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The finalists for the 48th Business & Finance Awards, in association with KPMG, have been announced. This year’s awards ceremony will take place on December 1st in the Convention Centre Dublin.
The Business & Finance Awards celebrate the best in Irish business and this year’s awards will recognise leading business figures and companies across six awards. Categories for this year’s awards include Business Person of the Year in association with KPMG, Company of the Year in association with KPMG, the DE&I Award in association with Indeed, the ESG Award in association with Coillte, the FDI Award in association with IDA and the Elevation Award in association with Enterprise Ireland.
You can view the finalists at the end of this article.
“Congratulations to all the finalists, I look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday, 1 December,” said Séamus Hand, Managing Partner, KPMG Ireland.
“Throughout 2022, we have heard about many inspiring Irish success stories that have reimagined, reworked and reinvented their business models or innovated through new technologies.”
“I believe Irish businesses are entering a new era of excellence which will facilitate new ways of working, prioritise the ESG agenda and boost competitiveness. In turn, they will further enhance Ireland’s reputation as a leading location for innovation, entrepreneurship and to do business,” he added.
Rachael Blackmore will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Brand Ireland Award at this year’s awards ceremony.
“Rachael has been an incredible Ambassador for Ireland internationally through her outstanding achievements as a Jockey and Sportsperson, reinforcing Brand Ireland worldwide,” said Business & Finance President & Publisher Ian Hyland when announcing the award.
“We are very much looking forward to honouring Rachael with this very special recognition in the company of over 1000 international business, political and social leaders on December 1st in Dublin.”
The Sutherland Leadership Award will also recognise the EU’s contribution to Ireland. Since joining the EEC in 1972, Ireland has evolved to become a force in global business while social and economic circumstances have improved. The award will honour the EU for its profound effect on Irish life in its 50th year of EU membership.
The Business & Finance Awards
Business & Finance was launched in 1964 as Ireland’s first business magazine with the Awards programme established a decade later. 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.
This includes former United States President Bill Clinton, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, President Michael D. Higgins, former ECB President Mario Draghi, former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator George Mitchell, and Sir Bob Geldof, among others.
This year’s finalists:
Company of the Year Award Arachas Business Person of the Year Award Devan Hughes, buymie Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award Aviva ESG Award AIB Group plc Elevation Award Catapult FDI Award Abbott Tech
Imelda Hurley, Coillte
Lorna Conn, CPL
Conor McCarthy, Emerald Airlines
Phil Codd, Expleo
Michael Phelan, GridBeyond
Jim Joyce, HealthBeacon
Ronan Foley, Gallagher
Margaret Sweeney, I-RES
Michael Carvill, Kenmare Resources Plc
Bobby Healy, Manna
John Jordan, Ornua
Tina McKenzie, Staffline
John Goulding, Workvivo
Bord Gais Energy
Fisher Investments Ireland
Speed Fibre Group
Janssen Sciences Ireland
Speed Fibre Group
Eli Lilly and Company
Johnson & Johnson Vision
Company of the Year Award
Business Person of the Year Award
Devan Hughes, buymie
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award
AIB Group plc