Businesses large and small across Clare are invited to enter Clare Business Excellence Awards 2023.
Hosted by Ennis Chamber with Clare County Council as Clare Business Excellence Awards main sponsor, application forms for all categories are available online: https://www.ennischamber.ie/services/business-awards
Ennis Chamber President Sheila Lynch said, “While we appreciate everyone is busy, and time is precious, we hope businesses will see the merits of making time to enter this year’s Clare Business Excellence Awards. Submissions can be made online on the homepage of Ennis Chamber website. The application forms are straightforward to ensure the awards are accessible to all. “
Ennis Chamber has appointed SpotCheck, Northern Ireland, a business with an excellent reputation for thoroughness and fairness when it comes to adjudication. SpotCheck will adjudicate and will also directly issue a short benchmark report with constructive feedback, to all entrants.
Sheila Lynch concluded, “It goes without saying that it would not be possible to run these awards without the generous support of our sponsors. We thank Clare County Council as overall sponsor, and we also thank each of our category sponsors listed. With 12 business categories and a special category for ‘Best Voluntary/Community Group’, there is a category to suit all business types and every sector. I encourage businesses to enter and wish you the very best of luck.”
CLARE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2023
BEST GREEN & SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES Sponsored by Rengen Power
BEST MICRO BUSINESS (employing 10 people or less) – Sponsored by Local Enterprise Office, Clare
BEST SME IN CLARE (From 10 to 250 employees) – Sponsored by Cup Print
HEALTH & WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE – Sponsored by Essilor
CLARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXCELLENCE AWARD – Sponsored by Ennis Chamber
BEST TOURISM EXPERIENCE – Sponsored by TUS
BEST HOSPITALITY IN CLARE – Sponsored by Shannon Group
BEST PLACE TO EAT (2 x sub-categories; Best Restaurant and Best Bistro/Café) – Sponsored by AIB
BEST USE OF DIGITAL MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA Sponsored by the Clare Echo
CLARE RETAILER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Clean Ireland Recycling
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE – Sponsored by McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Accountants
BEST VOLUNTARY/COMMUNITY GROUP IN CLARE – Sponsored by Vitalograph
‘CLARE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2023’ (Overall Winner) – Sponsored by lead sponsor – Clare County Council
Judging and Closing Dates
Independent adjudicators, Spotcheck NI, will complete mystery visits and reviews for categories involving retail, hospitality, tourism and customer service. For categories depending on written submissions an independent expert panel has been established to adjudicate.
Closing date for mystery visit categories: August 10, 2023
(Hospitality, Retail Customer Service Excellence/Tourism/Best Place to Eat)
Closing date for written submission categories: September 11, 2023
(Best Green & Sustainable Practices, Best Micro Business, Best SME, Health & Wellness in the Workplace, Clare Professional Services Excellence, Best Use of Digital Marketing and Social Media, Best Voluntary/Community Group in Clare)
Finalists to be announced in October. Winners to be revealed, and awards presented at a Gala Awards event on November 16, 2023.
For further information contact: Margaret O’Brien, CEO, Ennis Chamber, 086 6009045