Irish Enterprise Awards

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Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19 which has seen many business owners and employees face unprecedented challenges over the past few years, the Republic of Ireland remains one of the biggest markets for global consumers thanks to the resilience and determination of its workforce.

As we head into 2022, the Republic of Ireland is still on track to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world and we can only assume that this unwavering record of economic prosperity is due to those who work tirelessly to uphold the notion that the Republic of Ireland is one of the best places to do business today.

EU Business is proud to once again host the Irish Enterprise Awards and commend the businesses who continue to demonstrate excellence in their day-to-day operations and prove that the Republic of Ireland is home to some of the most innovative and diverse enterprises, businesses, and initiatives throughout Europe.

Due to the Republic of Ireland’s ever-evolving economy we will be sure to shine a spotlight on start-ups and younger businesses alongside larger corporations as we appreciate the hard work undertaken by those attempting to make their mark in this dynamic and competitive landscape.

EU Business News was launched to provide a thorough overview of European businesses that are driving the best practices and exceeding all expectations. In conjunction with the launch of EU Business News five years ago, we have established award programmes to honour those deserving of recognition for their achievements.

Taking part in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 can provide winners with the tools necessary to boost morale and enhance their reputation as industry leaders. Those who go on to be successful in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 can rest assured that they will receive invaluable exposure on our global platform, currently boasting a circulation of 100,000 c-suite executives and decision makers.

As in previous years, nominees will be assessed on their merits rather than the number of votes received. The EU Business News team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. Final judgement is cast based on a varied criteria which includes business performance, longevity, business growth (either sustained or rapid) and any significant innovations or feedback.

Should you wish to take part in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 or know of a company or individual deserving of a place on the shortlist, please use our voting form to submit a nomination.

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 11th October 2021

Entries Closed:

Monday 24th January 2022

Winners Announced:

March 2022

Awards Coordinator

Katherine joined the publishers AI Global Media in 2016 and soon rose to become a most valued and conscientious team member. Katherine is creative and diligent throughout ensuring that each nominee and winner receives the upmost support throughout. Katherine is able to work with all winners within the Irish Enterprise Awards in selecting the best promotional package to suit specific marketing needs and their budget and works with each client to ensure maximum exposure for their efforts and for their win.

Our Methodology

Gathering Nominees

All nominees are researched

The EU Business News team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. We also encourage external nominations from the subscribers of the magazine, online visitors, social media followers, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.

Creating the shortlist

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination. Should any firm or individual decline at this point, they are simply taken out of the running. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional supporting information to cement their nomination. Although there is no obligation to complete and supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.

Evaluating and Judging

Evaluating the shortlisted nominees

Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria such as: business performance, longevity, business growth (either sustained or rapid), any significant innovations or feedback from stakeholders.

How winners are determined

Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.

The Lucky Winners
Making the Most of Your Win

Sharing the exciting news

We are prepared to offer a range of promotional packages and items to winners of a EU Business News award, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website.

We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure for their win. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to assist our clients with their needs.

How long has EU Business News been in circulation for?
EU Business News launched in 2016, during this time it has built up a fantastic reputation for itself. Our magazine aims to provide an absorbing overview of this exciting region and the businesses and individuals operating within the EU. Our readership of over 100,000 industry and business professionals have been drawn to the publication for its reporting on things such as the unique business innovators who strive to change the sector in this exciting region. EU Business News is one of the many publications by AI Global Media, a UK based publisher which has published several hundred publications since the business launched in 2010.
Where did the nomination come from?
We as publishers frequently nominate candidates ourselves. In terms of the votes received in the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their personal identity, if you didn’t cast a vote by self-submission it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, with the most pertinent belief behind this being that all awards will be received purely on merit. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we are constantly monitoring the site for unusual behaviour.
What happens if I agree to be on the shortlist?
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. This also gives people complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist and no obligatory costs for winners. Nominees who accept will then proceed to our rigorous internal vetting procedure. They are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who makes the final decision?
We employ an entirely impartial panel of 5 individuals who conduct all their research in line with our high standards. At the helm of the panel we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. The team are well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. We believe this method is the most efficient in determining which individuals and companies are most deserving in winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing EU Business News’ stance that winners are not determined by popularity of votes, but by their contributions to their industry.
Is there a winner’s ceremony/award dinner and if so, when does it take place?
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. As well as the lack of cost efficiency, EU Business News is of course an establishment which runs across all EU countries and we believe it would be logistically difficult for some of our winners to attend an awards ceremony. We follow the belief that any of the optional costs involved with the award would be more beneficial in a year’s worth of online marketing for a winner, rather than spending it all on a ceremonial evening. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
What happens if I am deemed successful?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask you not to make the news public, giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer for companies. This means that during this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and press releases which are bespoke to you or your company. This variety of options are aimed to make the awards tailor made to each individual firm, regardless of which option you decide to go for.
Are there any costs involved?
As previously mentioned, there are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with EU Business News. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all of our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval. We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

Our Winners

Here you will find detail of our winners. All featured winners are included in our digital awards magazine which is published here on our website and distributed to the circulation of EU Business News comprising of a little over 100,000 business leaders & industry professionals. All winners are included in our winners’ directory which is held here on the website. Once winners have been announced for the year in question you will find the winners list here in full, please click on the appropriate year below.


Our Awards Team

Joe Woods - EU Business News Lead Researcher
Joe joined the media group in 2016 so has been a part of the research team since the launch of EU Business News. He has been involved in the researching of nominees and winners of the EU Business News’ Awards programmes throughout his time with the team. Joe has an interest in businesses and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand researching businesses from a variety of EU countries, a variety of sectors and businesses of all sizes. Joe has a great deal of understanding of EU Business News and what value the publication can bring in terms of value to each of its award winners.

Laura Hunter - EU Business News Awards Manager
Laura joined the media group in 2014 and now oversees EU Business News’ Awards programmes each year. Laura is committed to all nominees and winners to ensure that they receive both a great experience from the team and that winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure from such an amazing achievement.

Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy has been dedicated to the research team of AI Global Media since 2015. He leads the team of researchers with upmost dedication and diligence and has a hands-on understanding and awareness of EU Business News, what the brand’s aims are and the value it brings to its clients and award winners.

Jane Henderson - Director
Jane is one of the founding members of AI Global Media and one of three directors driving the business today. Jane is committed to ensuring that each of our EU Business News’ Awards winners not only has a great experience but also gain maximum value for their award win.