LOCAL Gorey people, businesses and charities have received nominations in the Gorey Business and Endeavour Awards which take place digitally on Friday, February 4.
Voting opened online last week and already close to 10,000 votes have been cast across the categories.
Organisers Philip Cullen and Dave Howick said they have been delighted with the response.
“The response shows that there is both a want and need for this type of endeavour. It’s just a pity we could not have the live awards night again this year but thanks to the local response again this year we’re already looking forward to next year,” said Philip.
“We’ve already seen over double the votes on the previous awards. The people of north Wexford have nominated with great diversity in their names of people, groups and businesses that it really does demonstrate such amazing talent and professionalism in our midst”.
Both agreed that they are looking forward to letting everyone know the results in the next few weeks as voting closes soon.
Those up for nomination in the person of the year category include: Aoife Parle, Ray Cullen, Karen McCann, Lisa Power and Anne Slator.
For young achiever, there are: Matthew McGrath, Aaron Leonard and Muireann Fitzpatrick.
Lifetime achievement nominees include former councillor Robert Ireton, Michael Wade, Elaine Warren, Jim Dempsey and Kevin O’Doherty.
Overall business nominations include Stafford’s Bakery, Whizzy Internet, Kia Ora Mini Farm, K&K Windows and Gorey Family Eyecare.
While best place to work nominations include Fifth Avenue, Pettitt’s SuperValu, The Ashdown Park Hotel, Coatek and Spice Retail along with a large number of other business categories including best family business, retail business, service business, green business, hospitality business, SMEs and start-ups.
Charity nominations include Jack & Jill, Talk To Tom, St Aidan’s Services, Gorey Youth Needs and Gorey Girl Guides.
Front line staff nominations included Gorey Meals on Wheels, Gorey Hospital, Talk To Tom, Gorey Dental Practise and Gorey Family Practise.
Visitor attractions to receive nominations were Wells House, Kia Ora Mini Farm, Wexford Lavender Farm, the Amber Springs Hotel and Gallivanting Tours.
Sports achievement nominations go to Conor McDonald, Tara Rocks GAA Club, Paul Boyle, Clodagh Dunbar and Caoimhe Molloy.
All nominees can be viewed on www.goreyawards.com where votes can be cast.