Carbery Group Crowned 2023 Exporter of the Year

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The Irish Exporters Association, hosted the 2023 Export Industry Awards, on Friday night last announced Cork based Carbery Group as the overall 2023 Exporter of the Year after winning the Sustainable Trade Exporter of the Year award.

With 10 high-profile companies winning across 10 categories, this year saw an incredibly competitive judging process. The Export Industry Awards is the IEA’s annual flagship event. 500 export industry professionals, alongside local and international dignitaries, were present for the awards ceremony and black-tie gala dinner, which was moderated by world famous mentalist and magician Keith Barry.

Carbery Group was established in 1965 by four West-Cork creameries and the UK’s Express Dairies. Since then, they have continued to expand and grow, creating new markets for the milk of their farmer shareholders.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, said: “Tonight, marks the 21st year of the Export Industry Awards, and we are here to recognise the consistent and outstanding achievements of the businesses working in the Irish exporting community. These awards showcase the excellence of Irish business – continuing to highlight the best in innovation and sustainability, from small emerging companies right up to multinational scale; across the manufacturing, Life Sciences, Food & Drink Exporters, and Services sectors, and not to forget the Logistics and Supply chain companies who never fail to provide vital services to the export economy.

Irish exporters have proven to be the bedrock of Ireland’s economic success. IEA members are at the forefront in expanding into new markets and opening the world up to high-quality Irish goods and services. The IEA is proud to play its part in working to increase the presence of Irish exports into more diverse markets.

We are delighted to announce Carbery Group as the winner of the prestigious 2023 overall Exporter of the Year. Our judging panel were particularly impressed by their co-operative approach to research and development at every level of the business – sourcing input from their scientists, manufacturers, and stakeholders alike. They have created an exemplary model, incorporating innovation and sustainability to the benefit of their industry and supply chain.”

Export Industry Awards Category Winners:

Export Innovation of the Year

 

Hanley Energy

 

  • Aalto Bio Reagents
  • Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service (CIRS)
  • Glenhaven Foods
  • Hanley Energy
  • Hemp Heros
  • Moffett Automate Storage
  • PEL Waste Reduction Equipment
  • Turmec
  • Ventac
Food & Drink Exporter of the Year

 

Lir Chocolates

 

  • Aerabo by Dairygold
  • Butlers Chocolates
  • East Coast Bakehouse
  • Glenhaven Foods
  • Honeyvale Foods
  • Hyde Irish Whiskey
  • Lir Chocolates
  • Silver Hill Duck
High Potential Exporter Award

 

Klearcom Tech

  • Brickfield Education Labs
  • EquiTrace
  • Klearcom Tech
  • NoCo
  • OCEANR
  • Snapfix
Life Sciences Exporter of the Year

 

Aalto Bio Reagents

 

  • Aalto Bio Reagents
  • Bausch + Lomb Ireland
  • Hemp Heros
  • Kora Healthcare
Logistics & Supply Chain Company of the Year

 

Port of Cork

 

  • CEVA Logistics Ireland
  • CMA CGM Shipping Ireland
  • Dixon International Logistics
  • Port of Cork
  • Hawthorn Logistics Solutions
  • Irish Continental Group Container & Terminals Division
  • IWT
  • McArdle Skeath
  • Rhenus Logistics
  • Virginia International Logistics
Manufacturing Exporter of the Year

 

Irish Dog Foods

 

  • Scatter Box
  • Bausch + Lomb Ireland
  • Hanley Energy
  • Irish Dog Foods
  • Merenda
  • Moffett Automated Storage
  • SF Engineering
  • Turmec
  • Ventac
Private Irish Business of the Year

 

Moffett Automated Storage

 

  • Scatter Box
  • Bubblepack Insulation
  • Combilift
  • Dixon International Logistics
  • Irish Dog Foods
  • Kora Healthcare
  • Moffett Automated Storage
  • Portwest UC
  • Quality Tractor Parts
  • Ventac
Services Exporter of the Year

 

UrbanVolt

 

  • Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service (CIRS)
  • Fexco
  • Hanley Energy
  • UrbanVolt
  • Ventac
Sustainable Trade Company of the Year

 

Dixon International Logistics

 

  • CMA CGM Shipping Ireland
  • Dixon International Logistics
  • IWT
  • Virginia International Logistics
Sustainable Trade Exporter of the Year

 

Carbery Group

 

  • Carbery Group
  • Danone, Wexford Supply Point
  • Dansko Foods
  • Irish Distillers
  • SF Engineering
  • UrbanVolt – Solar Made Easy

 

Pictured: 
Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association with Carbery Group – Winners of the Overall Exporter of the Year Award at the Export Industry Awards 2023. Photo Credit: Karl Hussey