There are 13 award categories and each business can enter for three awards
There are 13 award categories and each business can enter for three awards

Entries are now open for the 2018 DLR County Business Awards.

There are 13 award categories including, Best Business Start Up, Best Small Business, Best Professional Services Award and Innovation in Business.

Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown Chamber represents more than 500 companies, from start-ups to multi -nationals, connecting over 50 industry sectors through a membership programme.

CEO of the DLR Chamber, Gabby Mallon
CEO of the DLR Chamber, Gabby Mallon

Dublin Gazette caught up with the CEO of the DLR Chamber, Gabby Mallon. She told us the Chamber has a board of 16 people who come from all walks of life.

She said: “The board guide the programmes that we run throughout the year. Some of them work in the corporate world and some of them are self-employed. There is a great variety and understanding of what businesses need.”

Speaking about the Business Awards, Ms Mallon said: “We’re really excited about the awards. We had a super event last year, we had great attendance and applications. People can enter for three awards and are free to enter. It’s great for all the companies for them to be recognised for all their hard work.”

It was through a networking group that Ms Mallon heard of a job opening in DLR Chamber, which she got, and went from Office Manager to Business Development Manager to CEO.

The closing date to enter the 2018 DLR County Business Awards is June 29.

Judging will be carried out by a combination of mystery shopping, mystery telephone calls and assessment of the written submissions by a panel of independent experts, depending on the award category.

This year’s DLR Business Awards Gala Dinner takes place on the 27th September 2018 at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin.

For more details see www.dlrchamber.ie