2019 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 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.
If you know an exceptional Irish Australian business or professional (including yourself!) who you believe is deserving of national and international recognition for their contribution to the Irish Australian business community, now is the time to put them forward!
It takes two minutes to nominate, click below to nominate yourself or nominate someone else in one or more of the seven 2019 Irish Australian Business Award categories. (Businesses or Individuals can be nominated for more than one award.)
Upon nomination, all Nominees will receive an email with step by step instructions and details of how to finalise their online "Award Submission" form by closing date Friday 16th August, to be eligible for judging in their nominated category. (See Categories and Key Dates below.)
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 (Winners Announced)
||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.|
||This category is for businesses over five years old in any sector.|
|Under 40 at FYE19 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Must be a shareholder/director actively involved in the business.|
|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.|
|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.