Join us on our 11th year celebrating the best of Irish Business.Our awards program recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

Participation is open to all private and public companies, multinationals and their subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, government departments, government agencies, government authorities and statutory bodies that have successfully implemented a business, management or community initiative in Ireland. Our highly experienced panel of business editors nominate acknowledged business innovators and industry leaders for awards which are judged by an independent panel of judges.

Recognised Initiatives awarded can be internal or external and include implementing a project, program, process, service, system, technology, development, joint venture or undertaking.

If you would like to sponsor or become a partner on this or any of our events please feel free to contact Diarmaid Lennon on 086 2433000 or email partners@ashvillemediagroup.com with your details.

Event information:

Date: Friday 14th April 2023
Venue: Clontarf Castle
Drinks Reception: 12pm
Awards: 12.30pm
3 course dinner
Dress Code: Business Formal
Judging Panel

Categories

This award will recognise exceptional projects or joint ventures carried out between an Irish institution and one or more external partners, and focuses on collaborations at a strategic level. It is open to teams in any discipline or department. Judges will look for evidence of creative collaborations and imaginative communication of research results.

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This award recognises any organisation from industry, practice, public sector, or financial services that can best demonstrate an excellent working environment for accountancy or finance professionals. Your entry should show how your firm is proactive, creative, forward thinking and client focused

This award also recognises practices who are taking the most unique, different, and innovative approach to either business structure and strategy, or its approach to client service provision.

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This Category Recognises the agencies that go above and beyond to support Irish Businesses. the judges will be reviewing the overall quality of the work, the technologies deployed, the standard of design, how strategies and campaigns were devised to achieve their objectives, and the return on investment clients received for the projects

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This category recognises agencies who offer advice, information and support to start-up’s and SME’s in Ireland. They offer assistance in all aspects from Web Design & Build, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Financial Management, Strategy & Business Planning and many more. The entrant should also mention if they offer advice on local authority regulations, planning, accessibility, environment, procurement and other issues

 

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This category recognises individuals and organisations that have proven to positively promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The entry should include any initiatives or actions taken to advance equality irrespective of disabilities , genders, race, faith, sexual orientation, age and culture

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The awards programme recognises companies within the Financial Services industry that are leading the way in innovation – using technology to address challenges and create opportunities, improving user experience and changing the way business is done.

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This award will be given to the team or institution that has made the most imaginative attempt to aid the wider community socially, culturally or economically. Provide evidence of demonstrable progress or success. Show how the project has made a difference to the target community.Outline how staff and students contributed to the success of the project.

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Awarded to the firm achieving the most stand-out business accomplishment or series of accomplishments of the year. The winning entry will provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the Irish business world.

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This award recognises outstanding brands in Ireland. Your entry should show how your company has a clear focus, how it caters to the customer, if it champions Irish, commitment to sustainability and any USP’s

The judges will look for customer recognition, credibility, position within the industry and community, and uniqueness. Include and information on brand activation,

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This category recognises Banks that help their customers or clients increase sales and profitability and gain a competitive advantage over their rivals. It recognises the impact of banks that offer value beyond products, infrastructure and services.

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The aim of the awards is to help consumers make better-informed buying decisions, by giving them independent feedback on things like the value and customer service available from providers. The purpose of these awards is to recognise the excellent work within the broadband industry.

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The criteria for the Businessman Of The Year Award are categorised into four areas: Financial Performance, Personal Qualities, Managerial Skills, Contribution to Ireland’s Development. The awardee of his organisation should have made a positive contribution to Ireland’s development. This includes contributions in the economic, social and cultural areas.

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Best Business School recognises exceptional achievement by a higher education institution in Ireland. Judges will look for evidence of innovative, bold, and creative strategies/initiatives that have helped the school to improve its offering and excel in its field.

This award will go to the business school demonstrating the most outstanding overall performance.Qualities we will be looking for in submissions might include:Evidence of exceptional performance against specific indicators such as innovation, teaching, research, student experience, alumni relations and development.Evidence showing how the school’s work has impacted on business and/or society more generally.Evidence showing why you stand out from the crowd in this most competitive of marketplaces.

Judges will be looking for bold and creative strategies and initiatives that have helped the school to improve and flourish in the year in question.

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This award recognises business women in Ireland. The winner of this category will be an Irish woman who’s a proven achiever, having forged a successful career in Ireland through pursuing her creative passions. Your entry should show you demonstrating a higher propensity for risk, innovation and achievement. The main characteristics the judges are looking for include innovation, passion, resourcefulness and risk-taking.

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This award recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement. 

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This category recognises companies that go above and beyond to offer excellent customer service to customers. This award will recognise organisations that are performing to the highest levels in Customer Service, with a shared vision, a joined-up strategy, a commensurate culture, customer journey mapping and consistent delivery, culminating in excellent business results.

