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The Galway Chamber Business Awards 2020 in association with Shannon Group are now open for entry!

Galway Chamber Business Awards are open to all current Galway Chamber Members.

Non-members of Galway Chamber are eligible to enter the following categories:
BEST EMERGING ENTERPRISE
BEST INNOVATION

Please note that any given company can enter a maximum of two categories and separate entries must be made for each category.
Members will nominate their own companies for an award. Special emphasis should be given to the question 'Why do you think your company should win this award'. Please refer to the specific category judging criteria in your answer!

There will be three shortlisted finalists in each category. The Galway Chamber Overall Business of the Year Award will be selected from the category award winners.

Remember to use the #GCBizAwards online!

Download the Awards brochure for further details

CHRIS COUGHLAN AWARD FOR BEST EMERGING ENTERPRISE
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Less than 3 Years in business
OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS 

This category aims to award emerging entrepreneurs that have the potential to grow their companies into successful organisations which will be innovative and create employment. 

Specific measures taken into consideration will be: 
• Employment created 
• Achievements to date 
• Future plan

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

This award will be given to the
business that can best demonstrate that it consistently delivers superior service to its customers. Entrants must be able to explain what their service is and demonstrate their commitment to customer service excellence within their particular service provided.

Specific measures taken into consideration will be:
• Evidence of service quality and customer care programme
• Responsiveness to customer issues
• Demonstration of innovation and creativity
 

MARKETING EXCELLENCE
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This award will be given to the company that have delivered a unique marketing initiative which successfully promoted their businesses and impacted on turnover, growth and/or footfall.

Specific measures taken into consideration will be:
• Evidence of specific campaigns
• The innovation and creativity of the campaign materials and strategy
• The engagement and interactivity with the target audience, existing and potential and use of digital media
 

BEST SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISE
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Less than 200 employees

This award will be given to the Company that is striving to create world class products and services, setting the highest benchmarks and optimising opportunities in their marketplace. 

Specific measures taken into consideration will be:
• Evidence of performance and achievement in the last 12 months.
• Demonstration of innovation and creativity
• Positive impact in areas such as job creation and supporting local community.  

 

BEST BUSINESS INNOVATION
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OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS 

This award will be given to a business that can best demonstrate growth and diversity in a challenging business environment.  

Specific measures taken into consideration will be: 
• Evidence of the business adaptation due to the pandemic
 Examples of new markets, products or services
• The positive impact these changes had on the business

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
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This award will be given to the company that can either best demonstrate that sustainability is at the core of the company’s values and best practices.

Specific measures taken into consideration will be:
• Importance of Sustainability within the organisation
Contribution that the Sustainability practices make to the economy and society
• Mainstream nature of the Sustainability activity within the organisation

PRESIDENTS AWARD
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This award will be given to an individual who has made a contribution to the business life of Galway that is outstanding in every way. 
The recipient of this Award is chosen by the President of Galway Chamber in consultation with his officer board. 

OVERALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
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The overall award winner will be selected from the category winners. 
The overall award will be given to the company that distinguished itself among the other category winners as being outstanding in its field and making a significant contribution to the economic life of Galway through its commitment to responsible business practices in all its endeavours, its innovation, its creativity and its integrity in dealing with people. 

For further information contact Colleen Baxter, Membership & Events Coordinator
on 091 563536 or email colleen@galwaychamber.com