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October 24, 2008

Mondello Wins Award for Business Innovation

For the second year in a row Mondello Park has been honoured by its local chamber of commerce as it collected the Naas chamber award for enterprise and innovation. Having won an ‘Excellence in Business Award’ for the best small to medium enterprise in 2007 the venue has now achieved the rare feat of picking up awards two years running.

At a gala ceremony in the Osprey Hotel the 'Excellence in business Awards' ceremony was a showcase for local business as fifteen companies were nominated in five categories. The glittering ceremony was also attended by EU Commissioner for internal Markets and Services, Charlie McCreevy, who was presented with an award in respect of his contribution to Naas and the surrounding Kildare County.

Mondello Park received its award for innovation on foot of an aggressive diversification programme enacted at the circuit over recent years. The programme of business development has seen Irelands only international race track move from being a purely motorsport venue to a centre for Motorsport, Motor industry training, driver training, vehicle testing and corporate entertainment. According to the awards committee Mondello's win could be attributed to the significant publicity and business that the venue has brought to the Naas area in recent years.

Managing Director John Morris was delighted to receive the award and sees it as another major step in the growth of Mondello Park. “We have successfully managed to diversify from our core business and expand into other areas not normally associated with a race circuit. This has proved extremely successful with an added spin off for Naas and it also places less reliance on actual Motor Sport to keep the venue profitable. We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised by Naas Chamber in this regard and two awards in a row is a real honour for the circuit”

With another exciting year ahead and further product development planned Mondello Park is looking forward to making it a hat trick at next years awards.