Ahead of the official awards ceremony on 3rd April, Chambers Ireland announces the official shortlist for the 2020 Chamber Awards.
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.
The Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber is shortlisted in the Local Authority Collaboration category for the project named ‘Dungarvan Home Of The Greenway – Tourism Partnership In An Evolving Market’. This collaboration between the D&WW Chamber and Waterford Council, also involves CMT Community Employment Scheme & Garvey’s Supervalu, who are collectively responsible for the development of the Dungarvan Tourist Office and it’s initiatives in recent years.
Other contenders in the Local Authority Collaboration category include
- 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
- Letterkenny Chamber – The Retail Promotion Initiative
- Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber – Dungarvan Home Of The Greenway – Tourism Partnership In An Evolving Market
Congratulating the Chambers shortlisted, Colm Blake, Head of Insurance Marketing at Zurich Ireland, the main sponsor of the awards, commented, “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.”
Remarking on being included in the shortlist, Chamber President David Walsh said he was “delighted that Dungarvan Chamber & partners have been recognised for their proactive collaboration which has enabled the progression of tourism locally. It is a testament to each of the parties involved that this enterprising and effective partnership has made so much progress in the last five years. We appreciate that this initiative requires cross agency support and consider this to be integral to the growth of tourism in the area.”
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.