Waterford Digital Awards hosted by the Local Enterprise Office Waterford will take place at Dooleys Hotel on 28th October.
 
The awards aim to recognise and reward SMEs based in County Waterford who have developed their ecommerce and digital platforms as part of their product offering.

The shortlists for each prestigious category have been revealed with a great spread of industries and locations from all across the county. An independent judging panel consisting of Julie Smyth, Novartis, Eoin O’Mahoney, Red Hat and Stephen Kearney, Cosmos.ie were tasked with the tough job of selecting the finalists.
 
Those shortlisted for each category are:

  1. Best Business to Business Website
    • The Content Lab
    • MacMinn O’Reilly Mahon
    • NC Consulting & Co.
    • Vertias Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors
  2. Best Business to Customer Website
    • Coffee House Lane
    • Monkey Cups
    • The Book Resort
    • Roomeo
  3. Best E Commerce Website
    • Amanda Murphy Ceramics
    • Plush Hair Waterford
    • Murphy Larkin Timber Products Ltd.
    • Shoobaloo
  4. Best Export Website
    • Herdsy
    • The Content Lab
    • Expat Taxes
    • Finders Keepers
  5. Best in social media
    • Wellness with Katie
    • Antiques Ireland
    • Finders Keepers
    • Pepper Hustle
The Overall website/social media of the year winner will be announced at the awards night in Dooley’s Hotel, along with each category winner.
 
The winner of each category will receive €1,000 towards technical advice, photography, videography and marketing. The overall winner will receive €2,500 in cash.

The judging panel was extremely impressed with the entries in this the inaugural year stating “These awards are an opportunity to reward those who have made the extra effort with their website, digital and social media platforms. We found the level of entries exceptionally high and there seems to be an advanced level of digital prowess within the business community in Waterford. It wasn’t easy but we are very happy with our decisions.”
 
Each finalist will receive two free tickets to the Waterford Digital Awards which will held in Dooleys Hotel on 28th October.
 
To join in the celebrations or for further information follow this link www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford, contact LEO Waterford at 051 849905 or email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie