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Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2022

Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2022

VOTING CATEGORY: "HIGGINS AWARD"

This is your opportunity to make your voice heard and help support our National Finalists with your votes!

The most popular finalist on the public vote will win the Higgins Award, named after our founding President, the late Gerry Higgins.

People's Choice voting will close at 5pm Perth time on Wednesday 10th August. We then audit the votes, removing any that were cast using bounced email addresses for integrity, before announcing the winner on the evening of the National Final Gala in Sydney on 12th August, 2022.

 

INSTRUCTIONS - HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTES:

Voters are each assigned up to 5 stars to allocate amongst their favourite finalists or they may allocate all stars to one single finalist. 

Please firstly sign in as either a Member or Guest, then scroll down and "VIEW MORE" to learn about each of our 2022 Finalists and to watch their videos.
To cast your vote, simply apply between 1 to 5 votes(stars) by clicking on the stars to the left of the finalist's page.

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iEnergi was started in March 2014 and we are a mechanical services contractor specializing in Air-Conditioning, Hydronic Heating, and Renewable Energy Systems for the residential building market.

I believe I am a worthy winner as HoverIT is a solution purposely designed to help millions of businesses. The problem - SMEs are getting left behind on Google.

James Gallagher and Zenita O'Neill are two Irish born and bred entrepreneurs that have extensive experience within hospitality sector. We own various successful bars in Melbourne, in addition we are the organisers of a major live music festival St Kilda St Patrick's Festival.

I moved to Australia in 2017 following completion of my Bachelor of Engineering in Energy and Building Services Engineering at Ulster University.

I moved to Australia in 2008 after being made redundant from my graduate role at CBRE, Dublin. I arrived by myself, as a bashful 21-year-old, full of dreams and ambition to be a successful property advisor.

Emerald Travel is a family business and I am Chris Moloughney, the Managing Director. I have engineered and transformed a small family business in 2003 to a leading SME independent agency in Emerald Travel.

Leaving a career as Civil Engineer to pursue a business career during covid was a calculated decision. I felt the recruitment of your best assets was too transactional. You get out what you put into people and how you hire them - first impressions last.

I completed my audit training contract in Dublin with Smith and Williamson, who are a member of the Nexia International network of accounting firms. After passing my final exams with Charted Accountants Ireland, I was offered a four-month secondment to the Nexia office in Perth.

I have a career path that makes little sense in first look (and arguably even less with further inspection!).  I am an Architecturally trained professional, who works independently for Construction companies, on mega projects (>$2B). I am also studying for an MBA (part time).

A born entrepreneur, Aisling Smith Vance (Ash) is a highly accomplished businesswoman, bestselling author, podcaster and mother.

“Ever Tried. Ever Failed, No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.” Samuel Beckett

Realta a Regtech Company, is a product of the power and grá of the Irish diaspora network. By simply being in Australia our Irish roots instantly connected Stephen and I.

I believe I would be a worthy winner of an Irish Australian Commerce business award because of the assistance I have given too small to mid-sized business owners and managers through the provision of clear and concise OHS management systems and advisory services that helps ease the compliance...

I represent the best of what the Irish workforce has to offer the world – highly skilled and educated with a globally recognised professional accounting qualification; an ability to foster dialog that drives success for any project or initiative I am involved in, our gift of the gab; and a...

Two Stacks was founded in 2020 by the owners of an import/export and marketing company dedicated to beverages; Ireland Craft Beverages Ltd

Portwest is a world leader in the design and manufacture of superior quality workwear that meets recognised international standards.

A proactive and highly motivated professional who demonstrates a strong work ethic and genuine care for clients and peers, and is approachable and a team player.

PokitPal is a fintech business that is disrupting the established loyalty and rewards industry. The company's mission is to remove costs and complexity from the current delivery models and redirect some of the costs into customer benefits.

Foodini is a mobile app that connects the 1 in 3 people with dietary needs to the restaurants and venues that can cater for them. We make dining out with dietary needs easier, faster, safer and more enjoyable!

Paschal Baugh, from Co. Cavan Ireland, is an Alumni of Trinity College Dublin. He has had an international career in construction since 1994 and has travelled and worked internationally in both exotic and hardship locations.

I joined Grays in 2015 as a Business Development Manager. The business sells auction services to the construction, transport, and industrial sectors and is very male dominated.

I would be a worthy winner of the award as I I feel I have accomplished a lot in my professional career, as so many before me, I arrived in Australia as a graduate with no professional experience.

I have more to learn, but I hope the following will demonstrate my commitment to business, partners, clients, and highly-valued employees.

Over the past 10 years, a Dublin-based Ag Tech business has developed a device that can be retrofitted to almost every boom spray machine, currently deployed in agriculture in the world.

The Climate Reality Project was founded and is chaired by former US Vice President and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Hon. Al Gore.

I’d be a worthy winner as I have used innovation to solve the access to justice crisis over the past few years by building Virtual Legal my online law firm 9 years ago and within that then developing my self-service telelaw platform Law On Earth (“LOE”).

Our story dates back to the 1880s in West Cork where our Clonakilty Blackpudding was first made using a secret recipe passed down through the generations in our family butcher shop Edward Twomey’s.

Although OTI has been buying, racing and exporting thoroughbred racehorse in France and Enaglad for over 15 years, it has only been in the past 5 years that we have moved our international focus to Ireland.

My name is Michael Slowey, I have lived in Melbourne for 12 years, coming here at the age of 19 from Ireland. I currently own 4 successful businesses.

At Nexia Perth, we’ve built a stand-out reputation amongst our clients and peers for being both an approachable and forward-thinking professional services firm.

My mission is to educate business owners on cryptocurrency and introduce them to the future of payments. Operating a business during the pandemic and currently in uncertain times has been difficult.

As of today, Keypath is the largest business of its kind in Australia. Employing 300 people and supporting over 20,000 students across 9 University partners, Keypath is helping to solve some of the most considerable skills and development gaps in the country.

Since our launch in May 2018 in UK and in Jan 2021 in Australia, we’ve helped thousands of businesses find millions of dollars in funding. By launching the Swoop funding tech, Swoop has put the power of business funding into the hands of business owners everywhere.

Maddocks focusses on being a "great place to do great work", bringing together the focus on having a strong culture and a strong client service ethos.

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