The Hardware Show 2017 - Highlights

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Innovation Awards 2017

A key and defining objective of The Hardware Show is to showcase new product innovation to retailers and merchants. On Saturday, 4th March the winners of the Hardware Show 2017 Innovations Awards were announced at the President’s Ball held at Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.



Overall Innovation Award winner: Solus - XCross Filament LED bulb.

HOME: Solus for their XCross Filament LED bulb – the next generation of bulb generating a 360 degree surround, natural and warmer instant light, with no time delay.

GARDEN: Hygeia for their Greenforce Lawn Gold, an organic based lawn fertiliser.

BUILD: Botament for their RD1 Universal product, the very first multi-functional reactive sealant in the world that comes as a single component in one container.

HARDWARE/DIY: DS Supplies for their Trojan Combi-One floor profile, one profile for all floor types.

President's Ball 2017

With thanks to the support of our Presidents Ball sponsors, Ames True TemperDulux, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Isover, and Xtratherm, and our Innovation Awards judging panel, including head judge Bobby Kerr, Irish entrepreneur and businessman and one of the original judges on Dragons Den, who was joined by:

Peter O’Donovan, Purchasing Manager – Retail, Glanbia,

Paddy Kingham, Managing Director, Daly Bros N/E Ltd, and

Gary Craven, Regional Manager (ROI), Murdock Builders Merchants, and

Denis Cronin, Head Retail Buyer, Dairygold

President's Ball

 The President's Ball will take place on the evening of Sunday 17th February at Citywest Hotel.

 The Ball traditionally welcomes the new President of Hardware Association Ireland. In 2019 the new President will be Sean Moran, Group CEO of HPC (Home Project Centre) and Sean invites you to attend the Ball that he promises will be an excellent evening of fun, dancing and networking with industry colleagues.


Tickets for the Ball will be live soon.

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