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Objective

Growth (both financial and personnel), investment in staff, involvement within the local community, customer service, exports and innovation.

Large businesses (50 plus) continue to grow and run successfully in our ever-changing, competitive economy. Established companies who are raising the bar within their sector or surging ahead of their competitors with their latest results. With these large businesses creating and reaching remarkable heights, it is only right that they are recognised.

 

Criteria

We are looking for evidence of an outstanding business whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to deliver on a compelling business strategy.  This can be demonstrated in many ways including but not limited to:-

 

  • Innovation in products and/or services that demonstrate improved business performance and/or improved customer satisfaction.
  • A commitment to  the wider community in which the company operates –  locally, and/or regionally, and/or county-wide.
  • A contribution to County Wexford’s Employment base.
  • Results of collaborative effort undertaken with other County Wexford businesses and/or third level colleges.
  • Exceptional teamwork leading to improved performance.
  • Evidence of  a  recognised  quality    or  management  system  giving  rise  to  performance improvement such  as  cost  reduction,  improved  delivery  of  product  /service  or  enhanced customer satisfaction.
  • Investment in staff development, business competency improvements.
  • An individual in your organisation whose small idea had a big impact.
  • Innovative market development.
  • An initiative which has resulted in environmental improvements.
  • How businesses integrate environmental concerns into their operations through their engagement with customers, suppliers, employees and local communities, is fundamental to the sustainability of their business. ALL applicants should be cognisant of this practice and should incorporate evidence of their own efforts in terms of sustainability.  The awards will take into consideration the green credentials of all entries, across all categories.

Please Note – Financial details will be requested at time of interview


Company/Individual Information

Note – please use company name you wish to be used in publicity

Business Criteria

Please give clear and concise information in each of the following areas. This criteria will form the basis of the judges decision.
I hereby consent, if I am selected as a Wexford Business Awards shortlisted applicant or winner, to the release and use of my name, business name, and photographs, which may be taken of me, and I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage. However, all competitive and financial information shall remain confidential unless I give express written approval for its release. Furthermore, I confirm that the information provided to and with this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I acknowledge that whilst every care has been taken to ensure that advice/feedback given on this programme is correct, neither Wexford Chamber nor our sponsors will accept any responsibility for loss, damage, etc., arising from or occasioned by the implementation of such advice.
Completed application forms must be submitted online by 5 pm on THURSDAY 6th April 2017

An independent judging panel will review all applications received. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted on Wednesday 12th April 2017 and Thursday 13th April 2017 and ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW ON MONDAY 24TH APRIL – time and venue will be advised. Phone Interviews are NOT an option.

Wexford Business Awards Gala Ceremony
Friday, 26th May 2017 | Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford
Wine/Canapé Reception 6.45 pm sharp
Seated promptly 7.30 pm
MC: Hector Ó hEochagáin
Music: Corner Boy
Dress Black Tie
Tickets €95.00 plus VAT each
Corporate Tables of 10 €855 plus VAT

Applications now closed, shortlists will be announced on Wednesday 12th.