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National Award for local collaboration

Waterford Chamber has won the Local Authority Collaboration Award at the Chambers Ireland Awards, which were held in Kilashee House Hotel and saw the coming together of Chambers from all over Ireland to recognise the work they do in supporting the business community.

This is the second time Waterford Chamber has been recognised in this category in recent years, for their ongoing work with Waterford City & County Council.

This year’s award was specifically for the two organisations coming together to explore the scope of opportunities for Waterford City Centre, by engaging RIKON and EY to carry out research and feasibility studies respectively.

Accepting the award, Gerald Hurley, CEO Waterford Chamber said: “We have an excellent working relationship with Waterford City & County Council and our goals are aligned as we both work tirelessly to promote Waterford as a great place to live, work, do business and invest in.

“We are a City of Opportunity and we all have our part to play. These reports are available for anyone to share, so we can collectively deliver the right message for Waterford.

“The data presented by EY and RIKON shows the potential that exists on our doorstep and for this initiative to get national recognition is testament to everyone who worked on it.”

Waterford also saw the coming home of the Chamber of the Year Award, which was won by Waterford Chamber in 2021 and this year Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber scooped the title.

“We are thrilled for our colleagues Oren Byrne and Jenny Beresford and all the team. No other county can say they have two Chamber of the Year Awards in  a three year period and it affirms the commitment, diversity and determination of the business community we all represent.”

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