Business & Finance Awards

Launch of Business & Finance Awards 2023, in association with KPMG

By Business & Finance
16 February 2023

The Business & Finance Awards, in association with KPMG, will take place on 8 December 2023 at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Gala Awards Ceremony December 2022

In 2022 we were honoured to present the Sutherland Leadership Award, on behalf of the European Union, to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. 

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was honoured with the TK Whitaker Award for his outstanding public services and leadership. He addressed the 1000 guests via video link from Kyiv. Ukraine Ambassador to Ireland, Gerasko Larysa accepted the award on behalf of the President.

Champion jockey Rachael Blackmore was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Brand Ireland award at the 2022 Business & Finance Awards, in association with KPMG. Business & Finance President & Publisher, Ian Hyland said: “Rachael has been an incredible Ambassador for Ireland internationally through her outstanding achievements as a Jockey and Sportsperson, reinforcing Brand Ireland worldwide. 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.”

See here for images of the Business & Finance Awards, December 2022

We look forward to sharing the 49th Business & Finance Irish Business Awards with you on the 7 December 2023, and delivering yet another first class programme on the night. 

Business & Finance Awards MBA Scholarship

The Awards Programme continues  its partnership with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School to offer a full MBA Scholarship to join the full-time MBA, Executive MBA or the Modular Executive MBA in August 2023.

Through this partnership, the Business & Finance Awards Programme aims to champion the leaders of tomorrow by supporting their journey through the MBA experience.

The Business & Finance Awards and UCD Michael Smurfit MBA Scholarship will be awarded to a high-calibre applicant who will represent the world’s next generation of business leaders. The scholarship is open to professionals. This unparalleled scholarship will provide the student with a unique experience that encompasses opportunities to engage and network with senior business leaders, receive mentoring outside the classroom, which will bridge the gap between academia and the business world.

To apply or find out more click here.

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 honorees 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.

Partnership enquiries

We would be delighted to discuss opportunities with you,. To align your brand with the Business & Finance Irish Business Awards Programme, please contact for more information. 

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Business & Finance Awards 2022