Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber launch Business Awards 2015

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber launches Business Awards 2015 in association with FBD!

We always say; when someone does something exceptionally well they deserve to be recognised. Be it excellent customer service, sustaining your business through turbulent times or dedicated work in our community, committed people and businesses who take pride in their work makes this area a better place to live and work. In recognition of this, Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber and FBD are excited to announce the launch of the 2015 Business Awards.

Last year's event saw an enormous increase in popularity, entries and exposure for the Dungarvan & West Waterford Business Awards. Many well-known local businesses competed for the wide variety of business awards from Business Partnering to Men in Business.

Again this year we listened to feedback and suggestions and  based on this have introduced  new categories to keep things fresh and  relevant. We have a really simple nominations process that we hope will encourage everyone to get involved.

We want businesses who feel that they excel in any category to nominate themselves, but we also want to see customers highlighting good service and innovative products by nominating businesses they have had good experiences with. We encourage everyone to support the individuals doing exceptional work in business and in our community by nominating them. We have a wide range of categories and there really is something for everyone. This year’s categories are:

Business Awards

  • 1. Green / Smart Travel/ Conservation – sponsored by Go Dungarvan, with the Dep. of the Environment Community & Local Government, through Environment Dep. Waterford City & County Council
  • 2. Networking Excellence  - sponsored by Dungarvan Nissan
  • 3. Emerging New Business – sponsored by WLR FM
  • 4. Digital Marketing & E Commerce  – sponsored by Dungarvan Enterprise Centre
  • 5. Customer Service Excellence – sponsored by Dungarvan Encore Stage Academy
  • 6. Innovation & Sustainability in Business – sponsored by Al Eile Stud
  • 7. Food  Business - sponsored by McDonalds
  • 8. Health & Well Being – sponsored by Murrays Pharmacy
  • 9. Education Excellence – sponsored by Bank Of Ireland  Kilmacthomas
  • a)      Contribution to the community (Group or Individual)  – sponsored by Terra Nua
  • b)      Employee of the year -  sponsored by Dungarvan Leader
  • c)      Women in Business - sponsored by Mary & Mollie - Main Street Traders
  • d)      Men in Business – sponsored by SGC Dungarvan

Grand Prizes:

  • Dungarvan & West Waterford Business of the Year Award
  • Dungarvan & West Waterford Ambassador of the Year

The winners in each category will receive a framed certificate and a commemorative piece. All category winners are then put forward to the two Grand Prize Categories sponsored by FBD worth €1000.

The awards are open to all to enter and you can make multiple nominations using our simple online nomination form. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 25th of September, with the final winners announced at our Awards Night in Lismore Castle on the 6th of November. The judging criteria for all categories and terms and conditions of entry are all available on our website at http://www.dungarvanchamber.ie/ , where you will find links to the online nomination form. Nomination forms are also available from the Chamber Office above High Street Medical Centre or by contacting us on 058 45054.

Help to make sure that those who do great work get the recognition they deserve- Get Involved!!

The Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, the prime representative forum of businesses in the locality, aims to further stimulate investment, sustained economic growth and enhanced quality of life for all and is delighted to partner FBD and other sponsors for this venture. Our continued involvement in the Awards underlines our enthusiasm and commitment to further develop business potential locally and the importance of Ambassadors who promote Dungarvan and West Waterford as a vibrant destination in which to Work, Rest, Play and Visit.

With 30 years’ experience in insurance, FBD is the 2nd largest Insurance company in Ireland. Commenting on their sponsorship of the awards, Michael Colivet, Area Manager with FBD said “FBD are committed to excellence in business and we are delighted to continue to work with the Chamber for this initiative, particularly as we see its dramatic growth.”