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Irish Chamber

Awards 2019

 

2019 IRISH AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS!

Be recognised as a winner.

Inspire your community.

Support the positive stories of Irish Australian Business.

 

**To read all about our 2019 winners and to view their video submissions CLICK HERE!

The aim of the Awards is to celebrate innovation and best practice in the Irish Australian business community through the assessment across seven judged categories of businesses and professionals, who have been nominated. 

This year we have introduced a new 2019 category, the " Innovation Award" to also recognise achievements for innovation in business.  An eighth 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.

The 2019 Awards will be presented in association with and the support of IDA Ireland, EISS Super, Providence Asset Group, Flexi-Fi, HT&E, Qatar Airways and TransferMate.

 

 

KEY DATES:

10th July – Nominations & Submissions Open

9th August – Nominations Close

16th August – Submissions Close

From 21st August – Finalists Announced

23rd September – People's Choice Voting Opens

9th October – People's Choice Voting Closes

11th October – National Gala Final

 

 

CATEGORIES:

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2019 Category Criteria
START UP
 
Less than 3 years in operation based on FYE19. 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
 
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.
ESTABLISHED BUSINESS
 
This category is for businesses over five years old in any sector.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
 

Under 40 at FYE19 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Must be a shareholder/director actively involved in the business.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

 

Under 40 at FYE19 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Not a shareholder/director and must have their nomination endorsed by a senior member of their organisation.
INTERNATIONAL TRADER

 

Does business 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.

INNOVATION AWARD  **NEW**

 

 

 

This new category is for any company or individual in any sector, to recognise achievements for innovation in a business context. It could be disruption of a traditional industry, a new way to deliver customer value, or a step change in operational performance from doing things differently. We will want to see how you've used technology appropriately and made a measurable environmental, industry or social impact, while considering the sustainability, community engagement and commitment to wellbeing your activities generate.
HIGGINS AWARD (People's Choice)
 
Open class, National finalists, voted on via the website, promoted during events and via social and traditional media.

 

 

TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE FINAL AWARDS CATEGORY PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY AND HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRIZE POOL click here.