There was a large attendance of business people and community representatives at the launch of the 2017 New Ross & District, Business & Community Awards which took place recently at our Annual Summer BBQ at Creacon Wellness Retreat.
Speaking on the night, Chamber president, John Mc Sweeney welcomed those in attendance ….This year, a total of 12 award categories were announced. These include 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 ” feature 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, this year’s title sponsor, An Cathaoirleach Willie Fitzharris said “last year’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 are now open for the 2017 awards and business & community groups across the town and district will have until September 22nd to get their entries in.
Winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday November 4th in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross.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………….
Should you wish to attend please keep an eye out for the dates on our website or social media…
and most importantly register………firstname.lastname@example.org