Every year New Ross & District Chamber hosts an Annual BBQ where Members & Non-Members can come along and enjoy an evening with the Chamber in a relaxed and informal way. This year, quests will enjoy a delicious BBQ prepared by Creacon Head Chef – Gaetano Pernagallo, drink on arrival and light entertainment.
Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Cost: Members €20pp Non-Members €25pp
Venue: Creacon Wellness Retreat
The BBQ also coincides with the launch of the 2018 New Ross & District Business Awards. An opportunity for all local businesses to take part and have a chance to win an award in a variety of categories.
Complimentary transport to Creacon Wellness Retreat will depart from the Dunbrody Visitor Centre at 5.30pm sharp with a return trip leaving Creacon at 9.30pm.
There was a large attendance of business people and community representatives at the launch of the 2017 New Ross & District, Business & Community Awards at our Annual Summer BBQ last year.
Speaking on the night, Chamber president, John McSweeney welcomed those in attendance ….In 2017, a total of 12 award categories were announced. These included some firm favourites such as “ Best New Start Up ”, “Small Business of the Year ”, “Community & Social Enterprise Award” and “New Ross & District Person of the Year ”.
The hotly contested “Business Woman of the Year Award” and “Sports Club of the Year ” featured for their second consecutive year with the addition of two new categories including “Professional Services Award” and “Social Media Award”.
Speaking on behalf of Wexford County Council, last year’s title sponsor, An Cathaoirleach Willie Fitzharris said 2016’s “winners had set the bar high”.
Ann O’ Connor of Secret Valley Wildlife Park and Winner of “Business of the Year” 2016 told of the positive impact the award had made on her business. She said “We couldn’t believe we had won it. We could now market ourselves as the Award-Winning Secret Valley Wildlife Park”. Ann went on to explain that they have since captured new markets including Hen Parties and Corporate Evenings.
Free to enter, applications will be open from the day of the BBQ for the 2018 awards and business & community groups across the town and district will have until the end of September to get their entries in.
Winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday November 10th 2018 in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross. Here are some pictures from our last BBQ!!Some of the attendance at our Annual Summer BBQ at Creacon Wellness Retreat which coincided with the official Launch of the 2017 New Ross & District Business & Community Awards.
Every year the chamber hosts an Annual BBQ at various venues in the district where members & non-members can come along and enjoy an evening with the chamber in a relaxed and informal way. You can view some of our past bbq’s here………….
We hope you will join us this year for a fun evening and delicious food… Book Online