Whitewater makes big splash
Whitewater Shopping Centre wins the Retail Excellence Award at the North Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2015 which took place at the K-Club on Friday 27th November. The Retail Excellence Award was kindly sponsored by Ladytown Business Park. The other nominees in this category were Ted Johnsons and Colortrend.
Speaking after the awards Ingrid Ryan, Whitewater Shopping Centre Manager said:- “It has been a big year for Whitewater Shopping Centre and we are delighted with this recognition from our peers in the Kildare Business community. The Kildare Business Awards are a prestigious awards and we thank them for their support, there was a high level of nominees across the board. I would like to acknowlege the Whitewater team for all their commitment, hard work and service.”
Earlier in the year Ingrid Ryan won ‘All Ireland Manager of The Year’ at the 2015 Spectre Awards which are considered the Premier of the Retail Awards.
The Kildare Business Awards in association with ISS Recruitment and Training, are county-wide awards recognising entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors, they were created to honour industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. Kildare’s most innovative and resilient businesses from retail to manufacturing were recognised at our Awards night.
Under Ingrid Ryan’s leadership, Whitewater has become counted amongst the top attractions in Newbridge town since opening in 2006. With over 70 stores, nearly 1,000 staff and continually growing footfall, Whitewater has earned its place as Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre. Community and family-driven from day one, community-focused events take place throughout the year, with free family fun, Kids’ clubs, style, beauty and seasonal events scheduled throughout the year. Whitewater also enjoys an excellent relationship with Kildare GAA, supports fundraising initiatives for local charities and is proud to support Down Syndrome Kildare as their nominated charity.