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Business & Finance Awards: Partners announced for 2022

By Business & Finance
16 November 2022
Photographed ( L–R): Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec, Ian Hyland, President & Publisher Business & Finance Media Group, Gerardine Doyle, Director, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Seamus Hand, Managing Partner, KPMG, Imelda Hurley, CEO, Coillte, Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland.

Business & Finance has announced the partners for the Business & Finance Awards 2022 in association with KPMG. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 1st at the Convention Centre Dublin.

In December, the Business & Finance Awards, in association with KPMG, will recognise the European Union with the Sutherland Leadership Award in recognition of the EU’s Outstanding Contribution to Ireland on the fiftieth anniversary since Ireland’s accession to membership of the EU. 

“KPMG are proud to be involved in this year’s Business & Finance Awards Programme which celebrates Ireland’s business community. These awards recognise the best in Irish businesses as they continue to innovate and adapt in an ever-evolving economic landscape and celebrate their successes,” said Séamus Hand, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland.

The 2022 Business & Finance Awards Programme has announced its Partners for the Awards. They are KPMG, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Ibec, Coillte, Indeed, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Sia Partners, Aviva, I-RES, Smurfit Kappa Group, Arachas, Onclusive, Salesforce & Sky Ireland.  

Ian Hyland, President & Publisher of Business & Finance, spoke about the significance of the Business & Finance Awards Programme.

“Irish business leaders and their teams continue to set the highest standards of excellence on the Global stage. We are delighted to continue our legacy of recognising their achievements through the Business & Finance Awards Programme, along with our respected Partners.”

“Over nearly five decades, the Business & Finance Awards has championed and recognised some of the most outstanding business, political and social leaders of our time and this year will provide a particularly special occasion recognising the highest calibre in business in addition to marking a most important milestone for both Ireland and the European Union thus continuing a unique legacy of recognition.”


The six categories across the programme include: The 2022 Company of the Year; Business Person of the Year; Elevation Award in association with Enterprise Ireland; FDI of the Year and the Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award. The DE&I Award is now in its fourth year.

2021 also saw the introduction of a new award, the Environmental & Social Governance award. This year’s Business & Finance awards will take place on December 1st at the Convention Centre, Dublin.

To complete a very special occasion International Champion Jockey Rachael Balckmore will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Brand Ireland Award.

Business & Finance Awards

Business & Finance was launched in 1964 as Ireland’s first business periodical with the Business & Finance Awards programme established a decade later in 1974. The Business & Finance Awards is Ireland’s premier business awards programme and includes among its previous honourees outstanding leaders of our time across business, politics and wider society. Previous honourees include former US President William Jefferson Clinton, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, Former President Mary McAleese, President Michael D. Higgins, former ECB President and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator George Mitchell, Former President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and Sir Bob Geldof, among others.

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