Galway Races up for a Business Award!

Galway Races has been short listed for the TOURISM AWARD at this years Galway Chamber Business Awards in association with Shannon Airport. Congratulations to all on being shortlisted from the team @ Galway Racecourse. 


Press Release From The Galway Chamber

25 October 2017

The Galway Chamber Business Awards 2017 in association with Shannon Airport…Shortlist announced

In association with Shannon Airport, Galway Chamber is proud to announce the shortlist for this year’s Galway Chamber Business Awards.

This year, the theme for our Awards is ‘Éacht thar na Bearta’ or ‘Outstanding Achievement’.  Our aim is to recognize the outstanding achievements of our members.

Across all sectors we see Galway’s enterprises and individuals being recognized globally for their achievements.  It is now our turn to recognize and applaud those who have achieved so much.

The Galway Chamber Business Awards and Gala Ball 2017 will be hosted by President Maurice O’Gorman on Friday November 10 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

On the night, the awards presented will recognise and promote SMEs, Start-ups and established Businesses/Companies from all over Galway which embrace the concept of ‘Outstanding Achievement’

The Shortlist is:

Category 1

Best Emerging Enterprise sponsored by WestBIC and Galway Technology Centre

  • Ciara Silke
  • Feedthepulse
  • ChatSpace


Category 2

Best Innovation/R&D sponsored by Vhi Healthcare

  • SmartBear
  • Smart Bay Ireland
  • Insight Research Institute, NUI Galway


Category 3

Best SME sponsored by AIB

  • Evergreen Healthfoods Ltd
  • Hero Recruitment
  • Fahy Travel Worldchoice


Category 4

Best Customer Service sponsored by Bank of Ireland

  • Go Bus
  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Talent Fusion


Category 5

Best Marketing including Social & Digital Media sponsored by Galway City Council

  • An Pucán
  • Supermacs
  • Baboró International Arts Festival

Category 6

Best Social Enterprise/CSR sponsored by Magnet Networks

  • Grant Thornton
  • Boston Scientific
  • Volunteer Galway

Category 7

Tourism sponsored by Shannon Airport

  • The Galway Races
  • Galway Food Tours
  • Galway Atlantaquaria

We would like to congratulate all of the shortlisted companies and to thank all the companies who entered.

‘Special President’s Award’

On the night of the awards the ‘Special President’s Award’ sponsored by PwC will also be presented.

It will be presented to an individual who has made a contribution to the business life of Galway that is outstanding in every way. The recipient of this award is chosen by the President of Galway Chamber in consultation with his officer board.


 The 2017 Business of the Year

The 2017 Business of the Year, kindly sponsored by Shannon Airport will be awarded to one of the Category Winners (1-7 incl)

Early booking for the Gala Ball and presentation of Awards is advisable. Please contact Elaine on 091 563536 or go to

The actual awards are unique pieces by ceramic artist Rachel Webb. Rachel has created beautiful and unique pieces entitled ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Éacht thar na Bearta’ underlying the outstanding nature of the Category winners as well as the Overall winner and the recipient of the President’s Award.