After two years of virtual events, Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce was delighted to celebrate in person the achievements of outstanding local businesses and organisations for 2021. On February 25th, Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce were joined by Wicklow business owners, local government, chamber members and community leaders to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organisations and individuals at the Wicklow Chamber Endeavour Awards Ceremony. Recipients of the 2021 Chamber Business Awards were selected by their peers and the public and were chosen out of a robust list of finalists and nominees from across Wicklow Town & Environs.

The 2021 Chamber Business Awards Recipients are:

Best New Business: Winner was Firehouse Bakery.
Runner ups were Mad Hatters Dessert Emporium and Opera.

Best Retail Award: Winner was The Shoebox.
Runner ups were Heels & Wardrobe and Bridge Street Books.

Best SME: Winner was King Hair & Beauty.
Runner ups were Ray of Sunshine Morning & Afterschool Care and MD Design.

Best Eating/Pub/Hospitality Award: Winner was Firehouse Bakery.
Runner up were The Mariner Bar & Eat House and Blue Seafood & Bistro.

Honouring Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award: Billy O’Reilly, Wicklow Hire & Sales Ltd

Honouring Community Award: Meals on Wheels, Wicklow

Special Recognition Award: Frank Curran

“The Wicklow Endeavour Business Awards gives us a chance to showcase some of the amazing business talent that we have here in Wicklow Town & District,” says Matt Forkin, President of Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce. “This annual event is a great opportunity to recognise and reward our business community who continually achieve a remarkable level of business excellence, while continuing to encourage the entrepreneurial and community spirit of our Town & District.” Matt thanked all of our generous sponsors: AIB, Bank of Ireland, Burke Oil, Herbst Software, Wicklow County Council, Wicklow Enterprise Park and Wicklow Hire & Sales for their continued support to the Chamber and to the wider Business Community. He also paid special thanks to Stephen Delaney for acting as master of ceremony for this years event. He finished by thanking Wicklow Library for hosting the venue for our awards and to Natalie and her team in Sorrel & Eve who provided the catering for the awards ceremony.

Billy O’Reilly of Wicklow Hire presents Shauna Keogh and Gavin Nolan of the Firehouse Bakery with the “Best Eating/Pub/Hospitality” and Best New Business Awards at the 2021 Wicklow & District Chamber of Commerce Awards which were held in the Library Buildings in Wicklow Town.

Derek Tobin of the Bank of Ireland presents Samantha King of King Hair and Beauty with the “Best SME” Award at the 2021 Wicklow & District Chamber of Commerce Awards which were held in the Library Buildings in Wicklow Town.

Brain Gleeson, Wicklow County Council presents Stephen Delaney of the Shoebox with the “Best Retail” Award at the 2021 Wicklow & District Chamber of Commerce Awards which were held in the Library Buildings in Wicklow Town.

Emeir O’Connell of the Wicklow Enterprise Centre presents Frank Curran with the “Special Recognition” Award at the 2021 Wicklow & District Chamber of Commerce Awards which were held in the Library Buildings in Wicklow Town.

David Lott of Burke Oil presents Maura Kavanagh of the Wicklow Meals on Wheels with the “Community Award” at the 2021 Wicklow & District Chamber of Commerce Awards which were held in the Library Buildings in Wicklow Town.

Vice Chairman of the Wicklow Chamber Stephen Delaney presents Billy O’Reilly with the “Honouring Innovation & Entrepreneurship” Award at the 2021 Wicklow & District Chamber of Commerce Awards which were held in the Library Buildings in Wicklow Town.