enthusiasm and optimism. This was a great night for the northeast and highlighted the importance of that region to Ireland’s economy.