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Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2017 shortlist announced

With over a 100 entries submitted across 8 categories, the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2017 shortlist has officially been announced.

Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2017 shortlist announced

Thirty-three companies across Limerick have been nominated for awards in the annual Chamber Regional Business Awards. The shortlist of companies across 11 categories was revealed at a special breakfast event in the Greenhills Hotel at the Ennis Road. These categories will honour community and voluntary sector, and employers which make an effort to develop the talent in their workplace.

Limerick Chamber and Limerick Institute of Technology hold the annual Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards. The awards are designed to acknowledge companies in the local region who strive for success each day. The awards recognise the hard work, commitment and innovative approach each company has showcased which has contributed to the growth of the company and in turn the region itself.

Chamber chief executive Dr James Ring says, as ever, the quality of the entrants to the awards – now in their seventh year – is impressive.





“A lot of our entrants would be long-standing businesses, so that would be encouraging to see. The numbers have gone up again this year. We are just shy of 200 entries this year,” Dr Ring said.

In the last few weeks, an independent panel of judges has been whittling the entries down to just three in each category. The Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts drawn from the senior management teams from a variety of industries. Of the 11 categories, one will be named Limerick Chamber regional business of the year. 

Chamber president Ken Johnson will also hand over a special ‘lifetime achievement’ style award to an individual at the black-tie gala event in the Strand Hotel next Friday, November 17.

Here is the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2017 Shortlist:

 For Innovate Start-Up of the Year, sponsored by Limerick Institute of Technology shortlisted are Get the Shifts, Ingenium and Cloud Cards.

For Best Innovation (RD&I) Award, sponsored by Innovate Limerick, ON Semiconductor, HookeBio and Gkinetic Energy LTD have been shortlisted.

Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2017 shortlist

Pictured are Ken Johnson, President Limerick Chamber, Gillian Barry, Hartnett Centre LIT, and James Ring, CEO Limerick Chamber. Picture: Shauna Kennedy.

For Best SME of the Year, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, Connack Construction, TouchStore nad Antaris Consulting have been shortlisted.

 For Best Large Business, sponsored by Holmes O’Malley Sexton it’s Shannon Group plc, Optel Group, and Roadbridge. 

For Best Family Business, sponsored by AIB JJ Kavanagh & Sons, Flannery’s Bar and D & M Garden Centre have been shortlisted.

 Applegreen, WP Engine, and Kirby Group have been shortlisted for CSR: Best Contributions to the Community, sponsored by Deloitte. 

For Best Business Service Provider, sponsored by ActionPoint Technology Group sd worx, Firstchoice and H & MV Engineering have been shortlisted. 

Funky Donut, Tuscany Bistro, and Wicked Wholefoods have been shortlisted for Best Retail or Food Service, sponsored by BDO. 

University Concert Hall, Clonshire Equestrian Centre and the Hunt Museum are on the shortlist for Best Culture, Hospitality and Tourism Award, Sponsored by Northern Trust. 

For the Best Community & Voluntary Sector Organisation, sponsored Limerick City & County Council, Saoirse Treatment Centre, Limerick Suicide Watch, and DorasLuimni have been shortlisted. 

And last but not least for Best Employer: Talent Development & Workplace Wellness Award, sponsored by VHI, EY, UBER, and HOMS have been shortlisted. 

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