Excellence should be celebrated – whether it takes the form of great customer service, innovative business thinking or dedicated work in our community, committed people and businesses who take pride in their work make our community a better place to live and work.
Building on the reputation and success of previous years, our 2016 Business Awards will recognise achievement in 12 business and ambassador categories, with two overall Grand prizes sponsored by FBD Insurance worth €1000 each. This year we are also introducing a new People’s Choice Award which will give people a chance to nominate and vote for their favourite local business through social media.
This is an important opportunity to acknowledge and reward progressive local businesses for their dedication, vision and contribution to our community. We want businesses who feel that they excel in any category to nominate themselves, but we also hope that customers who have had great experiences with local service and products will take the time to get involved. We have a diverse range of categories with something to suit everyone and the nomination process is simple.
This year’s categories are:
Individual Achievement Awards
West Waterford Business People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Dungarvan Leader
Grand Prizes – sponsored by FBD Insurance:
• 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 one of the two Grand Prize Categories sponsored by FBD worth €1000.
The nomination procedure is simple and is open to both the public and business owners - you can make multiple nominations using our simple online nomination form. Please note that our online nomination form does not allow you to save your work or exit and return to the form, so we advise you to write up your nomination before you begin and copy/paste it into the form.
Step by step online nomination:
Choose your nominee and the category you wish to enter them in, or select the category you’d like your business to be considered for.
If you would prefer to fill out a hard copy nomination, forms are also available from the Chamber Office above High Street Medical Centre or by contacting us on 058 45054. Terms and conditions apply.
All nominations will be independently judged by RIKON in Waterford Institute of Technology. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 28th of September, with the shortlist released on the 14th of October and final winners announced at our Awards Night in Lismore Castle on the 4th of November.