50 Years – A Legacy of Excellence
Since its launch in September 1964 as Ireland’s first business magazine, Business & Finance has celebrated over 50 years delivering insightful news, comment and analysis to and about the Irish and international business community.
Today, Business & Finance Media Group operates a range of media activities in print, digital and events in Ireland, the UK, the US and Asia Pacific, servicing global Irish business networks and international investors in Ireland.
The Business and Finance Awards Programme was established in 1974. Over the past 50 years, it has become the longest-running and most coveted business awards programme in Ireland.
This prestigious awards programme has celebrated the outstanding achievements of some of the most outstanding business leaders of our time.
In 2018 Business & Finance announced the establishment of The Sutherland Leadership Award in recognition of the late Peter Sutherland, a truly outstanding business, political and social leader. The inaugural Sutherland Leadership Award recognised former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso. At the Business & Finance Awards in December 2018, former Chairman/CEO of Unilever and friend of Peter Sutherland, Niall FitzGerald, presented Mr Barroso with the special recognition in Mr Sutherland’s name.
The TK Whitaker Award was established in 2016 to mark the 100th birthday of Dr. Ken Whitaker. The Award recognises Irish and international political and social leaders who have made a unique contribution to public life with President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins being the first recipient in December 2016, followed by Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD receiving the award in 2017. Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese received the 2018 TK Whitaker Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Life as part of the 44th annual Business & Finance Awards.
William J. Clinton
The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH
Lord David Puttnam
President Michael D Higgins
Sir Bob Geldof
José Manuel Barroso
Niall FitzGerald KBE
Sir Anthony O’Reilly
Senator George Mitchell
Sir Terry Leahy
Loretta Brennan Glucksman