Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards offers companies the opportunity to be acknowledged for their success, their people, and their innovation in progressing the region of the Mid-West.
The Regional Business Awards are available to all companies in the Midwest – you do not need to be a member to enter the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards.
Our Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards is made possible with the support our sponsors. We are honoured to work with our Award Sponsors TUS.
Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we invent, manufacture, and deliver a unique portfolio of medical devices to the healthcare systems of the world. Serving patients is a privilege and we demand the highest standards of quality ethics, and service. We have remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: our patients, our employees, and our communities.
Belief in providing better diagnostic solutions is what inspired the founders of Serosep to form the company in 1997. Maintaining a culture of continuous critical market analysis and world class customer support and service are some of our core values.
We are delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for the Limerick Chamber Best SME Award. We believe that this is only achieved by the wonderful people that work in Serosep, who constantly strive to go above and beyond.
St. Gabriel’s Foundation is a not-for-profit and registered charity with our main headquarters located in Dooradoyle. The whole ethos of the St. Gabriel’s is to improve the lives of people living with disabilities, helping them to reach their full potential and to support their families at the same time. St. Gabriel’s meets these needs through the provision of clinical therapies, education, respite, orthotics and hydrotherapy. St. Gabriel’s is proud to be Lead Agency for 2 of the 7 Children’s Disability Network Teams in the Mid-West region and over 40,000 people avail of our services every year.
Adare Manor is a warm and welcoming 5-star luxury resort, defined by its spectacular setting, authentic historic character, and the impeccable service of its world-class staff. Situated on an 842-acre estate in the heart of Adare Village in County Limerick and surrounded by medieval ruins and manicured parkland, the property reopened in November 2017 following a ground-breaking 21-month transformation. Voted #1 Resort in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, Adare Manor will also play host to the 2027 Ryder Cup, with its award-winning Tom Fazio redesigned golf course as the centerpiece.
Supply Chain Innovation Award- From Left to right Sandra Egan – Holmes Award Sponsor, Donal Cantillon – President Limerick Chamber accepting the award on behalf of Dansko Foods.
Bio-Dansko Foods are an Irish, largest family-run global dairy trade business, with decades of industry expertise. Dansko Foods specialize in Cheese, Butter, and Cream. Dansko Foods Ltd. was founded in 1986 by Kieran O’Neill with his wife Anne. 36 years in the dairy industry, Dansko Foods established a broad network of major suppliers and customers in Ireland, the UK and Europe. We specialise in both traded and value-add dairy products. Operating from our Cork office and our BRC grade AA value-add facility located in the heart of the Golden Vale region of Ireland Kilmallock, Co Limerick we supply products of the highest standards across the globe. Dansko Foods commitment to the finest quality products and standards has helped us develop new dairy trading relationships across the world.
AgriGuardian is on a mission to save lives on farms. Farming is the most dangerous industry in Ireland and across the EU. In Ireland over 50% of all workplace fatalities are related to Agriculture but agriculture only accounts for 5% of the workforce. We are launching a product that is aimed to protect the most vulnerable farm goers (Children and over 65’s) who account for 53% of all farm fatalities.
Our safety features are delivered through users smartphones or for those not of smartphone age through our AgriGuardian smartwatch. This makes adopting our solution almost frictionless for the customer.
Our solution protects in 3 ways: 1)- Alert Zones – Areas on a farm can mapped and marked dangerous or safe (slurry pits, dangerous animal locations etc) if someone enters or leaves these zones guardians are alerted. 2)- Proximity warnings work by alerting a guardian is a vulnerable farm goer comes within 40m of them which is especially useful in high noise environments such as machinery operation. 3)- Anchoring works by alerting guardian is the vulnerable user strays more than 40m away from them. This feature is useful when bringing very young children on the farm to educate them to the dangers.
