The inaugural Irish Times Business Awards in Association with KPMG took place at a gala event in the Mansion House in Dublin on Wednesday May 9, 2018. The awards acknowledge outstanding achievement among Irish businesses, and executives leading multinational companies in Ireland.
The awards span a number of categories including Deal of the Year, CFO, Company of the Year, Business Person of the Year (the overall winner from the 11 monthly winners) & Distinguished Leader in Business.
The winner of The Business Person of the Year will be selected from the recipients of the Irish Times Business Person of the Month award, which launched in May 2017 in association with KPMG.
Speaking at the awards launch, Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner of KPMG said; “These awards will help to highlight great success stories and role models in every sector of the economy. We hope that our investment in the awards helps promote great examples of Irish enterprise and encourages and motivates others to build, grow and transform their businesses.”
“Our inaugural Business Awards in May will bring together business leaders and senior figures from across Ireland to recognise excellence and achievement across a number of categories. It promises to be an exciting evening,” said Irish Times business editor Ciarán Hancock.
Commenting on the series of monthly winners already announced, Shaun Murphy said “It has been incredibly interesting to see the drivers of success in the winners. The geographical spread of the monthly winners, the wide range of sectors featured, the innovation, drive and determination of those involved – they all contribute to what I’m sure will culminate in an exceptional awards programme event in May.”