2023 Awards

We are delighted to announce that nominations for this year’s Business & Finance Awards are now open

Deadline: September 30th 2023

After the last few exceptional years our judges are looking for companies who have not only survived but thrived through new societal contexts. Agility and innovation are at their core and successful nominees will have shown their ability to adapt, lead their team through times of change and expand their business internationally.

Companies eligible for this award are Irish businesses who,  along with having a significant impact in Ireland, operate with an international focus and have annual revenue exceeding €250 million.

The Business Person of the Year Award, in association with KPMG, recognises an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding level of achievement across his/her/their career over the past year. Please see below the criteria that are being used for this year’s Business Person of the Year Award.

The FDI Company of the Year in association with IDA Ireland is awarded to an international company with significant investments in Ireland, while also having an impact on Irish life both economically and socially. All companies who are shortlisted for Business & Finance  FDI Company of the month are automatically considered for this Award. The nomination process is  open to all FDI companies operating in Ireland.

Companies eligible for this award are Irish-businesses operating with an international focus along with having a significant impact in Ireland and an annual revenue ceiling of €250 million.

  • The 2022 Business & Finance Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award will recognise a company that is at the forefront of improving the lives of their employees while also enhancing the civic environment in which they operate.
  • The Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award will be awarded to a company that can demonstrate a holistic and long-term commitment to Diversity, Equality & Inclusion (DE&I) within its culture. The company must be able to highlight its DE&I strategy and how it has positively impacted on its business. Judges will be looking at aspects such as the leadership’s commitment to diversity (e.g. appointing a Chief Diversity / Equality Officer), representation of diversity at all levels of the organisation, equal access to opportunity, fair treatment practices, diversity education and training, etc.


This Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) category will recognise companies making exceptional contributions across ESG in having a clear strategy across environmental, social and governance indicators. The ESG Award seeks to highlight that ESG is now a core component of business strategy and we will recognise companies who have shown a track record in designing and implementing a coordinated ESG strategy.

Please fill in the form below and our awards team will send you this year’s entry criteria.

For more information please contact Zoe Metro