Thirty-three of Waterford’s top businesses will be honored this Friday lunchtime, March 4th, during the eighth annual Waterford Business Awards, which will be live streamed on Waterford Chamber’s Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as on from 12.30pm.

Of the 33 finalists, there will be 11 category winners, who will then go head to head in the hope of claiming the Overall Waterford Business of the Year, sponsored by Waterford City & County Council, which will be announced by Mayor of the City & County of Waterford, Cllr Joe Kelly.

This year there will also be an Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which will be presented by sponsors Faithlegg, for the person’s tremendous contribution to economic climate of Waterford and for inspiring others through their exceptional commitment, motivation, and vision.
Speaking about the awards, Waterford Chamber President John McSweeney said, “The Waterford Business Awards is one of the most important events on our calendar as it is a showcase for the outstanding achievements by our business community. It is a fantastic opportunity for people to celebrate their successes throughout the year and acknowledge the hard work of their teams. All shortlisted businesses should be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved.”

David Walsh, Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber President added: “Waterford is fortunate to have such a dynamic and vibrant business community and we look forward to sharing in their successes at the Waterford Business Awards. The judges had some very tough decisions to make along the way, under the Chairmanship of Noel Kelly and, along with all the sponsors, we thank them for their ongoing commitment.”

WLR work in partnership with Waterford Chamber and Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, on the awards. Managing Director of WLR Des Whelan said: “It is very important that we recognize enterprise and hard work in business across all of Waterford City & County. There is an excellent cross section of enterprising people and companies represented in the shortlist, which only highlights the fact that Waterford the fact that not alone is Waterford a great place to live but it’s a great place to do business too.”

So have lunch with a difference on Friday, March 4th and tune in to Waterford Chamber’s Facebook or YouTube channels or and join in the celebrations.