Now in their 9th year, the Business Awards work hard to find out and showcase the best of what County Wexford has to offer.  This year saw a 21% increase in the number of entries and the shortlist was drawn from 175 submissions across the South East with many organisations entering for the first time.  In all just over 100 entries are going forward to the final interview stage which will take place in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, on Monday 24th April.  Judges, sponsored by Morgan McKinley,  will score each application on multiple criteria and runners-up and winners will be selected across all categories.  The Overall Business of the Year will also be selected.

The 2017 shortlist includes some names that have featured in the Business Awards before and, in fact, some past winners.  All categories have attracted the highest standards and all are very competitive.

 Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber, said  “We were delighted with the increase in submissions for the awards this year. The support we have from businesses across the county both in terms of applications and in terms of sponsorship has been phenomenal.  Good luck to everybody, you are all winners insofar as Wexford Chamber is concerned.”

 Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner which will take place in Clayton Whites Hotel on Friday 26th May.  Hosted by Hector, with music by local band Corner Boy, tickets for the event are already selling quickly.  To book your tables, and to avoid disappointment, please contact or telephone 053 91 22226.

Energising Wexford Award:

  • Elevation Construction Network
  • Kia Ora Mini Farm Ltd
  • The Irish National Heritage Park
  • Creacon Wellness Retreat
  • Keating Insulation Ltd

Wexford Tourism Award- Success and Innovation:

  • The Irish National Heritage Park
  • Talbot Hotel Wexford
  • Club Choice Ireland
  • Kia Ora Mini Farm Ltd
  • Loftus Hall
  • Marlfield House Hotel/ The Duck Terrace Restaurant
  • Relax Ireland Holidays
  • Killiane Castle Country House & Farm
  • Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

Wexford Operational Excellence Award:

  • Gainfort Hair & Beauty Supplies Ltd
  • The Nail Boutique
  • Button & Spoon
  • Dulann Ltd
  • Home Instead Senior Care Wexford
  • Atlantis Seafood Wexford Ltd
  • Mary Barry’s Bar Ltd

Wexford eCommerce Award:

  • TK IT Services Ltd
  • Lantern Events
  • The OmniPro Group
  • 2Cubed
  • MakeMyWill Solicitors
  • Dulann Ltd
  • Blackstairs Web Design

Wexford Retail Excellence Award:

  • Natural Health Store Ltd
  • Hynes Family Jewellers
  • Abrakebabra Wexford
  • Carraig Donn
  • Pettitts SuperValu St. Aidans
  • Halo Tiles & Bathrooms, Tom Doyle Supplies
  • iTech Cases & Design
  • The Clothesline Boutique
  • Greenacres of Wexford

Wexford Community Award:

  • Wexford Community Services Council
  • Riverchapel Community Complex Ltd
  • Kilmuckridge Community & Family Resource Centre
  • CWCW (Enniscorthy) CLG/ Kilcannon Garden Centre/ Restaurant
  • ASK Mental Health Awareness

Wexford Investing in the Profession Award:

  • MakeMyWill Solicitors
  • Fortune’s Pharmacy
  • Baker Tilly Hughes Blake

Wexford Export & Logistics Award:

  • Ray Moran International Transport Ltd
  • Nolan Transport
  • Roche Freight Ireland Ltd
  • J C Breen & Co Ltd
  • The Post Coach
  • Scurri

Wexford Large Company of the Year Award:

  • Joseph Wallace Ltd
  • Pettitt Group
  • Home Instead Senior Care Wexford
  • Atlantis Seafood Wexford Ltd
  • Nolan Transport
  • BNY Mellon
  • The Griffin Group

Wexford SME of the Year Award:

  • O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co
  • OmniPro Group
  • Scúp Gelato
  • Halo Tiles & Bathroom, Tom Doyle Supplies
  • Button & Spoon
  • Mr. Oil
  • Farmers Kitchen Hotel
  • Keating Insulation Ltd

Wexford Social Media/ Digital Marketing Award:

  • TEDx Wexford
  • Brand Nova Digital
  • Powerhouse PR
  • Tweeting Goddess
  • Talbot Suites at Stonebridge
  • Dane Tyghe Driving Instructor
  • 2Cubed
  • Graphedia Ltd

Wexford Customer Service Excellence Award:

  • John A Sinnott Solicitors
  • The Red Door
  • Maldron Hotel Wexford
  • La Coté Seafood Restaurant
  • Fergus Flanagan Architects Ltd
  • Clayton Whites Hotel
  • Talbot Hotel Wexford
  • Eishtec

Wexford Start-Up Business of the Year Award:

  • Summit Scaffolding Ltd.
  • Kubez Hair and Beauty
  • Elevation Construction Network
  • Designbytes
  • Talbot Suites at Stonebridge
  • Gilly & Rob Ltd.

Wexford CSR Award:

  • Datapac
  • K & K Windows Ltd
  • Zurich Insurance Co
  • Kia Ora Mini Farm Ltd
  • Graphedia Ltd
  • CWCW (Enniscorthy) CLG/ Kilcannon Garden Centre/Restaurant
  • Wexford MarineWatch
  • Spiritual Earth

Wexford R&D/Innovation Award:

  • O Connell Marketing, Sales & Communications
  • Chapz Barbers Ltd
  • Future Nutrition
  • Íon
  • Graphedia Ltd
  • CRI Wexford