2018 IRISH AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS
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 2018 Awards will be delivered with the support of LeasePlan, IDA Ireland and Transfermate, with additional support via the Irish Government's Emigrant Support Program.
June – Nominations/Submissions Open
17th August – Nominations Close
31st August – Submissions Close
September – Judging
12th October – National Gala Final (winners announced)
|Category 2018 Finalists||Criteria|
Haldon Industries **WINNER**
Karen Mc Dermott
Precision Pipe Networks
Swilly Traffic Solutions
Urban Rest Apartments
|Less than 3 years in operation based on FYE18. 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.|
|SME OF THE YEAR
Access Visas Migration Services
Harbourline Real Estate
Hunter Labour Hire
|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.|
Eire Workforce Solutions
Kingspan Insulation **WINNER**
|This category is for businesses over five years old with a turnover greater than $10 million in any sector.|
|Under 40 at FYE18 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Must be a shareholder/director actively involved in the business.|
Stephanie Lyons **WINNER**
|Under 40 at FYE18 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Not a shareholder/director and must have their nomination endorsed by a senior member of their organisation.|
|Trades with 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.|
|People's Choice Award
**WINNER**Andrew Harte - Eire Workforce Solutions
|Open class, National finalists, voted on via the website, promoted during events and via social and traditional media.|
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