Business Person of the Year Award


Sponsored by Donegal County Council

Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions. PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.


Mairtin Kelly, Kelly’s Centra & Diner

Kelly’s Centra and Diner is very much part of the fabric of Letterkenny. This year Mairtin Kelly has made significant investments resulting in a newly refurbished diner, state of the art EPOS system, new visual aids and leading-edge merchandising.

Always focused on the customer, Mairtin is hardworking, passionate and continuously innovating to create the best customer experience. He also puts a great emphasis on his employees who are the foundation of the success and growth.

Mairtin has positioned Kelly’s Centra & Diner right in the heart of the community and where possible “gives back” to those who have helped the business along the way.

Liam Foy, Foy & Company

Foy & Company is a leading Home Furnishing and Décor store. Liam Foy the director, and leader has dedicated over forty years to the business. This year has seen significant investment in the Letterkenny store and there are ambitious plans for the future. Liam’s ambition and vision has driven the business forward.

An entrepreneur and risk taker, Liam likes to cultivate creativity and encourages staff to communicate their ideas, learn from each other and strive to perform better or in his words “don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

David Gildea, CloudRanger

David Gildea, CloudRanger.

CloudRanger works with companies across the globe to help them understand the cloud, and take the complexity out of cloud integration. Started just 4 years ago by David Gildea, who had expertise and a vision, CloudRanger has recently been acquired by a Silicon Valley based company. This achievement in such a short time and with an enormous amount of personal sacrifice and commitment is testament to the product David has developed and the talented team of committed professionals he has assembled right here in Letterkenny.

CloudRanger is intending to grow here in Donegal and is on track to become an even bigger worldwide success.

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CLOSING DATE: Public view for the online vote closes at 10am, Monday 12th November 2018 and the FINAL deadline is 10am, Wednesday 14th November

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.