AgriGuardian has been in development for over 2 years and along the way have won various start up awards. The founding team are both Engineers and James the CEO is owner of his family dairy farm in county Waterford.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help to improve patient and hospital outcomes. #WeAreStryker
Established in 2008 by founder Richard Lynch, I Love Limerick is a creative project driven by, motivated and inspired by Limerick people and focused entirely on the citizens of Limerick city and county. Through a series of exciting and well-produced documentaries, lifestyle programming, interviews and photography, the I Love Limerick project aims to encourage a wider respect and pride for the city by focusing on the wealth of interesting, talented and motivated people who live, work and create here by highlighting everything positive about Limerick. I Love Limerick showcases the efforts and achievements of Limerick based organisations in the community, including the voluntary, artistic, cultural and micro-enterprise sectors, offering artists, new enterprise, established businesses, organisations and charities the chance to market themselves utilising state of the art video programming and social networking platforms.
We also provide provisional training opportunities for both clients and people who want to pursue a career in entertainment, media or marketing. I Love Limerick facilitates and orchestrates events for the voluntary and community sector to create opportunities for collaboration between communities. We enhance Limerick tourism, culture and business, enticing people both domestically and abroad to experience the positive aspects of Limerick. We are operated and designed to showcase a new Limerick, that is vibrant and entertaining and we thereby contribute towards the advancement of its social regeneration. I Love Limerick shows the positive side of Limerick to the world.
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The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award The Best Employer Award: Employee Value Proposition to an organisation, trading for more than two years in the Mid-West Region, demonstrating excellence in employee value proposition (EVP). EVP includes a culture of belonging (including diversity and inclusion), wellbeing, flexibility, skills development and growth. The award recognises initiatives that support staff retention and talent attraction and an overall high-quality value to employees that benefit the employee and support growth in the business. This award offers a platform to organisations who are growing their teams, one of the top priorities for many organisations in the region.
WINNER: COOK MEDICAL
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award the Best Not for Profit Award to an organization, in operation for at least 12 months based in the Mid-West Region, that demonstrates a significant positive impact on the community it serves. This can be in a variety of areas such as social, economic, environmental, or cultural impacts.
WINNER: ST GABRIEL’S FOUNDATION
Innovation is a critical capability that can make or break a firm’s future. The “winners” are those organisations that relentlessly look for innovation opportunities. One of the top priorities for organisations in 2022 is managing supply chain challenges. Therefore this year, we are introducing a new category – Supply Chain Innovation (SCI) Award. SCI is a valuable way of exploiting process and technology innovations to find novel ways of managing a supply chain. SCI assists in various functions such as improved planning, purchasing, forecasting & monitoring of supply chain practices, amplifies operational capabilities and offers opportunities to strengthen sustainability (environmental and ethical) and competitiveness.
WINNERS: DANKSO FOODS
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award The Best SME of the Year award to an organisation, trading for more than 3 years, based in the Mid-West Region, that is striving to create world-class products and services, setting the highest benchmarks and optimising opportunities in their marketplace.
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award the Best Emerging Business of the Year award to an organisation, trading 5 years or less, that demonstrates innovation in its business model/process/service or product in the marketplace. The Best Emerging Business Award recognises an organisation that has the most compelling opportunity.
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award the ‘Excellence in Customer Experience Award: Retail and Hospitality‘ to an organisation trading for more than one year in the Mid-West Region that demonstrates excellence in delivering better outcomes for their customers and their own business. The Chamber recognises that customers’ expectations have rapidly evolved in this era of consumer empowerment and digital disruption. Therefore these awards will recognise the ingenuity, innovation and commitment to excellence in customer experience by the retail and hospitality sector in the region.
WINNER: ADARE MANOR
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award the Best Sustainable Business Award to an organisation that is leading initiatives resulting in a positive societal and sustainable impact as a result of business initiatives around energy management, a reduced carbon footprint and environmental sustainability planning. The award highlights Irelands pledge to move toward a more sustainable business strategy.
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award the Special Recognition Award: Creative Collaboration / Contribution to an individual, collective or organisation that has successfully delivered an initiative which has positively impacted Limerick city, a town or local area in the Midwest Region. The initiative can be an event, a movement or a project. The award will go to an impactful initiative demonstrating active citizenship and achieving its goals. Furthermore, the judges will look for initiatives that have helped enhance our value proposition in the Midwest as an attractive region to live, work and visit. This initiative is undertaken in a voluntary capacity.
