Friday 17th February 2017

Waterford Business Awards shortlist announced

Waterford Business Awards shortlist announced

This year's Waterford Business Awards shortlist has been announced. 33 businesses have been shortlisted across 11 categories. The category winners, a Special Recognition Award and Overall Business of the Year will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 3rd March at Faithlegg House Hotel.


The Awards which are organised by Waterford Chamber and supported by Waterford City & County Council and WLR FM are designed to recognise the achievement of individual businesses and business leaders in Waterford and they will celebrate and honour the very best in business across a variety of twelve different categories.


The twelve categories comprise of Arts, Culture & Heritage sponsored by Cpl Resources; Best in Retail sponsored by Waterford Gift Voucher; Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality sponsored by Waterford Airport; Community & Social Enterprise sponsored by Faithlegg House Hotel and The Tower Hotel; Customer Service Excellence sponsored by KBC Bank; Emerging New Business sponsored by City Enterprise Centre; Food & Agri Business sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers; Manufacturing & Industry sponsored by WIT; Research, Innovation & Technology sponsored by Medite SmartPly; Services sponsored by RIKON; Best Small Business sponsored by AIB Bank; a Special Recognition Award sponsored by Dawn Meats and an Overall Business of the Year Award which is sponsored by Waterford City & County Council.


The Waterford Business Awards shortlist includes the following businesses:


ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE

Ardmore Pattern Festival

Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Waterford Walls


BEST IN RETAIL

Altitude

Ardkeen Quality Food Store

Cupcake Couture


BEST SMALL BUSINESS

Evoke German Kitchens

Liberty Blue Estate Agents

Worldwide Wines


COMMUNITY & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Solas Cancer Support Centre

Sun Life Financial

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens


CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Bodega Restaurant

Cantec

Lloyds Hair


EMERGING NEW BUSINESS

Blackwater Distillery

Bluefn Payment Systems Ireland

Boxworks


FOOD & AGRI BUSINESS

GIY

Seagull Bakery

The Premium Butcher


MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY

Kearney Engineering

Metalman Brewing Company

Murphy Larkin Timber Products


RESEARCH, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Fund Recs

Immersive VR Education

Kyckr


SERVICES

Clem Jacob Hire

Hartley People

Store-All Logistics


TOURISM, LEISURE & HOSPITALITY

Harvey Travel

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Waterford Harvest Festival