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The Irish Times Business Awards

The Irish Times Business Awards

The Irish Times Business Awards

Irish Times Business Awards

Irish Times Business Awards

In association with KPMG

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD was guest of honour at the KPMG sponsored Irish Times Business Awards held in Dublin’s Mansion House. The gala awards ceremony, hosted by Sharon Ní Bheoláin of RTÉ, was a culmination of a year-long KPMG sponsored Business Person of the Month awards featured in The Irish Times.

Glanbia CEO Siobhán Talbot was named the Irish Times / KPMG Business Person of the Year, Construction materials giant CRH won the Company of the Year Award, Mark Bourke of AIB was named CFO of the Year and Irish sports technology company STATSports won Deal of the Year for its €1.14 billion deal with the US Soccer Federation. The final award on the night went to Mark FitzGerald, Chair and former CEO of Sherry FitzGerald, who was named Distinguished Leader in Business. 

Siobhán Talbot accepts her award for Irish Times and KPMG Business Person of the Year from Ciarán Hancock, Business Editor, The Irish Times, Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD

Siobhán Talbot accepts her award for Irish Times and KPMG Business Person of the Year from Ciarán Hancock, Business Editor, The Irish Times, Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD

Commenting on our support for the awards, KPMG’s Managing Partner, Shaun Murphy said; “One of the most satisfying and enjoyable elements of being an adviser to business in Ireland is seeing first-hand the issues which motivate Irish business leaders and drive them to succeed across a range of companies and sectors. Ireland has so many exceptional business people. These awards celebrate those exceptional people.” 

The awards were judged by a distinguished panel of business leaders chaired by Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft in Ireland. The shortlist for each of the awards categories featured a wide range of many of Irelands leading companies, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Business Person of the Year

Siobhán Talbot, CEO, Glanbia

Siobhán Talbot with Sharon Ní Bheoláin of RTÉ following her The Irish Times and KPMG Business Person of the Year award

Siobhán Talbot with Sharon Ní Bheoláin of RTÉ following her The Irish Times and KPMG Business Person of the Year award

Company of the Year

CRH

Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland presented the Company of the Year award to Mark Cahalane, Group Director, Corporate Affairs, CRH

Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland presented the Company of the Year award to Mark Cahalane, Group Director, Corporate Affairs, CRH

CFO of the Year

Mark Bourke, AIB

AIB’s Mark Bourke accepts his award from Cathriona Hallahan, judging panel Chair and Managing Director of Microsoft in Ireland

AIB’s Mark Bourke accepts his award from Cathriona Hallahan, judging panel Chair and Managing Director of Microsoft in Ireland

Deal of the Year

STATSports

STATSports collect Deal of the Year for a €1.14 billion deal with the US Soccer Federation. The award is presented by Ciarán Hancock, Business Editor, The Irish Times (left)

STATSports collect Deal of the Year for a €1.14 billion deal with the US Soccer Federation. The award is presented by Ciarán Hancock, Business Editor, The Irish Times (left)

Distinguished Leader in Business

Mark FitzGerald, Chair, Sherry FitzGerald 

Mark FitzGerald accepts his award for Distinguished Leader in Business from Liam Kavanagh, Managing Director, The Irish Times

Mark FitzGerald accepts his award for Distinguished Leader in Business from Liam Kavanagh, Managing Director, The Irish Times

Reflecting on the finalists and the highly competitive nature of the awards Shaun Murphy said "At KPMG, we are privileged to work with so many of these businesses, helping them realise their ambitions - typically through winning combinations of innovation, technology and their deep determination to succeed."