Chambers Ireland announces the national shortlist for the 2024 Chamber Awards

Chambers Ireland is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2024 Chamber Awards. The Chamber Awards is an annual celebration recognising the hard work and dedication of Chambers across the country in representing their members, engaging stakeholders and fostering vibrant and thriving local communities.

This year there has been 44 projects shortlisted across eight award categories, which showcase innovative communications campaigns, successful events, sustainable development initiatives, and creative collaborations between companies, local authorities and wider communities.

Speaking after the shortlist was announced (1 May 2024), Chambers Ireland’s President, Fiona Candon, said:

“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.”

The Chamber Awards are proudly sponsored and supported by Zurich. Commenting on the Chamber Awards shortlist, Joe Creegan, Head of Corporate Life and Pensions Ireland from Zurich said:

“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 Chamber Awards are taking place on Thursday 6th June 2024 in the Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony and the event will also award the overall prize of ‘Chamber of the Year’ to one outstanding Chamber.

The full shortlist is as follows:

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

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

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


For More Information:

Contact Aoife Quinn by email at or phone 01 400 4326.

About Chambers Ireland:

Chambers Ireland is the voice of business throughout Ireland, with 37 member chambers across every major city, town and region of the island. Aligning our strategic priorities with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, our aim is to make places better to live, work and do business.

Chambers Ireland were selected by the Government as a National Champion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2023.

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