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Sunday 17 December 2017

2017 Business Awards launched in Wexford

At the launch of the Wexford Business Awards. From left: Tom Enright, chief executive of Wexford County Council, Karl Fitzpatrick, president of Wexford Chamber, Tracey Morgan of Wexford Chamber and Niall Reck of Graphedia
At the launch of the Wexford Business Awards. From left: Tom Enright, chief executive of Wexford County Council, Karl Fitzpatrick, president of Wexford Chamber, Tracey Morgan of Wexford Chamber and Niall Reck of Graphedia

Well-known TV and radio personality Hector Ó hEochagáin is to host the highly-anticpated and much-coveted 2017 Wexford Business Awards.

The annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 9th year, will recognise the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and successes of Wexford based businesses.

Reiterating the importance of celebrating the achievements of the local business community, the CEO of Wexford Chamber, Madeleine Quirke, said that on Friday, May 26, 'the crème de la crème of Wexford businesses will converge on Clayton Whites Hotel to enjoy one of the most anticipated events of the year.

'These awards are unique, as they acknowledge the achievements of Wexford businesses, irrespective of their size or sector,' she said.

Applications for the 2017 Wexford Business Awards, are now open and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Nominations for the extensive range of award categories can be submitted online via www.wexfordbusinessawards.ie and all Wexford businesses are encouraged to participate in this process.

'The awards have always acknowledged the diversity and depth of the entrepreneurship which imbues so many of the commercial activities throughout the county and this year, we are encouraging the start-up companies and sole traders to engage with the application process and gain the recognition which they deserve for their valuable contributions to our local economy,' said Karl Fitzpatrick, the President of Wexford Chamber.

Following an independent and transparent judging process, which will be completed at the end of April, the category award winners will be announced at the Gala event, hosted by Hector Ó hEochagáin. 

Speaking about his involvement on the night, Mr Ó hEochagáin said that with the economic recovery now in flow, he was delighted to be a part of this high profile and hugely successful event. 

'In addition to discovering which businesses will claim the coveted awards, I am looking forward to an entertaining evening with the Wexford businesses that have kept 'her lit' in recent years,' he said. The evening will culminate with the announcement of the overall Wexford Business of the Year Award 2017, an honour which was awarded to Scurri last year. Award categories include the community, corporate social responsibility, customer experience excellence , eCommerce, energising Wexford, export and logistics, investing and profession, large company of the year, operational excellent, the chamber president's award, R&D innovation, retail excellence, SME of the year, digital marketing, start-up business of the year, and tourism success and innovation. For more information about the 2017 Wexford Business Awards, visit www.wexfordbusinessawards.ie

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