Westport-based company Portwest was named Exporter of the Year at the Export Industry Awards which took place in Dublin at the weekend.

This was the 18th year of the awards, which recognise the achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland.

Portwest designs, manufactures and distributes personal protective equipment, workwear and outdoor leisure wear throughout the world.

The family business is headquartered in Westport and employs over 3,500 people worldwide.

CEO Harry Hughes said they were surprised and delighted to win the Exporter of the Year award, which he said represents hard work and commitment from their staff worldwide.





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