Ardee’s now annual BAFTA (Baile Atha Fherdia Traders Association) Awards were held at the Nuremore Hotel in Carrickmacross on Saturday night.
The annual event is organised by the Ardee Traders association and sets out to celebrate Ardee business, with awards presented for varying sectors.
The categories and full list of nominees were:
Best Newcomer: Fab Flowers; Bambino; Mr. Smart Phone; Hair By Sylvia; Titta’s Take Away.
Traders Always On The Phone: Willie Martin – V & W Recycling; David Courtney – Advanced Digital; Brent Harvey – East Coast Alloys; Stephen Englishby – Trailor Vision; Mickey Giggins – Building Contractor.
Trader That’s Good With Their Hands: Dermot Murray – All Seasons Hire; Tommy De Courcey – Oriel Flues; Terry Mathews – Ace Hire; David Arthur – Arthur’s Nursery; David Brennan – Ardee Sports Co.
The Cute In A Suit: Pat Callan – Accountant; Vinnie McCoy – Meridian Security;
John Little – Auctioneers; Niall Carberry – Accountant; John Kieran – JC Kieran & Sons Solicitor;
Best Community Group: Ardee Rugby Club; Ardee St. Marys; Ardee Concert Band;
Ardee Celtic; Ardee Active Retirement.
There were also awards given for two publicly voted categories – Rose of Ardee and Premises with the Happiest Atmosphere.
The nominees for all the awards were decided by members of the Ardee Traders and Business Association.
Over the weeks leading up to the awards night Ardee shoppers had the opportunity to have their say by voting via the traders Facebook page.
“We have had a huge response,” a spokesperson for the traders said.
Over 400 hundred people attended the awards night at the Numore.
John Kiernan won the Cure in a Suit Award; Fair Green won the Premises with the Happiest Atmosphere; Ardee Rugby Club won Best Community Group; Mickey Giggins won the Traders Always on the Phone Award; Dermot Murray won the Traders Always Good with their Hands Award.
Jackie Murphy of Brows Beutican won the Miss Ardee Award.
Well done all.