County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards

County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards

County Meath Chamber's 'Apprenticeship Expo' is in the running for Event of the Year!

The awards ceremony takes place on the 6th of June at Killashee House Hotel in Co Kildare

The annual event celebrates the work done on behalf of members in each county and this year 44 projects have been shortlisted across eight categories.

Michael Hughes, President of County Meath Chamber “The Apprenticeship Expo came about in direct response to our Chamber members request for recruitment support.  Thankfully it has evolved since its inception in 2020 and is now a flagship event for the region supporting local employers in finding and nurturing talent so that they can continue to grow their businesses and to thrive and strive in Meath.”

Paula McCaul, CEO County Meath Chamber “It’s wonderful to see The Apprenticeship Expo shortlisted as Chamber Event of the Year 2024.  It’s a fine example of what can be achieved through effective collaboration.  Thank you to our partners, our sponsors, our collaborators, our exhibitors and to schools and parents throughout the region who continue to support the event each year.  Collectively our contributions have made the Apprenticeship Expo the flagship event that is it.  We were the first to dedicate an event to showcasing apprenticeships back in 2020.  This year there are eight Apprenticeship Expo’s running across the country - 8 out of 16 regions.  Let’s continue to lead by example”.

Andrew Magee, Regional Skills Training Centre Dundalk, “LMETB are once again delighted to work in partnership with Meath Chamber to support the 5th Apprenticeship Expo on the 21st March 2024. Events such as the Apprenticeship Expo are the perfect opportunities to advertise the different options that are available and informs the next generation about the wide array of apprenticeship programs available. We can show how those age-old programs cans still provide a worthwhile and rewarding career for people. The Apprenticeship Expo is not only an enjoyable day, it’s the first step for many on their future career journey.”

Chambers Ireland’s President, Fiona Candon “The calibre of entries this year has been incredibly high and I’d like to commend each Chamber for demonstrating exceptional ambition, innovation and creativity. Chambers across the country are strong, vocal advocates for the businesses and communities they represent, and they contribute significantly to the overall growth and economic prosperity of the regions they serve.  The projects shortlisted demonstrate this focus on business advocacy, community spirit and willingness to collaborate.”

Joe Creegan, Head of Corporate Life and Pensions Ireland from Zurich says; “Zurich is proud to support the annual Chamber Awards once again. Congratulations to all the hardworking members of the Chamber network for their exceptional dedication and resilience shown over the past year. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable and innovative initiatives that have made a significant impact in our local communities, and we are delighted to support that effort across the country.”

The awards take place on the 6th of June at the Killashee House Hotel in Co Kildare.

Full Shortlist

Event of the Year

  • Ballina Chamber – Ballina 2023 – A year of celebration, a lifelong connection
  • County Carlow Chamber – Creating Inclusive Employment
  • County Meath Chamber – The Apprenticeship Expo – Meath
  • Dublin Chamber – Dublin Chamber Annual Dinner
  • Shannon Chamber – Maintaining Lean Momentum: Mid-West Lean Network Conference 2023
  • Waterford Chamber – Dublin Diaspora Dinner

Best International Project

  • County Carlow Chamber – “International Carlow”
  • Dublin Chamber – ESG-UP: Strategic partnership to up-skill European SMEs in the development of Environmental, Social and Governance strategies
  • Dundalk Chamber – Embassy visits to Dundalk
  • Galway Chamber – Galway Scaling Internationally

Community Support Initiatives

  • Ballina Chamber – RISE: A Ballina 2023 Legacy Programme
  • Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber – Dementia Inclusive Dungarvan
  • Ennis Chamber – Schools Engagement – Climate Action /Offshore Energy
  • Galway Chamber – Galway Pride Campaign
  • Tralee Chamber – Collaborative Tralee Heritage Trails
  • Waterford Chamber – Waterford Rising GAA Dinner

Digital Campaigns

  • Ballina Chamber – Empower Your Business in 2024
  • Drogheda & District Chamber – “Shop, snap and tag”
  • Dublin Chamber – The Dublin Business Collective Podcast
  • Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber – Beyond A Million
  • Letterkenny Chamber – Letterkenny Chamber Communicating with Excellence
  • Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Growing Membership through HubSpot: One system for multiple member needs
  • Sligo Chamber – “Sligo, Find your Place”

Sustainability & Biodiversity

  • Ballina Chamber – “Communities Creating Change” & “Ballina Climate Action Weekend”
  • Cobh & Harbour Chamber – No Time to Waste
  • Dundalk Chamber – Park n Stride Scheme in association with Louth County Council
  • Shannon Chamber – Mid-West Sustainability Week 2023
  • Tralee Chamber – Tralee Chamber Working with Businesses to Deliver Meaningful Biodiversity and Climate Action

Lobbying & Policy Campaign

  • Cork Chamber – Cork Chamber of Commerce Housing Advocacy
  • Letterkenny Chamber – North West City Region Value Proposition
  • Limerick Chamber – Better Regions Initiative (BRI)
  • Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Transformation of the Northern Ireland Planning System
  • Sligo Chamber – Fund the N17 Upgrade Now

Local Authority Engagement

  • Ballina Chamber – International Women’s Day Gathering
  • Cork Chamber – Car Free Day
  • County Tipperary Chamber – Leveraging Local Supports
  • Shannon Chamber – An Expanded Engagement with Clare County Council

Supporting Business

  • Arklow & District Chamber – Empowering Arklow’s Workforce: A Collaborative Training Initiative
  • Ballina Chamber – A Taste of Ballina Christmas Hamper
  • Cork Chamber – Connecting Cork
  • County Tipperary Chamber – Clonmel Community Conversations on Substance Use – Commercial Interests Workshop
  • Galway Chamber – Culture Connects Series
  • Kilkenny Chamber – The power of Kilkenny Chamber networking!
  • Letterkenny Chamber – ShopLK – Leading the way in Town Gifting


County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards
County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards
County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards
County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards
County Meath Chamber make shortlists for the 2024 Chamber Awards