Castle Leslie Estate Announced As A Finalist For Inaugural Energia Family Business Awards
Castle Leslie Estate has made the shortlist in two categories in the inaugural Energia Family Business Awards for Best Customer Service and Hospitality Business of the Year. The ceremony which is the first of its kind in Ireland, celebrates successful generations of families who work together. The Energia Family Business Awards take place on the 24th May 2019 in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin. Over 200 entries were received, a remarkable response from family businesses both old and new across Ireland.
Launched by renowned business commentator and MC for the Energia Family Business Awards Matt Cooper, the Awards the first of their kind in Ireland will recognize family businesses of all shapes and sizes across the country. About Castle Leslie Estate:
Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding family. The Leslie Family arrived in Ireland in the 16th Century and bought the Estate at that time. Today, this Irish estate is led and managed by Sammy Leslie and governed by a Family Trust. The family considers itself to be guardians of the land, and their overwhelming desire is to protect the Estate for future generations.
Located in Glaslough, County Monaghan, Castle Leslie Estate is just 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast. Following extensive restoration over the past two decades, the family has transformed the Estate to its original glory. Today, this beautiful Irish estate boasts a variety of accommodation, dining options and a diverse range of on and off-site activities.
The Energia Family Business Awards will acknowledge the efforts of family run businesses in reshaping the business landscape. Judges this year include JJ O'Connell, National Director and Co-Chair of Family Business Ireland, Mark Christal, Manager of the Regions and Entrepreneurship division Enterprise Ireland and Glyn Roberts, CEO of Retail NI among others. Commenting on the finalists, Katherine O'Riordan, Event Director said, “We are thrilled to be hosting these inaugural awards. Irish family businesses have always been and continue to be a fundamental part of the Irish community, with so many businesses run by fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, aunts and uncles. We are proud to acknowledge, support and reward the family business industry in Ireland.” Alan Mulcahy Head of Sales at Energia said about the awards, “Irish businesses and SMEs are the back bone of the Irish economy and communities all across Ireland as illustrated by the broad and diverse entries received for these inaugural Energia Family Business Awards. At Energia, we supply the energy that supports businesses and homes across the island of Ireland, and we are proud to play our part in recognising these innovative businesses, the work they do and contribution they make”. Commenting on the awards, Mr. Brian Baldwin, CEO of Castle Leslie Estate said; “We are thrilled and honoured to be a finalist in not one but two categories in the inaugural Energia Family Business Awards. The Leslie family’s ethos has always been one of creativity and curiosity, openness and sharing, of innovation and entrepreneurship, of sensitivity and working together, of involvement and teamwork. With 1000 years of Leslie family history recorded, and 27 years in business, it is a great honour together with Sammy Leslie our owner, to be tasked with bringing a unique and important part of Ireland’s living heritage through to the future.”