Limerick Chamber Business Awards: Nominations revealed

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Limerick Chamber Business Awards: Nominations revealed

At the announcement of the shortlist at the breakfast event were Dermot Graham, Judy Tighe, Joan O'Dell, Conor O'Sullivan (all from AIB) and James Ring, CEO Limerick Chamber | PICTURE: Shauna Kennedy

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 this Thursday morning in the Greenhills Hotel at the Ennis Road.

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

“The quality is always good. We always get a very good mix of companies. This year, because of our two new categories, we have had a cohort of companies which would have never entered before. It's encouraging to see this,” he said.

These categories will honour community and voluntary sector, and employers which make an effort to develop the talent in their workplace.

“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 added.

In the last few weeks, an independent panel of judges have been whittling the entries down to just three in each category. 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.

Full list of nominations: 

Innovative start-up company of the year

Get the Shifts

Cloud Cards

Ingenium

 

Best Small to Medium Sized Enterprise

Conack Construction

Antaris Consulting

TouchStore

 

Best Innovation (Research and Development)

Hooke Bio

GKinetic Energy

On Semiconductor

 

Best Large Company

Optel

Shannon Group

Roadbridge

 

Best Family Business

Flannery’s Bar

JJ Kavanagh

D & M Garden Centre

 

Best Corporate Social Responsibility

Kirby Group Engineering

Applegreen

WP Engine

 

Best Business Service provider

Sd Worx

First Choice

H & MV

 

Best Food Service Business

Wicked Wholefoods

Tuscany Bistro

Funky Donut

 

Best Culture, Hospitality and Tourism

Hunt Museum

Clonshire Equestrian Centre

University Concert Hall

 

Best Community and Voluntary sector

Doras Luimni

Limerick Suicide Watch

Saoirse Addiction Treatment

 

Best employer: talent development and workplace wellness

Holmes O’Malley Secton

EY

Uber

For a profile of each nominee, check out Business Leader in next weekend’s Limerick Leader print edition.