Brian and Luke Comer of The Comer Group are to receive an Award for their Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain at the prestigious 2015 Irish Post Awards next month.
The brothers, who began their career as plasterers in Ireland, came to Britain in the 1980’s and established The Comer Group.
It has since become one of the largest property groups in Britain, with assets worth £2.5billion across Europe and the US.
Despite the brothers’ impressive financial success, they remain fully in touch with their Irish roots.
They are now the primary sponsor of their hometown football team, Galway United.
Here in Britain the company is best-known for landmark projects such as Princess Park Manor in Friern Barnet, North London where it has transformed a listed building and prominent local landmark into new homes.
“We like a challenge and to be excited by our developments, and that’s why we tend not to go for the bland and the boring,” Brian Comer said in an interview earlier this year.
“Some of our refurbishment and regeneration projects are complex and difficult to complete, but we enjoy the process and the delight on the faces of our buyers when they buy their own properties within our developments.”
The Comer brothers have also been taking the lead on a number of big British projects, including the transformation of a Grade II listed early 19th century building in Palmers Green, north London, which was rescued from English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register.
The company is also central to a new town centre regeneration project in Bracknell, Berkshire.
The Irish Post Awards is an annual gala dinner and awards evening hosted by The Irish Post, the biggest selling newspaper and daily web site for the Irish in Britain.
The annual event will be held at The London Hilton on Park Lane on Friday, October 23, with Eamonn Holmes acting as the Master of Ceremonies.
Other Awards yet to be announced ahead of the night include Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Britain, Outstanding Contribution to the Film & Television Industry, Company of the Year, and The Irish Post Community Award.
Last year’s Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award recipient was Sean Mulryan of Ballymore Group, the international property development company.
Acclaimed Hollywood actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers received the Legend Award.
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