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Shortlist Announced For Causeway Business Awards

Posted: 31st May 2018

Individuals nominated for success in developing connections on both sides of the Irish Sea

29 May 2018 Edinburgh – Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange, the Irish/Scottish business network has announced the shortlist for its awards ceremony taking place on 15th June 2018 at Glasgow City Chambers.

The awards celebrate individuals and companies who have championed business relations between the two countries.

Spanning sectors including banking, renewables, not-for-profit, creative, publishing, events and tourism, the award winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow with Keith Brown MSP and Joe Mc Hugh, TD in attendance.

Celtic Renewables show first sample of bio-butanol. Scottish company breakthrough produces motor fuel from distillery leftovers. A Scottish company has become the first in the world to produce biofuel capable of powering cars from residues of the whisky industry. Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland after manufacturing the first samples of bio-butanol from the by-products of whisky fermentation. Pic shows Prof Martin Tangney, founder of Celtic Renewables showing the first sample of bio-butanol at The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh. More info from Carlos Alba

Prof Martin Tangney, founder of Celtic Renewables showing the first sample of bio-butanol at The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh.

Sponsored by leading engineering consultancy, Jacobs, the awards follow on from the successful inaugural event which took place at the City Chambers, Edinburgh in June of last year.

Supported by the Irish and Scottish Governments, Causeway was set up in 2016 to connect top level business people from Ireland (North & South) and Scotland.

In less than two years, the not-for-profit organisation has held almost 50 events, attracting hundreds of attendees and responsible for significant business development opportunities for members.

Commenting on the awards, Colm Moloney, Causeway chairman said: “The diversity of shortlisted organisations reflects the spread of businesses looking to develop business opportunities on both sides of the Irish Sea. We have been fortunate in our success in attracting support not only from businesses such as Jacobs but also the Scottish and Irish Governments who recognise the value of the network.”

Adding to Colm’s remarks, David Reid, Vice President Growth and Sales Europe at Jacobs, said: “Having been involved in the network since it launched, Jacobs recognises the value it has provided in bringing together businesses and Government on a wide range of topics to drive growth and opportunity in Ireland and Scotland.  We are delighted to be supporting this year’s awards night and the continued success of the network.”

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