Proudly sponsoring industry awards in 2017

Close Brothers is pleased to sponsor several awards this year in the plant, construction, quarry, transport and haulage industries. These are all vital sectors in the Irish economy, and we are delighted to play a part in recognising the success of firms across Ireland.

Fleet Transport Awards Services to the Industry winners

The Fleet Transport Awards took place on 28th September in Dublin, which marked the 11th annual gala banquet held by the magazine. In the Services to the Industry category which was supported by Close Brothers, Pat O’Donovan from O’Donovan Transport received the award.

Fleet Bus & Coach Irish Coach of the Year 2018 Awards Irish Coach of the Year winner

Close Brothers sponsored the Fleet Transport Irish Coach and Midi Coach of the Year 2018 Awards which consisted of three groups. The Mercedes-Benz Tourismo was named the Irish Coach of the year. Irish Midi Coach of the year was Noone Turas 500S, and Irish Mini Coach of the Year went to UNVI Vega EX-Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 516.

Plant Construction and Quarry Awards Construction Company of the Year winners

Creagh Concrete have been rewarded for their achievements in the construction industry at the annual Plant & Civil Engineer ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry’ Awards. The company was presented with the ‘Construction Company of the Year’ accolade, sponsored by Close Brothers Commercial Finance, at a gala evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on 23 November. It is regarded as the premier event in the Plant, Construction and Quarry calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.

Export and Freight Awards Fleet Truck of the Year winners


The Export & Freight Awards serves the haulage and logistics market across Ireland. On 14th September, the ceremony was held in Belfast where Close Brothers sponsored the Fleet Truck of the Year category, in which the winner was MAN Truck & Bus.

Congratulations to all of the deserving recipients.  

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