Pat Kenny Praises the Innovativeness and Entrepreneurialism of Wexford Business Organisations

2016 Wexford Business Awards – Shortlist Announced

Innovation, resilience and an amazing appetite to drive business forward was the passport to being shortlisted in the 2016 Wexford Business Awards.

“Wexford and the South East is home to some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial business organisations in the country” said Pat Kenny, this year’s Guest MC.  “The Business Awards is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate this and to recognise the massive contribution that these businesses make to both the local and national economy. “

Awards and recognition by your community for a job very well done is a vital component of success.

In partnership with Wexford County Council, Environmental Protection Agency, Local Enterprise Office, South East Radio, People Newspaper and Wexford Chamber the Wexford Business Awards are once again on track for an amazing sell-out event.  Now in its 8th year, 150 applications have been submitted and each category has been populated by incredibly talented and successful businesses.

President of Wexford Chamber, Karl Fitzpatrick said ‘Having received a record number of applications this year, it’s evident that there is an eclectic mix of successful businesses operating across County Wexford and we look forward to profiling these during our Gala awards ceremony.”

Businesses shortlisted this year range from start-ups to family businesses and well-known companies including retailers, manufacturers, training providers, tourism operators and tech businesses.  This prestigious event attracts those with determination and energy who are prepared to join forces for an evening of celebration that recognises the excellence of Wexford.

Shortlisted finalists now prepare to make their presentations in person before an independent judging panel on Thursday, 21st April.  Judges are looking for positive leadership, sound business performance and growth, coupled with customer focus, staff engagement and a commitment to green business practices.

 Click here to see a full list of 2016 Shortlisted Finalists

“Wexford Chamber congratulates all of the participants and win, lose or draw, we will all be celebrating on 27th May” said Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber.

Winners in each of the 17 Award categories and the overall winner of Wexford Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Wexford County Council, will be announced at a black tie gala awards ceremony on Friday, 27th May in Clayton Whites Hotel.

This year our Arrivals Reception is being sponsored by Wright Insurance Brokers.  Dinner and presentation of awards will follow with music and dancing late into the night. Tickets for the Wexford Business Awards Gala Event are available from Wexford Chamber by calling 053 9122226 or online at www.wexfordbusinessawards.ie