The growing global focus of many businesses across Galway will be among the themes highlighted at this year’s Galway Chamber Business Awards which will take place in November.
The awards, in association with the Shannon Airport Group, will take place in the Galmont Hotel in Galway City and entries must be received by 14 October.
Ten awards will be presented on 18 November, including a newly created Culture and Creativity Award, recognising the growing importance of this aspect of life in Galway.
Another key award, the Scale-Up/ Growing Business Award will recognise younger businesses who are growing and creating jobs at the forefront of enterprise in Galway.
Announcing the details of the 2022 Awards, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, said they are delighted to once again be associated with the fantastic and innovative business community in Galway.
“At Shannon, we know that connectivity is critical to enable business to connect with the global marketplace and we are continuing to grow our range of air services to further underpin the economic impact on our region,” she said.
“These awards provide us with a unique opportunity to acknowledge people who demonstrate vision, courage and ambition to drive both their business and this region forward.
“They enable us to recognise the positive impact these great businesses have in the community, and we look forward to seeing many of them recognised in November.”
The awards are easy to enter and provide all participants as well as their staff with an opportunity to show their pride in what they do as well as sharing their achievements with other businesses.
Three entries will be shortlisted in each of the categories and these businesses will be featured in all publicity around the awards.
The prestigious President’s Award will be awarded to an individual who has contributed to the business life of Galway that is outstanding in every way.
The 2022 Galway Chamber Business of the Year sponsored by The Shannon Airport Group will be awarded to one of the category winners.
To apply, simply complete the application form, available at www.galwaychamber.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, 14 October.
Full list of award categories
Scale-up/ Growing Business Award, sponsored by Galway Technology Centre & WestBIC
Sustainability Initiative Award, sponsored by Shannon Airport
Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by EY
Best Small to Medium Enterprise Award, sponsored by AIB
Best Customer Service Award, sponsored by Permanent TSB
Marketing Excellence Award, sponsored by Galway City Council
Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Galway City Council
Culture and Creativity Award
President’s Award, sponsored by PwC
Overall Business of the Year Award, sponsored by The Shannon Airport Group
Highlighting the growing number of award categories, Dermot Nolan, President of Galway Chamber said the beauty of these awards is that they reflect the diverse and multifaceted nature of business in Galway.
“There are awards for every hue of enterprise and for all those who are making significant contributions to the Galway business community,” he said.
“Whether it is for newly established companies who are scaling and creating jobs, those who are helping to highlight the innovative nature of the Galway corporate community, those helping to foster the culture and arts or those who are supporting inclusion or sustainability – these awards are set up to recognise the many positive strides taken by our corporate community.
“There is a lot to cherish about business in Galway and we look forward to seeing that accomplished on the 18th November.”