UPDATE: Brendan O’Brien of Fields Supervalu is Skibbereen’s Friendliest Employee. Congratulations Brendan!
Skibbereen Business Association has narrowed down the town’s friendliest employees to ten people who will battle it out on Saturday 15th October in The West Cork Hotel to take the special award.
Almost one thousand nominations were received for more than 60 employees in the town. The ten employees with the highest number of nominations are; Rui Santos (Annie Mays), Kate Holland, Brendan O’Brien (Field’s SuperValu), Vitalija Bendziute (Pierce Hickey’s), Deirdre O’Donovan (Drinagh Co-Op), Marie O’Regan (Sean Murray’s), Joe Leahy (Hegarty’s Costcutter), Darren McSweeney (Tully’s Bookmakers), Bernice O’Shea (Skibbereen Medical Centre) and Mary Quinn (Cleary’s Pharmacy).
Mystery shoppers have also visited all businesses in the town to decide the winners of the other categories, namely Best Overall Business, Friendliest Small Business, Friendliest Medium/Large Business and Best New Business.
The awards will be held in The West Cork Hotel on Saturday October 15th at 8pm where Apprentice winner Steve Rayner will address local business people on customer service and building a better business. Tickets for the event are €15 and are available from Kalbo’s Café, North Street and Sean Murray’s, Main Street. Light refreshments will also be served with music by The Horny Devils.