WINNERS: I LOVE LIMERICK
“The Technological University of the Shannon; Midlands Midwest, TUS, represents our new beginning, are delighted to be the main sponsor of the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards again this year under our new identity. The Limerick Chamber Regional Awards acknowledge businesses that have not just survived but have adapted and thrived during the challenging times of the last two years. We have seen inspirational levels of resilience and ingenuity from organisations across the region. These awards recognise and reward business excellence, innovation, best practices and outstanding business performance. LIT and AIT became a Technological University on 1st of Oct and we, like many organisations, have gone through a renewal, some of those changes have been involuntary such as the wearing of face masks and social distancing, but many, have been driven by us because of our shared vision of impactful collaboration, excellence in education, research and our spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and community. We encourage all organisations to enter these awards this year. Celebrate your successes, share your story with your peers, acknowledge the loyalty of your customers and recognise your employees for their hard work and commitment. These awards are a great platform for all organisations in the region. Best wishes to all the entrants! ”
We are delighted to welcome our esteemed panel of Judges for the
2021 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
CEO, Grassland Agro
Manager & Co-Owner,
Independent Non-Executive Director (INED)
CEO, Business in the Community Ireland
Senior Market Advisor,
Design and Crafts Council,
Huggnote is a musical app founded by sisters Jacqui and Perry Meskell. The app is a breakthrough for music lovers who want to send a personalized song to their loved ones. Huggnote has won numerous awards from Best Emerging Business with Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards as well as Googles Adopt A Startup competition. Most recently Huggnote has gone on to win a €50,000 spot prize on US TV show 2 Minute Drill.
4site was established in 2002 and grew from strength to strength within the region. 4Site is a specialist provider of mobile wireless and fibre services. It assists with the planning, design and build of wireless and fibre network infrastructure, and has worked with telecoms companies including EE, Three, Vodafone, Ericsson and Imagine. In December 2019 it was announced that 4 site had been acquired by the UK’s Indigo Telecom group in a deal which creates a combined business with an annual turnover of about €60m.
Based in Shannon and employing over 700 people, Ei Electronics designs and manufactures fire detection products for the residential sector. All manufacturing takes place in Shannon, with overseas sales and marketing subsidiaries located in Britain, Germany, France, Poland and the USA. EI Electronics are no strangers to awards having EI Electronics Founder receive the honorary IMR Lifetime Achievement Award. EI Electronics have been a staple in the Midwest since 1988 and continue to grow and expand from their HQ based in Shannon.
“This nomination is a testament to the hard work that many of our employees have engaged in and we are immensely proud that their commitment was recognised.” GECAS is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have partnered with our customers to find solutions to their challenges and helped their businesses to thrive.
Absolute Hotel is an award-winning 4* Absolute Hotel in Limerick City. The Absolute Hotel is modern and stylish and boasts a friendly welcoming team to a restaurant that oozes style and sophistication, as well as the well-appointed guest rooms with Nespresso machines and individual artwork as standard.
Team Absolute prides itself on keeping a high standard so each guest leaves feeling happy with every intention of coming back. Adding Best Retail and Hospitality business to their many award accolades listed as No.1 Hotel on TripAdvisor in Limerick city as well as the Winner of the ‘Best Business Hotel’ – Gold Medal Awards.
ASD Ireland is a a Not-for-profit organization that provides socially inclusive activities for people with autism and their families. Head office based in Limerick, and provide activities to people from all over Ireland
The group founded by Keith Enright and Caroline Hogan who both have teenagers with autism spectrum disorder. It was developed due to the lack of socially inclusive activities available for their children. It began with the development of Limerick autism Group and progressed to providing a range inclusive activity nationwide.
“We are really delighted because it’s a real recognition of the time we’ve been here in Ireland. We’re a technology company but technology comes from the innovation of people and people working together to solve real-world problems. Analog is tackling some of the greatest challenges we have in society these days and all of these technologies really are developed by the ingenuity of our people so this award is very much in recognition of their incredible commitment.”
Our solutions sense, measure, and interpret phenomena then transform these signals into intelligence – bridging the physical and cyber worlds to ignite human breakthroughs. We create technologies that solve customers’ problems across numerous industries. Analog has been awarded a number of awards in recognition of their work and progress including Forbes Best Employer and now best Company of the Year Award 2019 with the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards, as well as Best Employer: employee Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award.