Limerick Chamber
Regional Leaders Programme

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Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders Programme was developed in 2018 in conjunction with Dell and the University of Limerick.

It is a soft skills, Leadership Development Programme, delivered over a series of four speaker events and one Mentor led Lunch.

Following popularity of the programme, it is now in its third year of delivery and has been replicated by our sister Chamber in Waterford.

The aim of the Programme is three-fold:

  • Provide insights into the Leadership philosophy and styles of successful leaders – opportunities to hear from inspirational and motivational Leaders from the worlds of business, politics and sports throughout the year in the DELL facility.
  • Create networking and peer group development opportunities for emerging and developing leaders within member organisations
  • Provide an opportunity for participants to engage with the Mid West Regions most influential leaders through informal, Mentor led group lunches

Programme is aimed at: Senior management and business owners in the Mid West region from our Multinationals to our SME’s and Entrepreneurs; at those who wish to develop or expand their leadership skills or for companies who would like to enhance their talent and growth offering to their staff to ensure the next generation of leaders are fully equipped with the knowledge and peer group to allow them to seamlessly advance to the next stage/phase of their career.

Format: The quarterly Speaker events are hosted by DELL Technologies at their facility in Raheen. Arrival is at 12.30pm with time for networking over a light lunch.  Speakers commence at 1pm, followed by interactive Q&A for approximately 15-20 minutes.

2020 Programme:  Kicks off on Thursday 6th February 2020 in the DELL Technologies site in Raheen Industrial Estate Limerick, our first speaker of the series will be Denis Kelly, the retiring Vice President of Global Support and Deployment, DELL EMC.

For enquiries please contact 

Member Fee €175

Non Member Fee €250

Complete your booking by clicking the link below:

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Watch the video below for more on the programme.

Regional Leaders Programme
  • Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders Programme

Limerick Chamber
2019 Regional Business Awards
Please select a category for more information and application details

To be eligible for the Best Emerging Business Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months, based in the Mid-West Region and not trading for more than 5 years. If the company can demonstrate a long commercialisation process and that trading only began within the 5-year timeline even though the company was formally established outside of the 5-year rule, then they will be considered eligible also. In the latter case evidence should be provided to satisfy to the judges that the company is still on its start-up journey. For companies > 5 Years please see the other categories including Best SME and Best Large

Click here to Download the 2019 Best Emerging Awards Application Form.

2019 Best SME: Contribution to the region- To be eligible for the Best SME Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 5 years (see Best Emerging Business for < 5 years) and at least 12 months in the Limerick City Region (Mid-west region). The European definition of SME applies and is as follows: “The category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is made up of enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro”.

Click here to Download the 2019 Best SME Awards Application Form.

To be eligible for the Best Large Business Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months and be based in the Limerick City Region (Mid-west region). A large business is a business that is greater than or equal to 250 employees, regardless of revenue, or, if the number of employees is unknown, then revenue of greater than or equal to €22.8m will be taken as an indicator that it is a large business.

Click here to Download the 2019 Best Large Awards Application Form.

To be eligible for the Best Contribution to the Community (CSR) Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months in the Limerick City Region. They can be an SME or Large company including a multinational. Not for profit organisations cannot apply for this award – see Best Not for Profit Award.

Click here to Download the 2019 Best CSR Awards Application Form.

To be eligible for the Best Retail or Hospitality Business Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months, based in the Limerick City Region (Mid-west region). This category is open to all types of retailers including those trading online. (A retail business is a type of business in which merchandise is sold primarily to ultimate consumers. Businesses who sell online or who have physical stores are eligible.). The hospitality industry  applies to any company that is focused on customer satisfaction and meeting leisurely needs rather than basic ones.

Click here to Download the 2019 Best Retail & Hospitality Awards Application Form.


To be eligible for the Best Not for Profit Organisation Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months, based in the Limerick City Region.  Though it is a highly diverse sector, the organisations generally share the following features:

  • Organised: distinguished from informal or ad hoc, purely social or familial groupings by having an institutional presence or structure;
  • Non-profit distributing: do not return profits to a set of managers or owners;
  • Independent: not a state agency/organisation (however funding from state aid or local government and other supports (including positions on boards) is acceptable);
  • Voluntary: containing some element of voluntary or unpaid participation;
  • Self-governing: in control of their own affairs; and
  • Contributing to the public good: their activity aimed, at least in part, at contributing to the public good.

