Ryan’s Mace in Lisselton among Four County Kerry MACE stores to receive top accolade


Four County Kerry MACE stores were honoured at the recent MACE Excellence Awards for achieving exceptional standards in retailing, which was held in Lawlor’s Hotel, in Naas in Co Kildare, and hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE brand in Ireland.

This year’s MACE Excellence Awards, held in association with Solution Management Associates (SMA) are only awarded to MACE stores that pass an intensive year-long inspection, including three unannounced audits, visits from mystery shoppers and a BWG-led compliance audit for every store as part of the qualifying criteria.

The Co. Kerry stores who received a MACE Excellence Award for 2024 are:
• Robert Ryan, Ryan’s MACE Lisselton Cross
• Juliette Healy-Rae, Healy-Rae’s MACE Kilgarvan
• Colm Kelliher, Kelliher’s MACE Rathass, Tralee
• Joseph and Breda O’Dwyer, O’Dwyer’s MACE Camp

Congratulating the winners, Keith Crawford, MACE Sales Director, said: “The MACE Excellence Awards recognise those who, through their commitment to outstanding retail standards and customer service, continue to set the benchmark for the brand and marketplace overall. Increasingly high standards are undoubtedly contributing to the continued success of MACE. I want to congratulate Juliette Healy-Rae, Colm Kelliher, Joseph and Breda O’Dwyer, Robert Ryan and their teams. Their efforts have been truly outstanding and their recognition is very well-deserved.”