Listowel Garden Centre Grows for Gold at The Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards


Friday night saw the return of the occasion of the Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards – held for the first time in three years due to COVID – and it was a resounding sell-out success.

Over 300 guests attended in style and Women from all over the country were honoured at The Rose Hotel. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges including Helen O’Sullivan – Murphy of O’Sullivan’s Bakery; Danny Leane of Annburys Tralee; Siobhan Donnelly, Marketing Manager Cara Credit Union; Mary B Teahan of Irish Drain Services and Coleen Shannon of AIB Bank Listowel.

Listowel Garden Centre had four strong nominations on the night, including young business woman of the year and in the Floristry-Horticulture area.

Listowel Garden Centre is a family run business with nearly 39 years’ experience in business with a Garden Centre, Gift Shop and Cafe in the heart of lovely Listowel and was awarded and named the Overall Best Business for 2022 at the star-studded event. 

Operating a business is not without its challenges, and even though based in one of the smaller towns in the county, this business has grown from strength to strength, with a very strong female led management team, the business has grown and adapted many new departments over the years as demand required to go up a gear and provide the services. It is now one of the biggest in the county and offers a great place to visit with choice value and service, we know there are more great things to come from this business, quoted Margaret from Connect Publications live on stage on Friday night. 

Nick Roberts, Owner of The Listowel Garden Centre said it has been an incredibly difficult period between the pandemic, the various lockdowns and the challenges that people are facing every day of the week. But our team has kept going throughout everything and they are the reason we have won this award,” he added.

Kerry Brassil, Manager of Listowel Garden Centre also said the award was a huge boost for all staff involved “We put our heart and soul into the business and are trying to create something of real value here in Listowel. It is amazing to get this recognition and it will inspire us to even greater heights in the coming months,” she stated.

This recognition is sure to plant a smile on the family run business for many years to come and we would like to thank our loyal customer base for their continued support.