Awards

Cois na hAbhann is a spectacular destination centre which was founded in 2007 by Michael & Mary Nolan along with their daughters Elaine and Maria. Elaine, a qualified horticulturist manages the Garden Centre while Maria runs the interior and giftware department.

 

Our aim was to create a quality garden centre with the emphasis on good customer relations. The centre comprises an award winning Garden, Home and Lifestyle Centre as well as The Bay Tree Cafe which specializes in using locally sourced produce to create garden fresh salads and hearty mouthwatering lunches along with homebaked cakes. It’s the perfect spot for a restorative coffee and treat.

 

Although we have only been open a relatively short time we are proud to have been the recipient of many prestigious awards to date.

  • In 2008/2009 after being opened for 6 months we were awarded four stars and won “Best New Entry” in the Bord Bia quality Awards.
  • In 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 we were awarded 5 stars and also won “Bord Bia Garden, Home and Lifestyle centre of the year” (Small).
  • In 2011/2012 we were awarded a 5 star gold rating. We also won the award for “best plant merchandising” as well as “Garden, Home and lifestyle Centre of the year”(small).

 

In 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 we again won Bord Bia Garden Centre of the year (small). We were also awarded a 5 star gold rating and won the award for Best Plant Merchandising.

 

 

Awards

 

Since opening in 2007 Cois na habhann has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. We have been recognised each year by Bord Bia and have won the following awards (please click each award listed to view certificates):

 

 

  • Retail Excellence Ireland Finalist Store of the year 2014

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  • Bord Bia Quality Awards 2013/2014

        -Bord Bia Garden, Home & Lifestyle Centre of the year (Small)

        -Bord Bia 5 Star Gold Garden Centre

        -Bord Bia Best Plant Merchandising 

 

“The commitment to develop the business, whilst continuing to provide an excellent customer experience make Cois na h’Abhann an outstanding retail enterprise for which the whole team deserve credit“– quoted by a Bord Bia Judge ( Bord Bia Garden Centre of the year (Small) Centre of the Year – Small)

 

“The team here has perfected a unique and individual style when it comes to visual merchandising and display, none more so than in the external plant area which sets them apart from everyone else”-quoted by a Bord Bia Judge ( Best Plant Merchandising)

 

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  • 2012/2013 – Bord Bia Quality Awards 2012/13

        – Bord Bia Garden, Home & Lifestyle Centre Of The Year (Small)

        – Bord Bia 5 Star Gold Garden Centre

        – Bord Bia Best Plant Merchandising

“Exemplary attention to detail, commitment to improve, and a unique understanding of their customers all contribute to making Cois na h’Abhann leaders in their field – fabulous.” – quoted by a Bord Bia Judge (Bord Bia Garden Lifestyle Centre of the Year – Small)

 

“The team at Cois na h’Abhann have created a unique and special approach to the visual merchandising throughout the centre including the plant area that clearly demonstrates they understand how many customers shop.” – quoted by a Bord Bia Judge (Bord Bia Best Plant Merchandising Award)

 

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  • 2011/2012Bord Bia Quality Awards 2011/12

         – Bord Bia Garden, Home and Lifestyle Centre of the year (small)

         – Bord Bia 5 Star Gold Garden Centre

         – Bord Bia Best Plant Merchandising  

 

“The merchandising approach to plants adopted by Cois na h’Abhann is unique, inspirational and aspirational. It is very cleverly targeted to appeal to their customer profile with visually attractive displays” – quoted by a Bord Bia Judge (Bord Bia Best Plant Merchandising Award)

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  • 2009/2010 Bord Bia Quality Awards 2009/10

Bord Bia Garden, Home and Lifestyle Centre of the year (small)

Bord Bia 5 Star Garden Centre

 

“The quality ‘look and feel’ to this centre gives it a unique ambience. There is plenty to inspire customers, and for them to aspire to, through the  displays created. The attention to detail and the commitment to continue learning and building on the business have quite rightly put Cois Na h’Abhann in this leading position.”– quoted by a Bord

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  • 2008/2009 Bord Bia Quality Awards 2008/09

Bord Bia Best New Entry

Bord Bia 4 Star Garden Centre