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Irish Chamber

Awards 2022

 

IRISH AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

Be recognised as a winner.

Inspire your community.

Support the positive stories of Irish Australian Business.

 

 

Join us in celebrating our 2022 Finalists' stories and successes at our National Gala on the 12th August at the Sofitel Sydney (click to book).  **Our online voting for "People's Choice" will open on 1st August, 2022.**

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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. An eighth people’s choice category gives the public the opportunity to vote online for their favourite finalist.

Given the pandemic-enforced postponement of our 2020 and 2021 ceremonies, for 2022 we will increase flexibility on eligibility to accommodate the opportunity to celebrate and recognise as many of you as possible.

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.
 

KEY DATES:

30th June – Nominations Close
30th June – Submissions Close (extended)
From early July – Finalists Announced
1st August – People's Choice Voting Opens
10th August – People's Choice Voting Closes
12th August – National Gala Final (winners announced)

 

CATEGORIES:

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Category Criteria
START UP
Foodini
HoverIT
Mucudu
payXcrypto
Realta Logic
Swoop Funding
 

Less than 3 years in operation based on any year from FYE20 to FYE22. 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
Clonakilty Food Co
Custodian Safety Services
Emerald Travel
Law On Earth
Pokitpal
The Climate Reality Project
 

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
Corfad Civil
Keypath Education
Maddocks
Nexia
Portwest
 

This category is for businesses over five years old in any sector, turning over at least $5m.

 

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
Aisling Smith Vance
Damian Ennis
Dylan McDonnell
Gearóid Considine
James Flanagan
Kian Jackson
Michael Slowey
Seamus McHugh
 

Under 40 at any point between FYE20 and FYE22 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Must be a shareholder/director actively involved in the business.

 

 

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
Declan Morley
Kayleigh Gartland
Linda Sharkey
Niamh Byrne
Olwyn Connolly
Rachel Dougan
Shivaun Ryan
 

Under 40 at any point between FYE20 and FYE22 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
Clonakilty Food Co
OTI Racing & Bloodstock
Portwest

 

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
HoverIT
iEnergy
Law On Earth
MagrowTec
Mucudu
payXcrypto by Novatti
Pokitpal
Swoop Funding
Systech International
The Climate Reality Project
Two Stacks Irish Whiskey

 

 

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.

 

 

 

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE 2019 AWARDS GALA HIGHLIGHTS.