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Win a €300 Hotel Break

Nominate your favourite store for the Pat Curran Award for Excellence in Customer Service

Is your local independent health food store great for offering advice, helpful, friendly and customer-focused? You could win a fantastic prize by telling us why.

Everyone who votes in this year's Pat Curran Award for Excellence in Customer Service will be entered into a draw to win a €300 hotel break gift card from, along with a big hamper full of Eskimo-3 goodies. Plus there are 3 runner-up prizes of Eskimo-3 hampers to be won.

To enter, simply vote below, telling us who your favourite independent health food store staff member is, where they work and why you think they should be nominated. The objective of this worthwhile award is to celebrate excellence in independent health food shops throughout Ireland.

Voting closes on 22 December 2023.

Contact Information

First Name:
Last Name:

Your Nomination

Name of independent health food store you wish to nominate:

Name of staff member you wish to nominate:

Please tell us why you think this store and staff member merits the award (max 100 words):

Tick reasons for your choice:

Product Portfolio
Friendly and Helpful
Great Advice
Store Layout

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Please only vote once for your chosen health store member of staff. Multiple votes for the same person will result in your votes being disqualified.

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About the Pat Curran Award for Excellence in Customer Service

PPC Galway Ltd has been supplying Eskimo-3 to Irish households for over 25 years. An Irish family-owned business, its founders Pat and Phil Curran started the company from humble beginnings in their semi-detached house on the outskirts of Galway in 1992. Originally established as a company supplying herbal, homeopathic and nutritional products to practitioners all over the country, Pat and Phil placed a huge emphasis on quality products, integrity in business and first-class customer service.

As the business began to grow, PPC expanded into the retail sector with the renowned omega-3 product Eskimo-3. This is when Pat really came into his own, as his easy manner, brilliant communication skills and genuine interest in people proved invaluable in building the brand and developing strong relationships with stockists and consumers alike which have endured to this day.

Unfortunately, Pat passed away in 2014 following a short illness and his legacy is remembered each year with the annual Pat Curran Award which recognises excellence in customer service. Today the great work started by Pat and Phil is carried on by their daughter Olive and her husband Michael Donnellan.