Business & Finance Awards

Primark, Sky Ireland and Bank of Ireland among those shortlisted for Business & Finance Awards 2023 

By Business & Finance
07 November 2023
Pictured: 2022 Business & Finance Awards, Convention Centre, Dublin

The shortlist for the 49th Business & Finance Awards, in association with KPMG, has been announced. The annual awards gala is taking place on December 8th in the Convention Centre, Dublin. 

The shortlist for the Business & Finance Awards in association with KPMG has been announced. Taking place on the 8th of December in the Convention Center, Dublin, the awards will see over 1,000 business, political and social leaders as well as representatives from the international arts community attend the prestigious ceremony. The annual awards ceremony aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements across six highly coveted awards.

First established in 1974, the Business & Finance Awards have served as the leading business awards programme in Ireland. Celebrating some of the world’s most influential leaders and changemakers, the awards programme has always strived to showcase the highest level of achievement and professionalism in Irish business. Past honourees of the Business & Finance Awards include former United States President Bill Clinton, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof, and many more.

Some of those shortlisted include: 

    • PfizerFDI of the Year
    • Liberty InsuranceEnvironmental, Social Governance Award 
    • Arthur CoxDiversity Equality and Inclusion Award
    • TransferMate Global Payments Company of the Year Award 
    • J.P. MorganFDI of the Year 
    • Energia GroupEnvironmental, Social Governance Award
    • Integrity 360 – Elevation Award 

See here for full shortlist.

Congratulating those shortlisted for the 2023 Business & Finance Awards, Managing Partner of KPMG, Seamus Hand said:
Congratulations to all of the finalists of the 2023 Business & Finance Awards! Recognition and celebration of success is important now more than ever as companies need to demonstrate capability and agility in adapting to new challenges, changing work environments, increased regulation and a fast-moving digital landscape.

“These awards do just that by showcasing the best of Irish businesses and their achievements throughout 2023. At KPMG, we are really proud of our longstanding association with the Business & Finance Awards and look forward to celebrating with all the finalists on 8th December.”

Also commenting on the announcement on the shortlist, President and Publisher of Business & Finance Magazine, Ian Hyland said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce this year’s outstanding group finalists for the 49th Business & Finance Awards. We strive to celebrate the highest degree of excellence in the Irish business world and look forward to welcoming everyone this December. I wish all of the finalists the very best of luck as we begin our rigorous judging process.”

Special Honourees

President of Carnegie Corporation and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the University of St. Andrews, Dame Louise Richardson, will be honoured with an Outstanding Leadership Award at the 2023 Business & Finance Awards this December in association with KPMG.

Catalyst Media has also announced that Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne will accept the 2023 TK Whitaker Award. The award recognises his unique contribution to public life during an illustrious career spanning almost five decades.

The TK Whitaker Award was established in 2016 to mark the 100th birthday of Dr. Thomas Kenneth (TK) Whitaker, the economist and civil servant credited with playing a pivotal role in Ireland’s economic development. It recognises Irish and international political and social leaders who have made a unique contribution to public life. President Michael D. Higgins became the first recipient in December 2016, followed by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in 2017, and former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese in 2018.

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. The Business & Finance Awards is Ireland’s premier business Leadership awards programme with former honourees including former President Clinton, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, 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, John & Pat Hume and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy among others.

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