Galway Chamber today announced the shortlist for this year’s Galway Chamber Business Awards, which recognises outstanding achievements of business from across the county.
This year, the theme they have chosen for the Awards is ‘Éacht thar na Bearta’ or ‘Outstanding Achievement’.
Galway’s enterprises and individuals are being recognized globally for their achievements and the Chamber sees this as its opportunity to recognise and applaud them at home.
The Galway Chamber Business Awards and Gala Ball 2017 will be hosted by President Maurice O’Gorman on Friday November 10 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.
On the night, the awards presented will recognise and promote SMEs, Start-ups and established Businesses/Companies from all over Galway which embrace the concept of ‘Outstanding Achievement’
In Category 1: Best Emerging Enterprise; Ciara Silke, Feedthepulse and ChatSpace are shortlisted.
Shortlisted in Category 2 (Best Innovation/R&D) are SmartBear, Smart Bay Ireland and Insight Research Institute, NUI Galway.
Category 3 (Best SME) sees Evergreen Healthfoods Ltd Hero Recruitment and Fahy Travel Worldchoice shortlisted.
Best Customer Service will go to GoBus.ie, Galway Bay Hotel or Talent Fusion.
An Pucán, Supermacs and Baboró International Arts Festival are shortlisted for their social media and marketing achievements.
Category 6 – Best Social Enterprise/CSR – sees Grant Thornton, Boston Scientific and Volunteer Galway shortlisted, and in Category 7, which recognises toursim, The Galway Races, Galway Food Tours and Galway Atlantaquaria are shortlisted.
On the night of the awards the ‘Special President’s Award’ will also be presented to an individual who has made a contribution to the business life of Galway that is outstanding in every way. The recipient of this award is chosen by the President of Galway Chamber in consultation with his officer board.
The actual awards are unique pieces by ceramic artist Rachel Webb.
Rachel has created beautiful and unique pieces entitled ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Éacht thar na Bearta’ underlying the outstanding nature of the Category winners as well as the Overall winner and the recipient of the President’s Award.