Glenties Services features at national Forecourt and Retailer Awards

Business opened just six months getting national recognition

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Glenties Services features at national Forecourt and Retailer Awards

Michael Bonner and Kevin O’Donnell accepting their Award for Glenties Services

Staff Reporter editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Glenties Services on the N56 in Glenties just opened in March, but already this superb new business is making waves - and last Thursday at a top retail awards ceremony in Dublin due recognition was given to the Glenties business.

The Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin was the setting for Ireland's Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards for 2016.

Amongst the finalists was Glenties Services, a thriving business that's just six months old. They were competing for first place in the Newcomer Category and did superbly, only to be just pipped at the post by M3 Mulhuddart Services -- a multi millions euro investment new build in Dublin, who eventually won the overall prize.

The Newcomer Award for 2016 consisted of a rigorous point scoring system that included all facilities, convenience and services at each of the retail forecourts from all over Ireland.

Glenties Services scored very high on all categories, including services available, facilities available, working procedures, cleanliness, ambience, layout and of course that warm welcome by its highly motivated staff.

Manager Kevin O’Donnell said: “We are delighted with what we have achieved in such a short time since we opened our doors in March this year, we strive everyday to monitor and improve all of our services; but of course this major achievement would not have been possible without the vision of our owners Sean Flynn and Patrica McCahill, our staff and the support of our community which is very very encouraging.”

Excited

Glenties Services has now even more reasons to get excited about the future after they announced that Ulrike Vaughan opened the doors to a new Veterinary Clinic for the team from The Seaview Veterinary Clinic. This service adds to the impressive list of services offered at Glenties Services, which includes: a Gala Grocery and Deli Store, Top Oil Fuels, Thompson's Animal Feeds, Home Pet Feeding, Costa Coffee, In Store Home Baking, National Lottery, Attended Car Wash and very keenly priced Solid Fuels.

More awards

Glenties Services on the N56 in Glenties has already been nominated for more awards this year and they can certainly be proud of their achievement on Thursday night.