Daniel Gallagher, Managing Director of North West Aluminium, has been named as Business Person of the Year at last night’s Letterkenny Business Awards 2019.
Mr Gallagher became the MD of the Kilmacrennan-based firm more than a decade ago and has been instrumental in bringing it to its market-leader status.
North West Aluminium is one of Ireland’s largest manufacturers of roofing accessories and ventilation products. With 50 employees, the company is planning a new expansion and is currently moving into the UK market, with a third of output going to the UK.
The Business Person of the Year Award 2019 was presented at the Letterkenny Chamber awards in the Clanree Hotel, with more than 400 in attendance.
On accepting his award, Daniel said: “It’s about having good people and the right people.”
See the full list of winners below:
Business Person of the year – David Gallagher, NW Aluminium
Hall of Fame 2019 – John Loughrey, John F. Loughrey Financial Services
Excellence in Customer Service – Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure
Growth Through Export Award –McMonagle Stone
Employee of the year – Shane McClafferty, Eurospar Gortahork
Business Excellence Award – Letterkenny Glass
Best Community Health and Well-Being Initiative – Donegal Women’s Centre
Best Innovation & Creativity Award – Inishowen Engineering
Excellence in Marketing Award –Castle Grove Country House Hotel
Best Start-Up Business Award – Luca’s
Retailer of the Year – Magees Pharmacy
Female Achiever Award – Annette Houston, FM Cleaning
Best Tourism Initiative Award – Donegal Airport
Embracing Cross Border Trade Award – Bolt-On
Professional Services Award – Donaghy Safety Training LTD