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Cormac Tagging’s leader is All-Star Agri-business Person of the Year 2022

Cormac Tagging’s Ursula Kelly is the All-Star Agri-business Person of the Year 2022 award winner.

This is a three-in-a-row for the Galway-based business, as a previous recipient of the All-Star Agri-Business 2020 & 2021.

The winners were announced in a virtual awards ceremony yesterday (Thursday, October 28th, 2021).

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses that meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust, and customer-centricity.

All-Star Award

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for Cormac Tagging said:

“We are bursting with excitement here in Tuam at Cormac Tagging as. This is another accolade in recognition of our leader’s tireless efforts in driving diversity, equality and sustainability into the agricultural sector.”

“Getting the personal award, All-Star Agri-Business Person of the Year 2022, is a huge achievement and something we are very proud of. Ursula is tremendously grateful to her loyal customers who make it all worthwhile.”

“Business All-Stars is a national recognition programme, shinning the spotlight on the very best businesses in Ireland.”

“It is an acknowledgement of the hard work, commitment, sacrifices and contribution Ursula has given to the business and Irish economy.”

Cormac Tagging is a family-run business with a successful 30-year track record in the agri-business sector.

The company’s strength lies in its depth of knowledge and vast experience in the Irish farming sector.

Ursula joined the family business in 2014 and is very passionate about farms and families associated with farming. She is now driving the workforce as the managing director.

Ursula Kelly from Cormac Tagging, Tuam, Co Galway

AgTech

She is “extremely passionate” about AgTech and how technology in farming will be the changing face of the industry, providing alternatives to traditional farming methods and revolutionising the sector.

Ursula is the only female sitting on the AgTech Ireland executive council. She is constantly driving innovation across the industry and has captured 40% of the cattle tag market (still growing).

The Galway native “single-handedly” got the government to change the monopoly legislation of a single cattle tag provider in Ireland.

This award dovetails nicely into the impact Ursula has made in a male-dominated industry.

It comes ahead of the upcoming celebration of 5 years since she spearheaded Cormac Tagging into the cattle tagging vertical on December 16th, 2016.

Ursula Kelly is also a West Women in Farming Ireland (WWFI) member. The group aims to empower and support those in the Connaught region, where women meet and help other women farming.

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