The Waterford Business Awards are open for entry from Monday, September 7th and will celebrate and honour the very best in business across a variety of ten categories.
Organised by Waterford Chamber and supported by Waterford City & County Council and WLRfm, the 2015/16 Awards were launched at the Medieval Museum, which was hosted by WLRfm’s Teresanne O’Reilly.
Speaking at the launch, Waterford Chamber President Michael O’Dwyer said: “Even after just one year, this event has become one of the main talking points on our calendar. This year we are delighted to announce, with the support of RIKON, we are opening online entries, so companies will be able to submit their entries through a safe and secure platform on the Waterford Chamber website. Thank you also to our sponsors who have come on board for a second year, your support is very much appreciated.
“Following on from the success of last year and from the hugely positive feedback we received, we are confident the level of entries will be of the highest standard and I look forward to celebrating with you all on March 4th next year in the beautiful setting of Faithlegg House Hotel for our gala dinner.”
The awards are open for entry from Monday, September 7th until November 16, 2015, where after a shortlist of 30 finalists will be announced and the gala awards ceremony will be held on Friday, March 4th in Faithlegg House Hotel.
The ten categories comprise of Arts & Culture, Tourism & Hospitality, Services, Food and Agri Business, Retail, Best Small Business, New Business, Innovation and Technology, Manufacturing and Industry, Community and Social Enterprise and an Overall Business of the Year award which will be sponsored by Waterford City and County Council.
Last year’s Overall Winner was Dawn Meats and Commercial Director Paul Nolan endorsed the awards at the launch by saying: “This time last year we would have questioned whether we should put ourselves out there but I can safely say right now it was worth it. It is not only fantastic to be recognised by your peers and receive the amount of publicity we did, but it creates a massive sense of pride within the team and we have had well wishes from clients all over the country and beyond. I couldn’t recommend the Waterford Business Awards highly enough and would encourage everyone in business to enter. There are no losers in this.”
The Business Awards are free to enter and are open to all businesses including non-members of Waterford Chamber.
From Monday, 7th September, entries can be submitted online here or on the official entry form, which can be emailed or posted to Waterford Chamber.