Chamber Business & Community Awards 2018 now open for entries!

FREE to enter, applications are now open for the 2018 awards and business & community groups across the town and district  will have until September 14th to get their entries in.

The launch of the 2018 New Ross & District, Business & Community Awards took place recently at Creacon Wellness
Retreat and was attended by a large group of business people and community representatives.

Now in their eleventh year, the awards are firmly established, attracting over 75 entries in 2017. They provide business and
community groups in the town and district an opportunity to share their inspiring stories and showcase achievements.

This year, a total of 13 award categories were announced. These include some firm favourites such as “ Best New Start Up
Award”, “Small Business of the Year Award”, “Community & Social Enterprise Award”, “Professional Services
Award”, “Social Media Award” and “New Ross & District Person of the Year Award

The hotly contested “Business Woman of the Year Award” and “Sports Club of the Year Award” feature for their third
consecutive year with the addition of 1 new category “Best in Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Award.

The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday October 20th 2018 in the Brandon House Hotel,
New Ross.

How do i enter?

Complete an official application/nomination form for each of your chosen categories and return with supporting
documentation to the New Ross and District Chamber Office. Applications can be made online, by post or in person.

Businesses/organisations may also choose to self-nominate and are encouraged to put forward internal teams/departments
for consideration.

Mystery Shop Category: – Applicants for the “Best in Retail Experience Award” must make a submission online at
www.newrosschamber.ie to ensure they are registered for the Mystery Shoppers.

Sponsors: – Sponsors and event partners are excluded from entering their businesses in the award categories they are
sponsoring.

Employee of the Year Category- individuals within a sponsor’s organisation(s) may participate under the employee of the
year category. Employers and work colleagues can nominate their fellow employee/team member who has made a positive
or unique difference to the business over the past twelve months.

All application/nomination forms must be signed and dated by the business, nominator, secretary, owner, manager /
managing director of the business/organisation.

Applications must be supported by relevant documentation that evidences the business commitment, competence,
performance and customer feedback in all aspects of their business relevant to the application/award criteria and
assessment process.

All such documentation must be attached to the official application or dropped directly to the New Ross and District Chamber
Office. (Please note this data cannot be returned so please submit copies where originals are required to be maintained by
the business).

Choose your categories now and enter !

Please select the Award Category you wish to be considered for: N/B: If you choose to enter more than 1 category an entry form is required for each individual category chosen.
N/B: Please give due care and consideration to the category criteria when completeing each entry.

You can apply to enter into a maximum of 3 categories and also submit a nomination for “Employee of the Year” & “New Ross & District Person of the Year”.

N/B: Any application if hand written must be in clear legible non-cursive writing. An application that cannot be read may risk disqualification.

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Best New Start-Up Award

this award is open to all new businesses owned and run in the New Ross and District area. Applicants should be trading for between 6 and 24 months. The winner will have a clear vision for the future of their business whilst also demonstrating success to date.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Best in Retail Experience Award

open to all retail businesses in the New Ross and District including Forecourt Retail, Post Office, Retail, Food to go, Florist, Fresh Produce, Clothing, Convenience Store, Supermarket, Franchise and many more that can demonstrate excellence in understanding their customer’s needs and deliver a superior service. Our Mystery Shopper will assess all elements of your operation including shop front, housekeeping, first impressions, staff presentation, product knowledge, sales technique and overall customer care standards.
REGISTER NOW
or send email directly to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Best in Tourism Award

open to all Tourism related businesses in the New Ross and District including accommodation providers, pubs, cafés and restaurants, attractions and activities that can demonstrate excellence in product quality and customer satisfaction. The winner will have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland. Our Mystery Shopper will assess all elements of your operation including first impressions, housekeeping, staff presentation, product knowledge, area knowledge, sales technique and overall customer care standards.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Best in Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Award

this award aims to acknowledge all those involved in promoting and inspiring healthy, active individuals and communities across New Ross and District. It is open to all gyms, trainers, physio’s, dieticians, health and fitness professionals and facilities, wellbeing experts and organisations that proactively seek to provide support and resources to help clients and members lead happy, healthy fulfilled lives. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong leadership, excellence in practice including client communication, service and care, training and development, innovation and growth. The winner will have made a significant contribution to this growing industry by delivering strategies and initiatives with clear, measurable results.
APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Business Woman of the Year Award

this award aims to champion and celebrate female business leaders in our town and district. It is open to all women in business including owners and/or managers from organisations of all sizes and across all sectors. The winner will be able to demonstrate drive, ambition, leadership, and excellence in business practice. She will have achieved great results in her own/employers business, capitalised on opportunities by responding positively to market needs and identifying further opportunities for growth ensuring her/employers business remains competitive and sustainable. An inspiring role model, she will have taken responsibility for her own personal skills development through industry led and accredited training, mentoring, networking and collaboration.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Community & Social Enterprise Award

this award is open to all not-for-profit community and voluntary groups, community/support services, societies, festivals and event organisers, educational facilities in the New Ross and District area that can demonstrate their efforts and ability to prioritise people and community, ahead of private or personal gain. Applicants will be organisations who have made a significant and sustained contribution to their community. Often working behind the scenes, these organisations provide their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie

Employee of the Year Award

this award is open to New Ross and District employers and work colleagues to nominate their fellow employee/team member who has made a positive or unique difference to the business over the past twelve months. New Ross and District businesses are to nominate a fellow colleague who goes above and beyond in carrying out their duties whether in a customer facing or support roles. This award will recognise that individual, with assessment being based on various criteria along with report from manager/supervisor.

SUBMIT NOW

or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
New Ross & District Person of the Year Award

this category is for the people of the district to honour an individual for their outstanding achievements and contributions made to life in their community. Nominations from all voluntary, education and business sectors are welcome.

SUBMIT NOW

or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Professional Services Award

this award is open to all Professional Services companies’ in the New Ross and District including accountants, solicitors, financial services, insurance brokers, hairdressers, and beauticians. Applicants should be able to demonstrate responsible and sustainable business practices that create lasting value together with significant investment in staff learning and personal development. The winner will have a clear set of values and goals and will detail past achievements and plans for future growth and development.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Small Business of the Year Award

this award is open to all businesses in the New Ross and District that employ up to ten people and can demonstrate excellence in business practice, including excellence in product and/or service innovation, ability to respond positively to market needs and trends, ongoing skills development, excellence in marketing and sales development and overall business performance and success.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
TBCSocial Media Award

social media is an integral part of every business marketing efforts. It requires hard work, discipline and consistency. This award is open to all businesses operating in the New Ross and District, who can demonstrate innovation and creativity in their content distribution through their social media channels, building brand awareness, whilst having customer engagement and support and at the heart of their interaction.

APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie
Sports Club of the Year Award

this award is open to all sporting clubs in the New Ross and District that can demonstrate excellence in the delivery of sports training and practice, excellent organisational structure and management and make a positive and noticeable impact in the New Ross and District area.


APPLY ONLINE NOW
or send email to: admin@newrosschamber.ie

 

 

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