Midland business awards launched

Midlands Gateway Chamber launched the MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, County Westmeath.

Midlands Gateway Chamber launched the MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, County Westmeath.

The president of the Midlands Gateway Chamber, Mr. Ray Byrne is looking forward to this year’s competition.

“The competition is now in its second year and we have made this years competition bigger and better. Two new award categories have been added and we are working with the chambers from the entire Midland region, Athlone Chamber, Tullamore Chamber, Mullingar Chamber, Longford Chamber and Laois Chamber to recognise the best in all business sectors,” he said.

Midlands Regional Authority Cathaoirleach Mícheál Carrigy, Mr. Martin Daly, Director of the Midland Regional Authority and Presidents of five chambers from the Midlands region were present.

The competition is now open, visit www.midlandsireland.ie to download nomination forms. Nominations will be accepted via email until 5pm, Friday , April 27.

The awards categories are:

· Emerging New Business

· Best Multi National Busines.

· Business Person of the Year

· Outstanding Business

· Best Cultural Tourism

· Green Initiative

· Retail Excellence

· Lifetime Achievement

· Ambassador Award

Mr. Ray Byrne said the awards aim to recognise and promote excellence and innovation in the regional business communit.

“There is a rigorous judging process involved, the regional judging panel will short list the entries to five in each category”.

The overall winner in each category will be revealed at the MidlandsIreland.ie Best in Business Awards Mid Summer Ball on Thursday 21st June, in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.”Contact info@midlandsgatewaychamber.ie or p Angela Rigney 0863891675.