The County Kildare Chamber Business Awards powered by EirGrid was officially launched on Friday 5th August 2022. The Business Awards celebrate the best in business in Kildare and is open for start up business, emerging businesses, SME’s right up to our large indigenous and multi nationals in the county. Robust judging by 6 independent judges will lead to the finalists and the eventual winners been announced on the 24th November in The Killashee Hotel where 500 key stakeholders and companies will celebrate the best in business in 2022.

Luke Hanahoe, President of County Kildare Chamber said:

“The Awards celebrate the best in business in Kildare, it is an excellent opportunity for our members to showcase and demonstrate how they have excelled in their business over the past few years. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing first hand how businesses have navigated through the many challenges they have faced in the past year and how they have succeeded.

It is the businesses that persevere, innovate, diversify and respond with resilience that will come out on top. With our overall sponsor EirGrid and our category sponsors we are looking forward to another vibrant and competitive awards.”

Sinéad Dooley, head of public engagement, EirGrid, said: ”We are proud to be major sponsors of this year’s Kildare Business Awards. While developing the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade, EirGrid has engaged closely with business communities across Kildare through the County Kildare Chamber. It is great to see an innovative network of businesses working together for the progressive development of a region. We hope that through the strengthening of the electricity grid in the area with this underground cable project, the economic growth of the region continues.

Dooley added, “We look forward to seeing the nominees across all categories who support not just a vibrant local economy, but support workers and their families in the region.”

Allan Shine CEO of County Kildare Chamber said:

‘’This year we expect a record number of entries. Coupled with the extensive profile that finalists receive across multiple print and digital platforms, our Business Awards also gives our members the opportunity to challenge themselves through the various categories on offer to nominate for. Keith Barry returns as MC, Pink Champagne will be on hand for the entertainment and already companies have booked in for what promises to be a great night as we celebrate the best of business in Kildare”.