The Mayo Advertiser is delighted to announce the return of the Best of Mayo Awards for 2014.
The awards, now in their third year, recognise and celebrate Mayo’s exceptional businesses of all sizes, across all sectors.
Last year, more than 4,000 people voted for their favourite businesses in their community across 10 categories.
This year, the awards are once again open to all businesses in Mayo, from hotels, restaurants, and bars to beauty salons, convenience stores, and fashion outlets.
Businesses can register for free to be a part of the Best of Mayo Awards 2014 at www.bestofmayo.com
Penny Masterson, general manager of the Advertiser Group, said the awards represent an opportunity for businesses to really showcase their products and services and all that is good about their business to the local community.
“These awards are really going from strength to strength,” explained Ms Masterson. “Thousands of members of the public have voted for the businesses they see in their community which are going that extra mile to deliver an exceptional level of service to their customers.
“The awards are a fantastic opportunity for all of the businesses taking part to increase their profile as they strive to be the very best for their customers, and get recognition for that.”
The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, was the overall winner in the best hotel category at last year’s awards.
Marketing manager at the hotel, David Glynn, said taking part in the Best of Mayo Awards and then going on to scoop the top award was a hugely positive experience for their business.
“It was a great lift here for us all,” he outlined. “We really used the award win to promote our business. Straight away we updated our marketing material to highlight that we were named the best hotel in Mayo by our customers. We ran a special offer around it to celebrate the win as well and we got a hugely positive response. We also noticed that it attracted a good reponse on social media. The competition was stiff so we were delighted to win our category.”
Mr Glynn said the hotel will certainly be entering the competition again this year.
The Mayo Advertiser will run a four-week marketing campaign to encourage people to vote for the best businesses in the county.
Voting by the general public starts on Friday August 8, and closes at midnight on Sunday September 7.
Businesses which have registered for the Best of Mayo Awards will receive free promotional material to display in their place of business, encouraging their customers to support them in the competition.
The top finalists will be invited to a special lunchtime awards ceremony on Wednesday September 24, where overall winners will then be announced.
If you believe you have what it takes to be named Mayo’s best, enter the Best of Mayo Awards today at www.bestofmayo.com
For further information on the awards, email [email protected].