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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.

 

 

 

Nominations for the 2022 Irish Australian Business Awards are now open!

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. If you know a company or person (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 only takes a minute to nominate and nominees will have until June to pull together their submission, with full support from the Chamber team throughout the process. You can nominate yourself or someone else in one of the categories below, it's quick - just click on the buttons above and nominate now!

 

For more information contact us at admin@irishchamber.com.au

 

 

KEY DATES:

24th June – Nominations Close
30th June – Submissions Close
From 1st July – Finalists Announced
24th July – 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
 
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
 
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, turning over at least $5m.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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.