Roscommon-based business, Mark Lohan Fitted Furniture, recently won ‘Best Retail Business’ in the large business category at the ActionCOACH Business Excellence Awards, which took place on Friday, December 17th.
Running for the past decade, the Business Excellence Awards showcase the ‘best of the best’ in the business world across small, medium and large businesses. This year’s virtual awards honoured the achievements and accomplishments of business owners and professionals from across the island of Ireland.
Reacting to the win, Mark Lohan said: “Receiving this award means an awful lot to myself and the team as an acknowledgement for all our hard work since the formation of MLK and especially over the last number of years.
“It has been very difficult to do business during the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated problems but they have also been our best years to date for growth”.
ActionCOACH Derek O’Dwyer had high praise for Mark Lohan Fitted Furniture: “Mark is a student of business. He is committed to building a business that will work without him. He has grown the business nearly ten-fold in under seven years. He has established the best kitchen showroom in the west in the past few years and plans to replicate this with showroom number two in 2022. He has an excellent team including sales, customer service, manufacturing and fitting. A huge amount of business comes from word of mouth and referral. Mark is a big believer in systems and processes and this has allowed the business to grow over the past few years”.
Paul Fagan, Managing Director, ActionCOACH Ireland, said of the winners: “The SME Business Community are the real unsung superheroes in Ireland today. During the past 18 months, they have kept their business open in the face of pandemic with multiple restrictions and lockdowns. They have overcome immense challenges to survive and thrive and today we recognise and celebrate their success”.
Winners were judged on the performance of their business in terms of growth in sales and profits and new jobs created.
The full list of winners is available at: https://actioncoach.ie/business-excellence-awards-2021/.