Local Enterprise Office launches first Waterford Digital Awards

Waterford Local Enterprise Office, together with Waterford County Council are hosting their first Waterford Digital Awards in Dooley’s Hotel on 28th October 2022.

The Awards aim to recognise and reward SMEs based in County Waterford who have developed their ecommerce and digital platforms as part of their product offering. The Awards are open to all businesses with less than 10 full time employees based in County Waterford.

The award categories are:

  1. Best E Commerce Website
  2. Best Business to Business Website
  3. Best Business to Customer Website
  4. Best Export Website
  5. Best Animation/Storytelling Website
  6. Best in social media
  • Overall Website/social media of the Year  

Each category will have up to four shortlisted entrants who will be selected after an evaluation of their website/social media platforms by independent expert judges. 

The winner of each category will receive €1,000 towards technical advice, photography, videography and marketing. The overall winner will receive €2,500 in cash.

Jacqui Gaule, Senior Enterprise Development Officer with Local Enterprise Office Waterford explained the importance of these awards, “For the past number of years the Local Enterprise Offices have been promoting the importance of online sales. Through training and Trading Online Vouchers many of our clients have transitioned to include digital sales and promotional platforms. This development has reaped rewards for many, especially during the pandemic These awards are an opportunity to reward those who have made the extra effort.”

Entries are open from 22nd August to 26th September. Finalists will receive two free tickets to the Waterford Digital Awards which will held in Dooleys Hotel on 28th October.

For further information follow this link www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford, contact LEO Waterford at 051 849905 or email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie