Keogh’s Crisps announced as Irish Exporter of the Year 2022

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*Category Wins for Combilift, Maersk Ireland, Musgraves & McArdle Skeath

The Irish Exporters Association, on Friday night last at the Mansion House announced the winners of the 2022 Export Industry Awards with Dublin based Keogh’s Crisps crowned overall 2022 Exporter of the Year after winning the Food & Drink Exporter of the Year category.

With 10 high-profile companies winning awards across 10 categories, this year saw
one of the most competitive processes in the coveted Awards’ history. The IEA’s
annual flagship event, a black-tie Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner with 460
export industry professionals, local and international dignitaries in attendance, was
moderated by comedian Oliver Callan.

Established in 2011 by Tom Keogh, Keogh’s Crisps is already sold in 16 countries
worldwide. Producing one hundred percent own grown potatoes from their family
run potato farm in Oldtown, Co. Dublin, Keogh’s Crisps is one of the fastest growing
food manufacturers in Ireland.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Simon McKeever, CEO of the Irish Exporters
Association, said: “Tonight, we are here to recognise the outstanding achievements of companies working in and supporting the export industry in Ireland. Across 10 categories, we celebrate Irish business excellence – from Innovators and Small & Emerging
exporters, manufacturing, and sustainable companies, to the Multinationals, from
Life Sciences and Food & Drink Exporters to the Services and Technology Exporters
and the many companies which provide vital services to the sector.

As an island-nation at Europe’s periphery, we are globally renowned for overcoming
difficult obstacles and turning challenges into opportunities. I am convinced that Irish
exporters will continue to meet these difficulties directly, working to increase the
presence of Irish exports into more diverse markets.

We are delighted to announce Keogh’s Crisps as the winner of the prestigious 2022
overall Exporter of the Year. Keogh’s Crisps showed impressive innovation, passion,
and growth strategy. The judges were particularly impressed by their experience and
expertise which lead to their fast-growing success in very competitive markets.”

Pictured L to R: Patrick Joy, President of the Irish Exporters Association, Audrey Madden, Keogh’s Crisps, Sinéad Lee, Keogh’s Crisps, and Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, at the Export Industry Awards 2022.

2022 Export Industry Awards Category Winners:

 

Award Winner Shortlisted
Export Innovation of the Year

 

SilverCloud Health

 

  • Irish Distillers
  • Modubuild
  • Origin Spirits Ireland
  • Nutritics
  • SilverCloud Health
  • Turmec
  • Ventac
Award Winner Shortlisted
Food & Drink Exporter of the Year

 

Keogh’s Crisps

 

  • Dawn Farms
  • Irish Country Meats
  • Irish Distillers
  • Keogh’s Crisps
  • Lir Chocolates
  • Silver Hill Duck
Award Winner Shortlisted
High Potential Exporter Award

 

Abbeylands Furniture (Trading as Scatter Box)

  • Abbeylands Furniture (Trading as Scatter Box)
  • Dotser
  • Olas Staffing Software
Award Winner Shortlisted
Life Sciences Exporter of the Year

 

Prodieco

 

  • Charles River Microbial Solutions
  • Medentech Kersia Group
  • Prodieco
  • SilverCloud Health
Award Winner Shortlisted
Logistics & Supply Chain Company of the Year

 

McArdle Skeath

 

  • DB Schenker
  • Dixon International Logistics
  • Expeditors Ireland Ltd
  • IWT
  • Maersk L&S
  • McArdle Skeath
  • Rhenus Logistics Ltd
  • Rosslare Europort / Iarnród Éireann
  • XPO Transport Solutions Ireland Ltd
Award Winner Shortlisted
Manufacturing Exporter of the Year

 

Combilift

 

  • Abbeylands Furniture Ltd T/A Scatter Box
  • Combilift
  • Hanley Energy
  • Irish Dog Foods Ltd
  • Medentech, Kersia-Group
  • Prodieco
  • SF Engineering
  • Swedencare Ireland
  • Turmec
Award Winner Shortlisted
Private Irish Business of the Year

 

Musgrave Group

 

  • Blazenvale Ltd, T/A Chupi Fine Jewellery
  • Boyne Valley Group
  • Combilift
  • Modubuild
  • Musgrave Group plc / Musgrave Export
  • Portwest
  • Prodieco
  • Ventac
Award Winner Shortlisted
Services Exporter of the Year

 

Tomkins

 

  • GGL Monitoring Services Ltd
  • HSBC Continental Europe, Ireland
  • Investec Europe Ltd
  • OCO Global
  • Thyme-IT
  • Tomkins Intellectual Property
  • Ventac
Award Winner Shortlisted
Sustainable Trade Company of the Year

 

Maersk Ireland

 

  • DPD Ireland
  • Expeditors Ireland Ltd
  • IWT
  • Maersk Ireland
  • Rhenus Group
  • XPO Transport Solutions Ireland Ltd
Award Winner Shortlisted
Sustainable Trade Exporter of the Year

 

Carbery Group

 

  • Blazenvale Ltd, T/A Chupi Fine Jewellery
  • Carbery Group
  • Danone
  • Diageo Ireland
  • Urbanvolt