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Irish Chamber



Be recognised as a winner.    Inspire your community.

Support the positive stories of Irish Australian Business.

The aim of the Awards is to celebrate innovation and best practice in the Irish Australian business community through the assessment across six judged categories of businesses and professionals, who have nominated.  A seventh people’s choice category will give you the opportunity to vote online for your favourite finalist.

The Awards provide a platform for Irish Australian professionals and those who do business with them, to share, to inspire and to recognise their many achievements. They are delivered with the support of the Irish Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and IDA Ireland.

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Finalists & Winners!

The National Final has now taken place and we congratulate all the winners and the finalists for participating in this year's awards and for sharing their inspirational stories of achievements.  To read more on our 2016 Winners and the National Final held at the Sofitel Sydney please click here for highlights and some photos.  The winners for each category are indicated in the finalist table below.

Please take the time to watch some of the inspirational stories from our winners and finalists via the "People's Choice" video links here.  We will again look forward to opening nominations for the next Irish Australian Business Awards early in 2017.




Categories are:

Category Criteria National Finalists
Startup Less than 3 years in operation based on FYE16. Judges will be interested to hear about your motivations for starting the business and how you have grown and developed the business through the start-up phase. Utillix   **WINNER**
Creative Creations
EHS Assess
Productivity Bootcamp
Cxi Software
SME of the Year This category is for small businesses in any sector and at any level of turnover that have been operating their business for more than 3 years. D9 Process Improvement
Surety IT
AFK Agency **WINNER**
Vitro Software
Foster Packaging
Established Business This category is for businesses over five years old with a turnover greater than $10 million in any sector. Excavation Equipment
Top Knot Carpentry & Joinery **WINNER**
Monford Group
Young Entrepreneur Under 40 at FYE16 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Must be a shareholder/director actively involved in the business. Eoin Daniels (Top Knot)
Declan White (Monford Group)
Siobhan White (Hypoxi Bulimba)  **WINNER**
Ryan McClenaghan (Micron)
Young Professional Under 40 at FYE16 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Not a shareholder/director and must have their nomination endorsed by a senior member of their organisation. Maria Maguire (Sonru)
Orla Kennedy (JLL)
Jack McGuire (LCI)  **WINNER**
Neil O'Sullivan (CBS)
Damian Galligan (Global Infrastructure Group)
International Trader Trades between Ireland & Australia – import/export/both. The award winner here must demonstrate an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement. Olive Media
marguerite doré
Currency Fair  **WINNER**
People's Choice Award Open class, voted on via the website, promoted during events and via social and traditional media. Currency Fair  **WINNER**