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Galway Chamber wins Best Partnership for Business Award at Chamber Awards 2021

Galway Chamber was named the winner of the Best Partnership for Business Award at the Chamber Awards 2021.

The awards, hosted by Chambers Ireland and sponsored by Zurich, recognise the outstanding work of chambers of commerce throughout the country in supporting local, regional and national business. They also provide an opportunity to share successful event ideas, campaigns and policies that have contributed to the development of chambers and business more broadly.

Galway Chamber was named the leading chamber in its category for its Mindfulness Month campaign which focused on five pillars: Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit. The Chamber partnered with Medtronic, Laya Healthcare, Jigsaw and Yoga Mara for the campaign and opened up conversations around mindfulness, self-care and mental health, while also providing a series of resources for their members.

These resources focused on practical elements such as working virtually, identifying stress and burnout as well as family supports on bullying, struggles of a working parent, the benefits of mindfulness on our physical health and spiritual tools like yoga and relaxation. Further information on the campaign can be found here.

Aengus Burns, President of Galway Chamber said,

“Mindfulness and mental health are very important subjects requiring greater attention. By sharing these resources, we hope to help grow the conversation in businesses, leading to positive change. We are delighted that this campaign is recognised at a national level by Chambers Ireland.”

Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland Ian Talbot said,

“Chambers have been incredibly active over the last year adapting to change, overcoming challenges and, most importantly, supporting their members. While it has been a year like no other, our judging panel was hugely impressed with the quality of work that was delivered throughout this period. Galway Chamber’s victory in the Best Partnership for Business category is richly deserved and I’m very pleased to congratulate them on their success."

Director of Corporate Life and Pensions at Zurich Ireland, Joe Creegan commented,

“Zurich is delighted to once again support the annual Chamber Awards. It is more important than ever to acknowledge the excellence of the Chamber network and the resilience of their members as they continue to support local economic development. We are proud to be associated with these awards and to support the important work Chambers undertakes in fostering a vibrant business community of all sizes and sectors across Ireland.”

The annual Chamber Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of the Chambers Ireland network around the country and present an opportunity for local and county chambers to showcase their achievements and collaborations.