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A digital marketing team is the business unit responsible for planning and implementing the company’s digital marketing strategies. Marketers are consequently encountering new opportunities and challenges, with lower barriers to entry and improved access to and between new masses of customers, offering new paths to profitability. Entrants for this award should be able to demonstrate how they have devised and executed a specific digital marketing campaign, leveraging technology to create real engagement with carefully-targeted audiences, and delivering clearly defined results.

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This award is open to any company that is involved in providing alternative energy supplies or a technology enabling the more efficient production of alternative energy.You must explain what you have achieved so far, particularly over the last 12 months, and what you hope to achieve in the future.

The judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives

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This category recognises development performance and skills shown by Schools or Institutions. Executive development is a systematic and continuous process through which executives learn advanced knowledge and skills in managing.

Qualities the judge panel will look for is Leadership Development, Innovation, Business Growth and opportunities for continuous learning and knowledge development

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This category is open to all companies that specialise in systems and programs for the financial industry. This company does not have to work solely within the Irish market and can aid client companies in a variety of departments – payroll, accounts receivables and payables, general ledger, spreadsheets, financial planning, portfolio management, regulatory onboarding, entity data management etc.
Judges will be looking for all information from client / customer relations, services offered, operational capabilities and outcomes to management practices

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This year celebrates organisations who have stepped up in interesting and innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

The judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying particular attention to the criteria listed below.

Describe the steps taken to reduce and recycle waste within your organisation.

Describe any efforts to engage with “green” suppliers, or to source local, Irish, and sustainable products/materials, to ensure the achievement of your sustainability objectives.

Describe any activities your organisation has recently taken to conserve biodiversity, use biological resources sustainably, improve natural habitats.

Describe the steps your organisation has taken to improve energy efficiency and/or water efficiency.

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This category recognises and celebrates organisations or individuals that have developed activities, facilities, policies and strategies that encourage an active and healthy community, as well as promoting mental, physical or emotional health.

This year we aim to reward those organisations that have demonstrated a proactive and effective approach to improving the health and wellbeing of islanders.

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This category is recognising companies, products and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security, Any company which shows a strategic initiative with an impact on the technology used in the industry. The entry should demonstrate the overall execution and success in the market.

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This category will award an agency or business who has specifically implemented or developed ground-breaking strategies. Judges will be looking for creative and innovative elements of the project which makes it unique. Judges will be looking for projects which have improved technology or developed new or innovative technology resulting in improved user experience which has uniquely creative and innovative elements.

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The Law Firm of the Year Award honours a law firm, team or lawyer who has demonstrated excellence in the provision of legal services in the Irish Law Field  during recent times and in particular 2022 . The criterion set out in the foregoing paragraph should be reflected in submissions.

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Entries for this award should focus on a case that has a significant Irish element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of life science services, thereby demonstrating the companies market-leading position. They should summarise the matters key features, explain its significance.

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The award recognises Local Authorities who, on a daily basis, provide excellent services to the community and offer helpful and engaging initiatives.

The entry should include any development plans, initiatives, projects and events the Local Authority is involved, or heading up

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This category is open to any logistics company the controls and streamlines various processes of moving goods, from the point of origin to the point of consumption based on specific customer requirements
The judges will review the companies operational capabilities, distribution process and overall logistic practices

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This category is open to any large-scale Manufacturing production company of goods that converts raw materials, parts, and components into finished merchandise using manual labour and/or machines.
The judges will be interested in manufacturing processes including labour and machines, assembly line and any information on MTS, MTO and MTA

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This category recognises campaigns in the retail & FMCG industries that have created interactive media and digital content demonstrating best practice, innovation and excellence in promoting, advertising, communicating or marketing their product. Campaigns can use a range of platforms and formats (including but not limited to online advertising, search marketing, viral marketing, email marketing, text messaging campaigns, social media marketing and other media). Entries should be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their campaign in generating business.

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This award recognises an outstanding procurement project or initiative by a Semi-State Agency that has displayed excellence and/ or innovation in procurement over the past 12 months and can demonstrate the results achieved.

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This award looks to acknowledge and recognise businesses which are leading the field in the increasingly critical activity of sustainable, responsible business. Entrants should be able to demonstrate how the entire business was harnessed, including the brands and employees, to ensure the promotion of sustainability and how the impact of their actions has driven results and benefits to the business.

The judges will look for companies that communicate, support employees and take actions to improve their local environment

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The Awards are designed to showcase excellence in the delivery of international travel services to both leisure and business customers travelling from Ireland. The Awards will commend a range of companies from air and sea transport companies, through Tour Operators, destination representatives and specialist service providers to the trade.

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This category is open to all Waste Management companies who provide collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services
The judges will be looking for information regarding your companies waste management practices in any of following areas:Landfill, Incineration, Waste compaction and Composting.
Feel free to include any information about energy production and environmental practices

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