Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organisation in DLR County, is delighted to yet again announce confirm the DLR Chamber County Business Awards for 2023 for businesses in the county to enter.

DLR as a county continues to grow from strength to strength and is recognised as one of the key counties in Ireland in terms of work-life balance. With strongly performing areas such as Sandyford Business District, Dundrum Town Centre and now Cherrywood, more growth in both population and business is forecast in the next five years, as the economy recovers!


The entry procedure for the DLR County Business Award categories is now open and online. Businesses are now urged to get on to www.dlrchamber.ie and enter these Awards, which are supported by Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council with the confirmed Sponsors:

  1. Green Business Award <50 and >50 Sponsored by DLR County Council
  2. NEW ESG Awards – Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance – sponsored by Amgen
  3. Age-Friendly Business Recognition Award – sponsored by DLR County Council
  4. Small Business Performance Award – Retail and Services – sponsored by DLR County Council/LEO
  5. Diversity, Inclusion and Volunteering Awards – in a business context – sponsored by EDIFY_EU
  6. Professional Services <10 employees and >10 employees – sponsored by Nutgrove Shopping Centre
  7. Hospitality Award – large outlets – sponsored by AIB
  8. Hospitality Award – small outlets – sponsored by Graphedia
  9. Best Tourism Experience County Award – sponsored by RBK Auditors & Accountants
  10. DLR Business Leader of the Award – awarded by the Board of DLR Chamber


The closing date for Entry is Friday 31st July 2023.  The Awards judging process is managed and assessed by the Board of DLR County Chamber, together with guest Judges, and the shortlist of Entries will be announced on 1st September 2023.

A Black-Tie Gala Awards Evening will be held at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney to announce the category winners on Thursday 5th October 2023.  A great night always for businesses in the county!

Said Dermot Ferris, current President DLR Chamber” we are excited as a Chamber, and as a Board, to continue these awards. These Awards celebrate all the aspects of how we run our businesses and organisations – large and small in the county, and we would encourage everyone to enter these Awards – and celebrate business endeavour together. We thank all our sponsors without whose patronage, these Awards would not be possible”.

DLR Chamber is 74 years in existence and indeed is one of the oldest Chambers in Ireland.  The Chamber is affiliated to Chambers Ireland and represents the full county area.   DLR Chamber is a very strong diverse and gender-balanced Board.  CEO of DLR Chamber is Gabby Mallon.


Companies may enter in up to 3 categories.


Issued by Aileen Eglington, PRO, DLR County Chamber

E: aileen.eglington@aeconsult.ie

M: 087 2505007


Contact details DLR Chamber for Gabby Mallon, CEO.

E:           gabby@dlrchamber.ie

T:           01 2845066