South Dublin Chamber - the leading business representative body serving the business community in South Dublin County since 1984

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

                         K&N


Applications are open to any Business and Not-For-Profit Organisation based in or doing business in South Dublin County.

All criteria for the awards, the judging of the awards and the mystery shopping evaluations will be done by Spotcheck, the recognised independent awards agency.

Please complete the application form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.


Business Awards Gala Presentation Dinner (Black Tie event)

Pre-drinks reception 7.30pm - 8.00pm

Date: Friday 6th October 2017
Time: 8.00pm - 11.30pm
Venue: Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co Dublin
Cost: €75 p.p. €750 table of ten
Host for the evening, Marty Whelan, award-winning Irish radio and television personality

Join us after the awards event with music by the Alexandra Miller Trio band

This event is a celebration of your success and achievement.

Click on the link below to book your place/table for this very special occasion or contact Mary at 01 4585235 or mary@sdchamber.ie.
https://ti.to/south-dublin-county-business-awards-2017/south-dublin-county-business-awards-2017

Award Categories


CSR

This award is designed to celebrate any company who has gone above and beyond compliance with minimum legal requirements to address both its’ own competitive interests and the interests of the community. The winning company will be able to demonstrate how it has promoted business activities which have brought simultaneous economic, environmental, and community benefits.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

CSR submission form (PDF)

CSR submission form (Word)


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Best Not-For-Profit Organisation

This award is aimed at recognising outstanding performance by a not-for-profit organisation in the South Dublin County area.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Best Not-For-Profit Organisation submission form (PDF)

Best Not-For-Profit Organisation submission form (Word)

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TBC

Best Small Business

Is your small business thriving? Have you exceeded your expectations and forecasts? The judges will be looking for a small independently owned business that has 10 staff (FTE) or less, whose growth and quality of management has enabled it to out-perform the competition.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Best Small Business submission form (PDF)

Best Small Business submission form (Word)


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Best Start-up/New Business

This award is open to all business which have started in last two years as of 1st September 2017 Judges will look for evidence of your strategic approach to business, how you have implemented your plans, and your future prospects.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Best Start-up/New Business submission form (PDF)

Best Start-up/New Business submission form (Word)


Gold Sponsor:

International Trade

This awards is designed to recognise any company who can demonstrate how they have expanded their customer base and increased their export business in the last year.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

International Trade submission form (PDF)

International Trade submission form (Word)


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Innovation in Business

This award is aimed at celebrating any business that has designed, implemented and managed an effective infrastructure spanning all business and/or manufacturing processes to result in significant and sustainable success.

Your company may have achieved significant success with a particular product, process or service innovation that has brought about significant performance improvements in the past 12 months as of 1st September 2017.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Innovation in Business submission form (PDF)

Innovation in Business submission form (Word)


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Best Sales/Marketing Campaign

This award is open to any business that has carried out an innovative, creative and effective marketing campaign during the last twelve months as of 1st September 2017.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Best Sales/Marketing Campaign submission form (PDF)

Best Sales/Marketing Campaign submission form (Word)


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Customer Service - Tourism & Hospitality

This category is open to any tourism or hospitality business including hotels, conference and banqueting venues, visitor attractions, museums, historic houses, and exhibition centres.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Customer Service - Tourism & Hospitality submission form (PDF)

Customer Service - Tourism & Hospitality submission form (Word)


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Punctual Print

Customer Service - Retail

This award is open to all retail stores, who want to be recognised for their exceptional and unique customer care.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Customer Service - Retail submission form (PDF)

Customer Service - Retail submission form (Word)


Gold Sponsor

Citywest Hotel

Best Place to Eat

This is an award designed to celebrate the best food and service in the area. If you want to be recognised for your contribution to the food-loving public then this is the award for you to enter.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Best Place to Eat submission form (PDF)

Best Place to Eat submission form (Word)


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Business Person of the Year

The Business Person of the Year award aims to recognise any individual in business, or in any other private or public organisation who has dedicated themselves to the growth and success of the area’s business community. They may have a high profile, or be someone who works diligently in the background. Whichever they are, they will have made significant contribution to the success of business organisations and support networks.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Business Person of the Year submission form (PDF)

Business Person of the Year submission form (Word)


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Business Sustainability

This award aims to recognise any business that has experienced significant growth within the last two years as of 1st September 2017.

If your business has had a runaway success with a particular product or service this year, then we want to hear about it. Tell us how you have exploited opportunities and markets to stay ahead of the competition and secure ongoing profitability.

Please download the submission form and return it along with any supporting material to mary@sdchamber.ie.

Business Sustainability submission form (PDF)

Business Sustainability submission form (Word)


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Rules of Entry                                            
 All entries must be completed using an official entry form in order to be judged
  1. All entries are free and must be received by 5pm on Friday 8th September 2017
  2. The award committee reserves the right, after consultation with the entrant, to move submissions to a more appropriate category.
  3. Once a candidate has been announced as a finalist, it cannot withdraw from the competition.
  4. All information supplied by entrants will be treated in the strictest confidence, with all judges obliged to sign non-disclosure agreements.
  5. The person’s whose name is on the entry form as “Contact Name” will be the permanent contact throughout the course of the awards program, and will receive all correspondence, including receipt-of-entry and winning-entry acknowledgements.
  6. Please observe the word limit. If an entry is more than 10% over the word limit, the judges may choose not to read it and therefore, your submission will be jeopardised.
  7. Following confirmation of receipt of entry, the judging panel will consider nominations and publish the shortlists for each award prior to the awards ceremony. The awards team will contact organisations that have been short-listed.
  8. The awards will be judged according to the criteria for each category.
  9. The organiser of these awards is not liable for any costs incurred by candidate organisations during the judging process.
  10. A panel of judges will assess the entries and produce a shortlist in each category. Incomplete entries will not be judged.
  11. Once the shortlist is published, organisations that have made the shortlist may publicise this fact (including using the official awards logos) but can only do so with written permission from the awards committee.
  12. If it is found that any entrant has knowingly provided false information on their application for their entry, the organiser reserves the right to withdraw any entry at any time submitted by that organisation.
  13. Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards.
  14. The award winners will be announced at the gala dinner taking place on 6th October 2017. Winners may be requested to participate in post event publicity.
  15. Organisations may be short-listed for more than one award and the appropriateness of the category in which it sits may also be examined by the judges.
  16. Organisations cannot be short-listed for an award they have sponsored.
  17. Judges are ineligible to score/comment on an entry made from their own organisation, or if they have a vested interest.
  18. The judges may disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the rules.
  19. No nominee shall engage in any activity that may damage the integrity of the awards scheme or ceremony. Any such actions shall be raised with the awards committee who will take any decision on disqualification. The awards committee’s decision with respect to disqualification is final.
  20. The decisions of the judges will be final and will not be subject to any appeal. All entrants must agree to be bound by them.
  21. By entering or agreeing to participate in these awards all entrants agree to the above terms and conditions.

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