Shaun Copas Awarded Best Businessman in Greater Newry Business Awards 2019

Huge Congratulations to Shaun Copas, our Managing Director for winning Best Businessman at the Greater Newry Business Awards last night. Unfortunately, he was away on holiday but Gordon Coulter MBE picked up the award for him; ” Shaun is focused, dynamic, innovative thinker who thrives on multiple challenges.


From Left to Right – Adele Ireland, Paul Burke, Gordon Coulter MBE and Pamela Houston. Copas picking up their 4 Awards including Best Businessman for Shaun Copas, MD, Best Manufacturing & Engineering Company, Highly Commended in Best Innovative Company and Best Business Growth.

He started out as a sole trader and now employs over 50 people from all over South Down, from Ardglass to Newry.


Shaun is celebrating 13 years in business and has overseen a 60% increase in sales in the last 12months, a £2.5million investment into new state of the art technology including the recent introduction of fully automated hard metal milling, over the past 2 years.


He has ambitious plans to invest £8million, to expand and build a state-of-the-art new milling centre of excellence.


He would also want me to thank his great team at COPAS for all their hard work and dedication as well, especially Paul Burke his Operations Director and Adele Ireland, Finance & HR Manager.


He will be thrilled to have won this award and thank you to Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade for hosting this fantastic event; and to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Shelbourne Motors as the main sponsors. “


COPAS continues to innovate, evolve and deliver excellence in every it does.

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