Click here to download the 2019 Best Not for Profit Application form

To be eligible for the Best Business: Employee Talent Development & Workplace Wellness of the Year, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 24 months based in the Limerick City Region (Mid-west region) and must qualify as either an SME or Large (including multinationals).

Click here to download the 2019 Best  Employer Application form

Regional Business Awards 2019
  • Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2019

About the Awards

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Each year Limerick Chamber, together with event sponsors Dell Technologies and the Kemmy Business School, looks for businesses in the region that have achieved outstanding success in the previous 12 months. The aim of the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards is to give businesses a platform to showcase their accomplishments.

The 2019 Awards will be presented at the Limerick Chamber President’s Dinner on Friday 15th November in the Limerick Strand Hotel.  This event is a celebration of success and highlights business achievements, innovation and excellence in the region.

The winning businesses will demonstrate a commitment to success through innovation, investment expansion, strategic acquisition or service performance that has led to a significant increase in business.

Winning an award does make a difference!

Here’s what some of our past winners had to say about winning a Limerick Chamber Regional Business Award:

Grassland Agro won the Best Large Company Award and Overal Business of the Year in 2014. Here’s what Liam Woulfe had to say…

“Everybody in Grassland AGRO was really delighted to have been awarded Best Large Company in Limerick and Mid-West followed by being Awarded the Overall Company of the Year 2014 by Limerick Chamber of Commerce last November. To be chosen for such a coveted award by our “home” Chamber of Commerce is an invaluable recognition for all our Staff, Customers, Suppliers, Bankers, Shareholders and business partners everywhere we operate. This achievement has benefitted us enormously as it highlighted the substance, products, vision and growth orientation of our well established locally based business that serves customers nationally and that sources much of its raw materials all over the world. I strongly urge all businesses that have a progressive attitude and determination to pursue these awards and to thus, at least benchmark yourself from the experience”

Liam Woulfe, Grassland Agro

“Business is not a spectator sport. Get involved. Throw your hat in the ring. Enter your business. I guarantee you’ll get something out of the process. It might even be Best in Class!”

Colm O’Brien, Carambola Kidz

Click here to read testimonials from Limerick Strand Hotel, Samco, Masterchefs Hospitality, Matthew Stephens Jewellers, Action Point Technology Group and Glass Lewis

For further information, please contact Caoimhe Moloney or call 061 217 604

Previous Winners
2018 Winners
  • Best Overall Business Award –  Shannon Group
  • Best Emerging Business: Electricity Exchange
  • Best SME Business: Design Pro Automation
  • Best Large Business: Shannon Group
  • Best CSR: Optel Group
  • Best Employer: Three Ireland
  • Best Retail & Hospitality Business: Masterchef
  • Best Not for Profit: Novas
2017 Winners
2016 Winners
2015 Winners
2014 Winners

2014 Shortlist

2013 Winners

2013 Shortlist

2012 Winners 

2012 Shortlist

2011 Winners

2011 Shortlist

Testimonials and Interviews

2017 Award Winner Videos 


Testimonial from 2016 Overall Winner / Business of the Year – Dell EMC

“Last year Dell EMC was delighted to be named Business of the Year at the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards. The awards present a great way to shine a spotlight on the business community in Limerick and the innovation taking place across the Mid-West. “The recognition we received last year wasn’t just for the innovation and transformation that has taken place on our Dell EMC campus but it reflected the role we play in our community. Working in partnership with our colleagues from other great companies in the region, with the academic community including UL and LIT, and with the development organisations and representative groups, we are a force for innovation in Limerick.  “Receiving this honour last year was extremely rewarding for the team that works at our campus here in Limerick, who were delighted to be recognised in this way. Globally we were able to showcase the recognition through the Dell EMC network and leverage the win to highlight the value of continued investment at the Limerick campus. I would encourage all companies – big and small – to enter these awards. They’re a great idea and well worth participating in,” said Mr. Dave Griffin, Business Development Director Dell.

Live 95FM Interviews with past & present Award Applicants:

Click Here to listen to Dr. James Ring, CEO Limerick Chamber, Catherine Duffy, President, Limerick Chamber & Marguerite O’Grady Kemp Technologies on Live95FM talk about why you should enter the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards.

Regional Business Awards Overall Winner 2017
  • Roadbridge – Regional Business Awards Overall winner

Get in Touch

For further information on any
of our events, please contact
Caoimhe Moloney
Events Manager
T: 061 217 604

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