Laois Business Awards 2017 Official Application Form

Application submissions are now being accepted for businesses that have been acknowledged during our open nominations which were launched on Tuesday 28th February through our Media Partner, Laois Nationalist and through our online survey. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business and to receive due recognition of your achievements.

Please complete the application below or fill in this form and post it to us at your earliest convenience to be considered for one of these awards.

The awards will be presented at an event in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday, 28th April 2017 and will feature dinner & live entertainment.

Why Enter?

During the competition process there will be extensive promotion of shortlisted businesses through our media partners Laois Nationalist and also on all of our social media/online platforms.

Local companies eager to progress their business enterprise, recognize the efforts of both employees and partners and those wishing to celebrate their achievements to date should consider entering these awards.

For further information please visit us or contact Denise Rainey, Business Support Unit at Ph: 057-8664103 and/or email:

Closing date for receipt of completed application form is 5pm on Monday 20th March 2017


Laois Business Awards 2017

Before submitting the application I herby consent, if I am selected as a Laois Business Award shortlisted applicant or winner, to the release and use of my name, business name, and photographs, which may be taken of me, and I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage.

However, all competitive and financial information shall remain confidential unless I give express written approval for its release. I confirm that the information provided to and with the application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

I also acknowledge that whilst every care has been taken to ensure that advice and feedback given on these awards is correct, Laois County Council or the Awards sponsors will not accept any responsibility for loss, damage, etc. arising from our occasioned by the implementation of such advice.

Terms & Conditions:
  • Awards are open to businesses within the County of Laois (all Townlands incl. Graiguecullen).
  • Award nominations are open from 28th February 2017, closing date for nominations is 5pm 14th March 2017.
  • Applications are open from 1st March and the closing date for applications is 5pm 20th March 2017.
  • Finalists will be announced by 28th March 2017.
  • Businesses can be nominated and enter a maximum of 3 categories across the 10.
  • Companies can nominate themselves for an award.
  • Supporting documentation may be submitted.
  • Judges decision is final.

I accept that submitting by this form I agree to the terms and conditions above

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