Corporate Social Responsibility


At Barry Group, we pride ourselves on being active and responsible social partners for a number of worthy causes and initiatives. For further information on these projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Barry Group Mallow Business Award winners crowned

‘This is about recognising those businesses who play an enormous role in our local economy and about highlighting the quality and innovation of our local businesses’ said Jim Barry, Managing Director of Barry Group after the winners of the Barry Group Mallow Business Awards were crowned at a packed Mallow Chamber of Commerce Ball in Springfort Hall last November.

This year’s awards garnered a record number of entries, a testament to the enthusiasm shown from businesses in Mallow and the surrounding areas to get involved according to Barry Group Managing Director Jim Barry.

‘We are delighted with the reaction this year from businesses around the area. A lot of work went into defining the categories and I think the range we have gave everyone a chance to get involved and to highlight the strength of their business’ said Jim Barry.

The 2017 awards featured the following nine category winners:

Shop Front of the Year

Fitness Solutions

Fitness Solutions offers a vibrant, active shop front which encapsulates their vast range of stock and services in store.

Tourism, Food and Hospitality

Blackwater castle

A medieval Castle for rent in Ireland, the spectacular home of the former Viscount of Fermoy and Lords of the Barony of Fermoy, is a truly unique heritage site of international significance.

Professional Service Award


FDC pride themselves on their professionalism and their ability to go above and beyond for their clients making them a more than worthy winner in this category.

Small Business Award

Health and Safety Publications:

Health & Safety Publications is a leading provider of health and safety publications and has brings an outstanding level of detail across every service they offer.

New Business Award

Richard’s Little Farm:

Richard’s Little Farm has firmly established itself as an innovative and successful business since starting in 2015. This is a business that will continue to go from strength to strength.

Retailer Excellence Award

Park West Flowers

Park West Flowers pride themselves on going that extra mile for their customers and this level of service is one of the pillars of their success in business.

CSR Award

Joyce’s Pharmacy:

Joyce’s Pharmacy is extremely active in the local community with their involvement in Mallow Tidy Town, Mallow Development Partnership and Mallow Rotary along extensive involvement across local sport.

Best Social Media Award

The New Mousetrap

One of Mallow’s most popular bars, the New Mouse Trap uses Social Media to seamlessly capture the atmosphere of a Saturday night on the town.

Medium Business:

Irish Roll Forming

Since its rebranding in 2014, Irish Roll Forming has continued to offer their customers the highest quality product coupled with the same great level of service their customers have come to expect.

‘We were thrilled with the reaction to the awards and the enthusiasm shown by every business who entered. Our award winners had some fierce competition but each one demonstrated the qualities needed to come out on top. It was fantastic to reward those business who form the backbone of our local economy and who mean so much to so many people’ said Jim Barry. 





Hundreds Turn Out for Costcutter Father and Son Run in Aid of the Keith Duffy Foundation

Earlier this year Costcutter announced its new corporate partnership with the Keith Duffy Foundation.

One of the first fundraisers under the Costcutter banner was the Father & Son Run which took place in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin on Sunday the 12th November, which saw hundreds of fathers, sons, mothers and daughters run to raise funds for Keith’s Foundation.

The leading convenience store group Costcutter, operated by Mallow-based Barry Group, is the first corporate partner signed up by the Foundation, which aims to provide practical support to chosen children’s charities across the country.

Speaking at the Costcutter Father & Son Run Keith Duffy said “We want to go direct to the people in need, helping individuals, families and schools so that funds raised make a real and immediate difference. Costcutter’s support in achieving this will be invaluable”.

Jim Barry, Managing Director of Barry Group which services the independent Costcutter stores, says that practical local support for good causes appeals greatly to the local store owners.

“Costcutter is the locally owned store at the heart of communities and, as such, can tap into the generosity of people who want to contribute locally to good causes”, the retail boss said.


Having a child who is seriously ill or coping with a disability is immensely challenging for families. Keith Duffy’s fundraising work improves these people’s lives, and we are delighted for Costcutter to get behind his good work”, he added.

The Barry Group will market the charity initiative nationally, with a national media campaign, as well as strong in-store marketing and POS.

Critically ill children and young people, and those with disability or learning difficulties, are the focus of the new charity, which will host a number of high-profile annual events. These include the Keith Duffy Ball and Golf Classic, as well as smaller events, including promoting local fundraisers for chosen charities around Ireland.

The Keith Duffy Foundation is one of the first charities to be registered compliant with the new Charities Regulatory Authority.

Autism is among the multitude of causes the Keith Duffy Foundation supports; a charity of choice for the celebrity and his wife Lisa, since their daughter Mia was first diagnosed with the disorder at 18 months old.






Barry Group partners with BIA Food Iniative for Annual Trade Show

Karen Horgan, project manager BIA Food Initiative with Barry Group HR Director Niall Hartnett

Barry Group once again partnered with the BIA Food Initiative at this year's Trade Show.

 Each year the Trade Show produces a large volume of food surplus and this year we worked with BIA and all of the suppliers on the day to make sure that all the surplus food from the trade fair was redistributed to a variety of charities across Ireland who are supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities.



Barry Group raises €5,500 for The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation at Annual Awards Night


Barry Group was delighted to raise €5,500 for The Jack And Jill Children's Foundation at our Annual Awards Night at the City West Hotel in Dublin in September.

Miss Cork North Amy Barry chose The Jack And Jill Children's Foundation as her nominated charity for the Miss Ireland competition and the company was delighted to raise such an amount on the night.



Mr Jim Barry, Managing Director, Barry Group and his daughter Amy Barry, in conjunction with their customers Costcutter, CarryOut and Quik Pick presented €60K to Irish charities as part of their 60th Anniversary in 2015.

Focus Ireland (Stephanie Tipp) services for the homeless, the Jack & Jill Foundation which supports families of severely ill children, aid agency Concern (Derval O’Brien), Pieta House (Pat Duffy), the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (Tim O’Mahony) and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Sarah O’Suilleabhain) all received funding from Barry Group, Mallow and its customer base Costcutter, Carryout and Quik Pick as beneficiaries of a major national fundraising campaign, which concludes the company’s 60th Anniversary celebrations.

The six charities were each presented with a cheque for €10K by Barry Group managing director Jim Barry and Ms Cork runner-up Amy Barry.

Speaking at the donation presentation Jim Barry said “Very few people in Ireland have escaped the hardship of recent years, but there are people who suffer day in, day out, on account of extreme poverty and ill health. At the Barry Group we could not think of a better way to celebrate our 60 years in business than by making this concerted effort to help” Jim Barry added.