Business Awards 2016 - Make sure you cast your vote! Vote Here

We’re delighted to confirm the launch of the 2016 Business Awards.  Celebrate business excellence in Wicklow by voting online.

Nominations are now officially open - get your votes in by Close of business Friday,7th October 2016.This is a great opportunity for you to promote your favourite local business in the above categories and give them the opportunity to win one of our prestigious awards.

                       Please read instructions before voting

This year, there are eight award categories, with public voting for 5 categories: Best Outstanding Business, Best New Business, Best Retailer, Best Eating Establishment and Best Pub.

This is a great opportunity for you to promote your favourite local business in the above categories and give them the opportunity to win one of our prestigious awards.

We are asking you to nominate your Number 1 vote in the following categories of business in Wicklow Town & District (Wicklow Town, Rathnew, Ashford, Barndarrig, Brittas Bay & District).

Criteria of selection of your Number 1 vote should embrace the quality of customer service and the overall customer experience.

 

(1)    Outstanding Business Award                   Sponsor: Bank of Ireland

This category aims to award outstanding achievement and growth in their sector through innovation and marketing and has made an outstanding contribution to their local economy through investment and increased employment numbers. (Retailersand pubs are excluded from this category)

 

(2)    BestNew Business Award                         Sponsor: AIB Bank

A new business or an owner / manager of a business venture that is at least one year old, but less than three, or an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their local economy through investment and increased employment numbers.

 

      (3)    Best Retail Award                                          Sponsor: Wicklow County Council

A business that has demonstrated understanding of shoppers needs, maintains high store and customer service standards, or has shown innovation with tangible results.

 

(4)    Best Eating Establishment                         Sponsor: Wicklow Chamber

A business that delivers menus that excite, provide excellent food quality, great customer service and outstanding ambience (Includes coffee shops, restaurants and gastro pubs).

 

(5)    Best Pub Award                                              Sponsor: Wicklow News

Recognise a Pub that has demonstrated excellence in the areas of hospitality, customer service and tourism promotion, and has played a vital role in the growth of their sector.

  

 

ELIGIBILITY & JUDGING PROCESS

The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 7th, 2016. Any individual can vote for any of the Business Excellence Award categories according to the criteria outlined for each award. Self-nominations are acceptable. 

Wicklow Business Awards are open to businesses of all sizes and sector in Wicklow Town & Environs. To be eligible to win an award,  Applicants must be in business a minimum of two years (excluding New Business Awards) and must trade, or partly trade in County Wicklow. Chamber membership is not a requisite. Previous finalists are eligible for re-nomination.  All information will remain confidential.

Finalists will be selected for each award. A winner for each category will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards on Friday 21st October, 2016, in The Great Eastern Pavilion, Tinakilly Country House & Hotel. This evening will bring together Wicklow Town and Environs business leaders and media for a celebration of excellence in business.

Deadline for voting is Friday October 7th, 2016. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

 

 

 

The following award winners will be chosen by the Wicklow Town & District Chamber Business Award 2016 Committee:

(6)    Honouring Innovation & Entrepreneurship          Sponsor: Herbst Software

(7)    Honouring Excellence in the Community             Sponsor: Burke Oil

(8)    Wicklow Chamber Special Recognition Award     Sponsor: Wicklow Enterprise Park