About Awards

About the Athlone Business Awards

Every year, Athlone Chamber of Commerce, supported by several large sponsors, actively seek out locally & regionally based companies that have demonstrated significant achievement and success over the past year. The Business awards are open to all businesses, across varying sectors and sizes, from the Emerging to SME’s to Large indigenous and multinational organisations. It is not necessary to be a Chamber Member to apply for the Awards.

Alongside the regular metrics of innovation, growth plans, financial stability etc., every year the President’s Award varies and recognises excellence either from individual leaders or companies in areas such as CSR, Green environment etc.

Why enter? During the competition process there will be extensive promotion of shortlisted businesses through the medium of radio, newspaper and digital media. Local Companies eager to progress their business enterprise, recognise the efforts of both employees and partners and those wishing to celebrate their achievements to date should consider entering these awards.

Both finalists and winners receive significant exposure in both social & traditional media and at the Annual Dinner, which is attended by approximately 400 business people, including the region’s leading business and political figures.

Therefore, the Chamber encourages all businesses to use this opportunity to reflect on their success over the past year and apply. There is also the opportunity to nominate companies that you believe have got the wow factor.

Award Categories for 2018 are:

Arts / Crafts / Culture / Tourism / Hospitality
Food & Drink Producer of the Year
Corporate Social Responsibility
Healthcare Business of the Year
Entrepreneur / Emerging Business
Food & Drink Producer of the Year
Innovation in Business / Technology
Professional Service Provider of the Year
Family Business of the Year
Exporter of the Year
Overall Business of the Year
Business Person of the Year
President’s Special Award

Athlone Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony 2018