Dick O'Sullivan has been honoured for his contribution to Kildare's business community.
Mr. O'Sullivan was manager of Punchestown Racecourse for 16 years, before his retirement last year.
In that time, he oversaw a €6.2 million redevelopment of the facilities, the extension of the Punchestown Festival, and record attendances.
420 business leaders from across Kildare attended the Annual Kildare Business Awards in association with Kildare County Council and LEO Kildare
Business of the Year for 2019 was won by Barretstown.
SME (1-5 Employees) Big Picture Communications
SME (6-20 Employees) Monread CRM
SME (21 Employees plus) Barretstown
Digital Marketing Award Punchestown Racecourse & Event Venue
E - Commerce Award CarveOn
Employee of the Year Award Siofra Ryan - Kilkea Castle Resort & Golf Club
International Trade Award Irish Dog Foods
Green Business of the Year Intel
Networker of the Year Award Ronan Twohig - Gannon Office Solutions
Start Up Business of the Year Acornstar
Excellence in CSR Award T & I Fitouts
Tourism & Hospitality Award Palmerstown House Estate
Innovation & Technology The Culinary Food Group
Customer Excellence Award Graphedia
Diversity & Inclusion Award Maynooth University
Overall Business of the year Barretstown
Outstanding Contribution to Business Dick O’Sullivan (Punchestown Racecourse)