On Saturday 10th November, AIB Merchant Services were proud to be the title sponsor at the 21st annual Retail Excellence Awards at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. The awards were a great success, seeing over 500 of Ireland’s top retail industry executives come together to celebrate their success and the industry as a whole.
The night saw energetic TV personality Hector Ó hEochagáin present the 23 awards including Digital Campaign of the Year won by Three, Manager of the Year won by Mary Keane from The Kilkenny Shop and of course the closing award, National Store of the Year won by Willow Fashion Boutique. Following from the opening speech delivered by Retail Excellence Chairman J.P.Kennedy, Robert Doherty, Head of Payment Products in AIB Merchant Services addressed the crowd stating that ‘we know payments, you know retail’.
AIB Merchant Services were also the sponsor of the nights raffle in aid of Pieta House giving attendees the opportunity to pay using their cards with the Clover Flex at their tables. Prizes included a weekend getaway at Cliff Town House, Champions League tickets and a €250 Aer Lingus voucher. The raffle as a whole was a great success with many donators applauding the use of Clover and the ease of processing cards at an unconventional event. In total, AIB Merchant Services received €4,900 for Pieta House.