Limerick and Cork Chambers have won the prestigious ‘Most Successful Policy Campaign’ at the Chambers Ireland Annual Chamber Awards, sponsored by Zurich.
Cork and Limerick Chamber win at Chamber Awards 2019 award for M20 collaboration
Limerick and Cork Chambers have won the prestigious ‘Most Successful Policy Campaign’ award for their joint campaign ‘Gearing up for the M20 Cork – Limerick Motorway’ at Ireland’s Annual Chamber Awards, sponsored by Zurich.
The Chamber Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of Chambers around the country. They are a chance for Chambers to showcase achievements in a variety of categories, from innovative projects to successful events, lobbying campaigns and collaborations with local authorities.
Dee Ryan, Limerick Chamber CEO said it is essential for the economic future of the Southern region that the M20 is delivered.
She said: “I’m pleased to accept this award in recognition of the commitment and determination of Cork and Limerick Chamber to secure the delivery of this vital piece of infrastructure. A multi-city approach is the only way to realise a counter-balance to Dublin, and connectivity by motorway between Irelands second and third largest cities is crucial. It is imperative that the M20 project remains a priority and is not adversely impacted by cuts to budgets as has happened in the past. Our track record for delivering strategic infrastructure is on the line. Limerick and Cork Chamber will continue to work closely with the local delivery team to ensure this project remains firmly on the national agenda.”
Speaking at the Chamber Awards, Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said: “The M20 is a critical investment for the future of the Southern Region. Connecting Ireland’s second and third largest City regions is essential for sustainable economic development. The current route was already at 120 % capacity in 2017 and is under increasing pressure. Ultimately, the M20 will support an additional 4,000-5,000 direct jobs and provide a gross exchequer impact of up to €128 million per annum. The M20 would deliver improved capacity for both regional and international trading, completing the corridor along our western seaboard improving opportunities for trade and tourism. We must robustly commit to this infrastructural investment if we are serious about the development of our City Regions, as set out in Ireland 2040.
The Chamber Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of Chambers around the country. They are a chance for Chambers to showcase achievements in a variety of categories, from innovative projects to successful events, lobbying campaigns, collaborations with local authorities and more. The Awards were open to all affiliated Chambers across the country.
Overall Chamber of the Year
County Kildare Chamber
Event of the Year
Waterford Chamber – Toys4Engineers Conference & Expo
Most Innovative Project
Northern Ireland Chamber – Learn Grow Excel – Business Support Initiative
Most Successful Policy Campaign
Cork Chamber & Limerick Chamber – Gearing up for the M20 Cork – Limerick Motorway
Local Authority Collaboration
South Dublin Chamber – Sustainable Business Partnership Programme with South Dublin County Council, South Dublin LEO & South Dublin Chamber
Best Chamber Marketing Campaign
Mullingar Chamber – Winterfest Mullingar 2018
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