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Limerick Chamber Shortlist announced for Regional Business Awards 2019

Limerick Chamber Shortlist:Chamber President Dinner Shortlist announcement which was held in The Limerick Strand Hotel on Wednesday 16th October – From Left to Right: Eoin Ryan – Limerick Chamber President, Liam Flannery – Limerick Chamber Boardroom Member / Flannery Bar, Gillian Barry – Sponsor / LIT, Anne Morris- Limerick Chamber Skillnet, Ken Johnson – Chair of the Awards Committee, Limerick Chamber/ PWC, Graham Burns – Chair of Judging Committee, Limerick Chamber / CPL

Limerick Chamber Shortlist announced for Regional Business Awards 2019

The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2019, sponsored by LIT, will be hotly contested by 21 companies across 7 categories. The winners of the categories, as well as the 2019 Overall Business of the Year and the President’s Award, will be announced at the Limerick Chamber President’s Dinner, on Friday 15th November in the Limerick Strand Hotel.

The awards are designed to recognise the hard work, commitment and innovative approach each company has showcased which has contributed to the growth of the area.




The judges will grant the Overall Business of the Year Award to an applicant they believe submitted an outstanding application and has made significant progress in the region.

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The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2019.

Dee Ryan, Limerick Chamber Chief Executive said, “The standard of entry was so high that this year our Independent Judging Panel, chaired by former Entrepreneur of the Year, Anne Heraty, deliberated for more than 12 hours on reaching their decisions. It was nail-bitingly close for many categories with high-scoring entries narrowly missing out in a place in the final. All of the entrants can be very proud of their performances, the competition was stiff! ”

Dr Liam Brown, LIT, overall sponsors of the Awards, said “LIT’s partnership with Limerick Chamber goes from strength to strength as we recognise the success and achievements of businesses in our region. As sponsors of these awards for the last 9 years, we are delighted to be involved in the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards.

“It is an opportunity to honour companies who are succeeding and employing many LIT graduates. In fact, over 80% of our graduates are employed by mid-west companies. LIT also supports more than 100 entrepreneurs and start-ups on an annual basis, many of which will enter this prestigious competition in due course,” he added.

100 entries were submitted across 7 categories.Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2019 Shortlist

Best Emerging Business Contribution to the Region, sponsored by Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick City & County Council

  • Get the Shifts
  • Hookebio
  • Huggnote

Best SME Business Contribution to the Region, sponsored by AIB

  • Enet
  • 4Site
  • Croom Precision Medical

Best Large Business Contribution to the Region, sponsored by Holmes O’Malley Sexton

  • Analog
  • Savoy Hotel
  • EI Electronic 

Best CSR: Contribution to the Region, sponsored by Deloitte

  • Shannon Heritage
  • GECAS- GE Capital Aviation Services
  • SL Controls

Best Retail & Hospitality Business, sponsored by BDO

  • Cornstore
  • UCH
  • Absolute Hotel 

Best Not for Profit, sponsored by Northern Trust

  • Limerick Autism Awareness
  • St Marys Cathedral
  • Tait House 

Best Employer Contribution to the Region, sponsored by Limerick Chamber Skillnet

  • Collins Mc Nicholas
  • SL Controls
  • Analog

Our Independent Judging panel:

  • Anne Heraty, CEO CPL Resources (Chairperson)
  • Liam Woulfe, CEO Grassland Agro
  • Sean Lally, Manager and Co-Owner of Hotel Woodstock
  • Paul Shelley, Business Advisor & Non-Executive Director 
  • Tomas Sercovich, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland
  • John Tynan, Head of Education, Training & Development Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

About the Awards:

Now in its 9th year, the annual Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards, celebrate excellence in business across 7 categories.  Last year, Shannon Group won the Overall Business of the Year Award.

The Limerick Chamber President’s dinner will be held in the Strand Hotel on the evening of Friday 15th November.  The event is the most prestigious business event in the region. Over 400 guests will attend the black-tie gala event this year.

For more information on Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2019 click here.

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