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Carbery wins in three categories at Agribusiness Awards 2017

November 22nd, 2017 8:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Dr Karina Pierce (left), a lecturer at the School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD, and judging co-ordinator, presents the Excellence in Sustainability award to Enda Buckley and JJ Walsh, Carbery Food Ingredients, at the Agribusiness Awards 2017

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CARBERY Group has won awards in three categories at the third annual Agribusiness Awards ceremony, held last week in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

They included the Agribusiness Leader 2017, Agribusiness of the Year and Excellence in Sustainability awards.

Dan MacSweeney, CEO of the Carbery Group, received the Agribusiness Leader 2017 award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of Ireland’s agribusiness sector. As chief executive of the Carbery Group for 25 years, he has led the expansion of this business from its co-op roots in West Cork to become a major global company with diversified operations across four continents. 

Today, Carbery Group is a leading multi-national food ingredient company supplying close to 40 international markets, from its successful and diverse portfolio of dairy, nutrition and food ingredients products.

Carbery Food Ingredients also won the Agribusiness of the Year category which recognised the organisation for its demonstrated excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

In the Excellence in Sustainability category, Carbery won the top award for its focus on sustainable development in the Agribusiness sector through the innovative and sustainable use of resources and prioritising the needs of the wider environment and society.

Launched in 2015, the Agribusiness Awards recognise and celebrate the most innovative organisations and individuals that have contributed to Ireland’s status as a global leader in this vital sector.

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