Tipperary Business Awards deadline extended to June 18th

Michelle Aylward, CEO of the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce has announced an extension of two weeks to the deadline of the Tipperary Business Awards. Online applications will be accepted at www.countytipperarychamber.com until Friday, 18th of June. The extension granted by the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce is a public acknowledgement of all the hard work that so many County Tipperary businesses have been putting in behind the scenes in recent weeks to get their businesses reopened in line with public health guidelines.

Tipperary Business Awards deadline extended to June 18th

The Tipperary Business Awards deadline for applications has been extended to June 18th due to reopening distraction.

Speaking on behalf of the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce, CEO, Michelle Aylward said “We felt that with so many businesses simply too busy preparing to reopen in recent weeks, it was only fair to extend the deadline. We have had an amazing reaction to the awards this year with a record number of applications received however, some categories which traditionally are the first to fill like Best in Retail and Best in Food, Beverage and Hospitality were notably slower than normal, a sure sign that the focus of such businesses was on reopening. We conducted some research and the result was that if businesses had more time to get open and properly up and running, they would be in a better position to enter the awards. There was a very strong appetite for an extension so we are pushing out the deadline for applications by a further two weeks to Friday, June 18th and wish all those who have and those who are about to reopen the very best of luck with it.”

The Chamber also took the opportunity to encourage not just those reopening to apply but any Tipperary based business to submit an application online with Aylward commenting “There are thirteen categories you can enter and it will take about ten minutes to apply online via our website www.countytipperarychamber.com. It is completely free to enter so that ten minutes you set aside to apply could be the best decision you make for your business all year!”

In addition to these, there are thirteen unique sponsors on board to recognise excellence in their awards category and these include; Best Employer sponsored by County Tipperary Skillnet, Best in Corporate Social Responsibility Awards sponsored by Infosys Ireland, Best in Sustainability sponsored by MSD Ireland, Best in Retail sponsored by Showgrounds Shopping Centre, Best in Micro Business sponsored by Medite, Best Not for Profit sponsored by Abbott Ireland, S.M.E of the Year Award sponsored by A.I.B., Best Start-Up or New Emerging Business sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Tipperary, Best in Tourism, Sports, Art and Culture sponsored by C&C Group, Best in Marketing Excellence sponsored by O’Gorman, Brannigan, Purtill & Co., Best in Food, Beverage and Hospitality sponsored by ABP Food Group, Best in Technology and Innovation sponsored by Sepam and Best Large Business sponsored by Camida while the Wrap Party is sponsored by Red PR & Communications.
Key points:
  • The Tipperary Business Awards will take place online on Thursday, 4th November
  • Free to enter
  • Open to Tipperary Chamber members and non-members for entry (any Tipperary based Business)
  • Closing date for entry COB on Friday, June 18th
  • Independent Judging Panel will adjudicate to ensure integrity of the awards
Sponsorship Information:
Best Employer sponsored by County Tipperary Skillnet
C.S.R. and/or Community Contribution Award sponsored by Infosys Limited
Best in Sustainability sponsored by MSD Ireland
Best in Food, Beverage & Hospitality sponsored by ABP Food Group
Marketing Excellence sponsored by O’Gorman, Brannigan, Purtill & Co.
Best in Retail sponsored by Showgrounds Shopping Centre
Micro Business of the Year sponsored by Medite
S.M.E. of the Year sponsored by AIB
Large Business of the Year sponsored by Camida
Best in Tourism, Sports, Arts & Culture sponsored by C&C Group
Not for Profit Award sponsored by Abbott Ireland
Best in Technology & Innovation sponsored by Sepam
Best Start-Up or Emerging New Business sponsored by Tipperary Local Enterprise Office
President’s Award LIT
Overall Best Business sponsored by Boston Scientific
The Tipperary Business Awards Wrap Party sponsored by Red PR & Communications
About County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce:
Since 1925 our chamber organisation has been the catalyst for business development and business growth in the region. Over the decades’ thousands of businesses have worked with us to develop their companies and, in turn, the local economy.
County Tipperary Chamber is a membership organisation for businesses in Co. Tipperary who want to connect and engage with decision-makers to develop their business. Membership of the County Tipperary Chamber provides a forum for business growth. We do this by giving you the tools to grow your business and have your voice heard. Unlike other organisations, we are the only business group in Co. Tipperary actively driving growth for members as shown by our calendar of events, initiatives and lobbying interactions.
Our mission statement states:
“As a membership-driven organisation, County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce will be the primary collective voice of businesses in Clonmel & County Tipperary. Through successful development and promotion of Clonmel and County Tipperary, we will encourage economic growth through the recruitment of quality businesses and industries to the area which will contribute to the overall economic health of the community.
We will provide opportunities for member businesses to obtain greater success through networking, referrals, marketing and other direct membership services. We will support and assist in efforts to maintain an educated and available workforce and we will provide a strong vehicle through which members can successfully affect legislation and government actions that impact their businesses and our community.”

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