Sean Stafford is honoured for outstanding contribution to businesss
Sean Stafford Snr was last week announced as the inaugural recipient of the AIB North Wexford Outstanding Contribution to Business Award.
He was presented with his award at a lunch hosted by Gorey Chamber in The Ashdown Park Hotel. Chamber president Jim Hughes said that Sean has 'created a brand based on delivering quality from his first business in Gorey 60 years ago right up today.'
'He has been an icon for many and has been one of my heroes since I first became interested in business,' he added.
Sean was presented with a leaded glass piece, designed and created by Biance De Vito, and sourced from Market House Design, Gorey.
Sean thanked his family for their support over the years. 'Without them I couldn't have achieved anything,' he said. Members of Sean's family were in attendance, including his son and daughter Sean and Una. The AIB was represented by manager Keith Groarke.
Sean grew up in Wexford town and to this day, his accent is distinctly one synonymous with the town, but his business, social and sporting links have extended much further afield.
Staffords Bakery now employs more than 300 people at its base in Clonattin, and in Gorey, Arklow, and Wexford.