Welcome to the All-Ireland Business Foundation's
Annual Awards 2019

On Thursday May 2nd 2019, the 5th All-Ireland Business Summit at Croke Park will play host to the finals for the All-Ireland Business Awards 2019. Divided into 17 categories, ranging from Innovative Business, International Business to CEO of the Year, the annual awards are highly sought after by contestants as the ultimate indication of their business prowess.

All finalists are Business All-Star title holders and have been proven through a rigorous judging process, to be on merit, worthy recipients of the accolade.

May the Best Win!

A message from Dr Briga Hynes, Chairperson of
the Adjudication Panel

"Our aim is to recognise outstanding businesses leaders and organisations that have inspired us all with their resilience, ambitious vision, customer satisfaction and their ability to find new solutions and ways of working. I know this year will be no exception and I can’t wait to meet and celebrate with our entrants."

- Dr Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

A message from Dr Briga Hynes, Chairperson of
the Adjudication Panel

"Our aim is to recognise outstanding businesses leaders and organisations that have inspired us all with their resilience, ambitious vision, customer satisfaction and their ability to find new solutions and ways of working. I know this year will be no exception and I can’t wait to meet and celebrate with our entrants."

- Dr Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Judging and Score Card

Using your existing scorecard the judges has allocated a category to each applicant. Applicants are shortlisted among the 21 categories. In keeping with the spirit of Croke Park and the competition, the awards final round of judging will take place on the day of the 5th All-Ireland Business Summit on Thursday, May 2nd.

Each finalist will be interviewed by an independent panel of experts chaired by Dr. Briga Hynes (Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick) & Deputy Chair, Kieran Ring, CEO-Global Institute of Logistics.

The finalists score from their Business All-Star Accreditation audit will be combined with the final score from the live judging and will be relied upon by the judges in coming to their final decision. The results of category winners and the 2019 overall winner of Brian McEniff Enterprise Cup will be announced at an exclusive supper beginning at 5.30pm on May 2nd.

Competition: Category Final Your Category: The judging panel have reviewed your scoring to date and have assigned to you your final category. Competing in this category gives you the best possible chance of succeeding, the judges have made their decision based on your score to date and the competitive environment in this group. Best practice for Live Judging / Putting your best foot forward Here are the key points regarding your Judge, location and timing: The Live Judging will take place in the Virgin Media Business Lounge Live judging commences at 9:30 am Please arrive between 9:30 and 10:30am, 10:30 &11:30am, 11:30 and 12:30pm You will meet with one Judge who will not have voted on your case for business All-Star. Each session is 15 minutes max. Judging concludes at 12:30 pm. Judges will retire to consult over lunch, followed by a session to decide category and overall winner(s) From 5pm, category and overall winners will be announced at our gala supper.

The All-Ireland Business Award Categories Comprise:

Your Category: The judging panel have reviewed your scoring to date and have assigned to you your final category from below list. Competing in this category gives you the best possible chance of succeeding, the judges have made their decision based on your score to date and the competitive environment in this group.

Enterprise Awards 2019

Be recognised as All-Ireland Business of the Year and gain the recognition and credibility to unlock new opportunities.

  • Enterprise of the year 2019 [Emerging, Small, Medium, Large, Global MNC]

  • Manufacturing Business 2019

  • Customer Focused Business 2019

  • Ecommerce Business 2019

  • Education 2019

  • Agri Business 2019

  • Life Science 2019

  • High Street Retail 2019

  • Professional Services 2019

  • Community Focused 2019

  • Family Business 2019

  • Business Through Irish Language 2019

Venue & Program:

Registeration - 8.00am-9:00am | Hogan Suite, Croke Park. Live Judging - Take place between 9.00am-12.00pm at Virgin Media Business Connector Zone, Croke Park
Awards presentation - 5.30pm onwards followed by entertainment, supper and celebratory networking drinks
[Access by only VIP and All-Star Tickets Holder]

As a delegate, you will have the opportunity to witness the announcement of 2019 winners and hear a first-hand account of their journey through the national competition.
(Full agenda to be announced soon)

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2018 Winners