Chamber Awards 2019 – County Kildare Chamber named Chamber of the Year

Apr 10, 2019

Chamber of the Year award winners County Kildare Chamber were the overall winners at the 2019 Chamber Awards held by Chambers Ireland, which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. Pictured from left is Siobhan Kinsella, President, Chambers Ireland, Allan Shine, CEO, County Kildare Chamber, Maureen Bergin, President, County Kildare Chamber, Colm Blake, Head of Insurance Marketing, Zurich Ireland. They join six other winning Chambers from the awards

County Kildare Chamber was today (10 April 2019) named Chamber of the Year at the Chambers Ireland Chamber Awards, sponsored by Zurich. The awards are an opportunity to recognise best practice and to showcase the diverse activity taking place across the country led by Chambers.

Siobhan Kinsella, President of Chambers Ireland said,

“It’s fantastic to see such creativity and energy from Chambers across the country on display at today’s ceremony.

The winning projects, as well as all of the shortlisted projects, are a reminder of what opportunities, knowledge and skills are available of a national standard which continue to be accessible through local Chambers. The utmost of congratulations to all the award-winning Chambers.

I would also like to congratulate County Kildare Chamber as the winner of the overall Chamber of the Year award. They have consistently proven themselves in supporting member businesses and raising the economic profile of the region both nationally and internationally.”

Congratulating County Kildare Chamber and the winning Chambers, Colm Blake, Head of Insurance Marketing at Zurich Ireland commented,

“The quality of the winning and shortlisted projects is testament to the innovation, expertise and business acumen to be found across the Chamber network and its members. Zurich is delighted to lend our support to this wonderful occasion.”

There were five awards presented on the night in addition to the overall ‘Chamber of the Year’ award.

The full list of winners for each of the awards categories is as follows:

Chamber of the Year

County Kildare Chamber

Event of the Year

Waterford Chamber – Toys4Engineers Conference & Expo

Most Innovative Project

Northern Ireland Chamber – Learn Grow Excel – Business Support Initiative

Most Successful Policy Campaign

Cork Chamber & Limerick Chamber – Gearing up for the M20 Cork – Limerick Motorway

Local Authority Collaboration

South Dublin Chamber – Sustainable Business Partnership Programme with South Dublin County Council, South Dublin LEO & South Dublin Chamber

Best Chamber Marketing Campaign

Mullingar Chamber – Winterfest Mullingar 2018

For further information contact Gabriel Doran, Communications & Public Affairs Executive on 01 400 4331, 086 608 1605 or email


Chamber Awards

The Chamber Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of Chambers around the country. They are a chance for Chambers to showcase achievements in a variety of categories, from innovative projects to successful events, lobbying campaigns, collaborations with local authorities and more. The Awards were open to all affiliated Chambers across the country.

Judging Panel

There was a four-person judging panel made up of respected experts from across the country.

For more information please visit our the Chamber Awards page on our website:

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