‘Gold Standard’ as H. Murphy’s staff scoop prestigious Stonehouse Awards
There were celebrations at H. Murphy's Cash & Carry in Enniscorthy recently as the staff showed off their recent haul of awards from Stonehouse.
Murphy's was presented with the prestigious Gold Standard Award for excellence in retail and they were also shocked and delighted to be given the National Homestead Sales & Support Award for 2018 at the special ceremony in the luxurious Carton House in Maynooth, Co Kildare.
Founded in 1929 in Enniscorthy by Herbie Murphy and Jimmy Griffin, H. Murphy and Co has grown exponentially since then and now has branches in New Ross and Arklow as well. In the beginning, it was a traditional tea blending and wholesale groceries business until the early 60's, when H. Murphy & Co. was turned into one of the first Cash and Carrys in the South East.
Speaking at the ceremony, a representative from Stonehouse said that Murphy's was being given the award for 'a continuing track record of reliability and great service'. Owner David Murphy said it was a great reflection on his loyal staff, many of whom have clocked up over 25 years of service.
'We were surprised to win it to be honest,' he said. 'It's judged on your purchasing and sales over the year and we came out on top. We have great support from local shopkeepers and we were delighted to win.'