Ahead of the official awards ceremony on 3rd April, Chambers Ireland today (10 March 2020) announces the official shortlist for the 2020 Chamber Awards.
The full shortlist for the Chamber Awards is as follows:
Best Chamber Marketing Campaign
Cork Chamber – Cork Chamber’s Bicentenary Celebrations
Drogheda & District Chamber – M1 Corridor, the centre of Ireland’s economic growth
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry – ‘Well Connected with NI Chamber’
Waterford Chamber -‘Network Magazine’
Event of the Year
Cork Chamber -No Escaping – Networking at Cork City Gaol
Drogheda & District Chamber – Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann – Drogheda 2019
Kilkenny Chamber – Kilkenny Business Awards 2019
Letterkenny Chamber – Summer Sessions
Northern Ireland Chamber – NI Chamber Annual Networking and Business Showcase 2020
Tralee Chamber – CNY Tralee
Waterford Chamber – Tramore Christmas Festival
Local Authority Collaboration
Cork Chamber – Ireland’s Greenest Bus Fleet
County Carlow Chamber – Chamber Trade Connections Export to Netherlands Programme
County Kildare Chamber – Kildare to Boston Trade Mission 2019
Drogheda & District Chamber – Drogheda Motor Show
Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber – Dungarvan Home Of The Greenway – Tourism Partnership In An Evolving Market
Letterkenny Chamber – The Retail Promotion Initiative
Most Innovative Project
Cork Chamber – The Sustainable Cork Fund
Bantry Chamber – Grow Remote – Bantry Chapter
Dublin Chamber – Dublin’s Global Reputation
Galway Chamber – Galway Innovation Hubs
Shannon Chamber – Mid-West Lean Network
Sligo Chamber – Look Up Sligo
Waterford Chamber – Waterford Chamber Regional Leaders Programme
Most Successful Policy Campaign
Cork Chamber – The Viability and Affordability of Apartment Building in Cork City
County Kildare Chamber – Chamber lobby for rate freeze for 2020
Dublin Chamber – City Regions Ireland. 5 Cities – 8 Principles – A Shared Voice
Galway Chamber – Get Galway Moving
Limerick Chamber – Chambers of Mid-West & West unite to advocate for increased support for regional airports
South Dublin Chamber – Brexit – What We think we know, What we know we wont know, What we need to do.
Best Membership Initiative
Bray & District Chamber – Tea @ 10. A Business Networking Initiative
Cork Chamber – The Cork Chamber Pioneer Membership
Northern Ireland Chamber – Getting to Know NI Chamber
Waterford Chamber – Merger of Waterford Chamber and Tramore Chamber of Tourism & Commerce Waterford Chamber
Drogheda & District Chamber – Drogheda Chamber ‘FitBiz’
The Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of Chambers around the country while providing a platform for Chambers to share and promote how active and engaged they are across several different areas.
The shortlist features projects from 17 Chambers, exemplifying the wide-ranging work being done around the country.
Congratulating the Chambers shortlisted, Colm Blake, Head of Insurance Marketing at Zurich Ireland, the main sponsor of the awards, commented,
“At Zurich, we have proudly supported Chambers Ireland over the years and are delighted to once again be the title sponsor of their annual awards for 2020.
These Awards are an opportunity to reward the excellence of the Chamber network and their members; particularly for the work they do to promote the long-term development of businesses in their communities so that they are better places in which to live, work and do business.
We are thrilled to reinforce our commitment to helping the Chambers celebrate these achievements in Ireland.”
Commenting on the reveal of the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said,
“Chambers across the country are active participants in the development of our regions, our towns, our communities – the places we call our own. The Chamber Awards is a celebration of how Chambers place business at the heart of their communities.
Through their work in supporting local economic development, Chambers take the lead in launching innovative campaigns, projects and policy proposals. Our goal in hosting this national awards ceremony is to promote this creativity and hard work.
Local Chambers collectively promote Ireland’s business competitiveness through a variety of creative projects and activities, particularly through the brilliant events they run which highlight what their local areas have to offer and attract local people and international visitors alike.
We look forward to the awards ceremony in April and in the meantime I would like to wish all of the shortlisted Chamber applicants the very best of luck.”
The Chamber Awards winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony on 3rd April at the Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Awards will be presented for excellence in six different categories and one Chamber will be awarded the overall award of Chamber of the Year 2020.