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Winners at the 2020 Gorey Business and Endeavour Awards in the Ashdown Park Hotel. Photo: Ger Leacy

Winners at the 2020 Gorey Business and Endeavour Awards in the Ashdown Park Hotel. Photo: Ger Leacy

Winners at the 2020 Gorey Business and Endeavour Awards in the Ashdown Park Hotel. Photo: Ger Leacy

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THE GOREY Business and Endeavour Awards has announced that the event will go digital this year.

Having first taken place pre-pandemic in 2020, the event was due to take place in the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey but it looks like it’ll now be a live-stream event via Facebook on Friday, February 4.

A video will be launched online in the coming days with public voting open for a shortlist of nominations across more than 20 categories, from business to community spirit.

Philip Cullen of the awards said that the team will be back in full planning stages this week.

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“We’ll be announcing the shortlist on January 7 through all the available channels and voting will then open for one week to find our winners in each category. The Gorey Business Network panel will go through the results, adjudicate where required and we’ll be ready to announce the winners on the big night.

“Every time we try make plans, Covid changes them and although we thought of cancelling the awards again this year, we have received over 5,000 nominations and are raising money for charity so we decided digital is better than nothing as we can still honour local businesses and community groups. This plan B is not our preferred route, but we feel it’s the best way forward under the current restrictions to remain safe”.

All the shortlisted businesses and individuals will receive a certificate to show they have been nominated, while the winners will receive a trophy. 

The team said that the awards this year had another great response from the community, but the public vote will be essential to crown the winners in a virtual capacity.

To find out more about the Gorey Business and Endeavour Awards, visit www.goreyawards.com.


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