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Irish Chamber

Awards 2018


Be recognised as a winner.

Inspire your community.

Support the positive stories of Irish Australian Business.


The aim of the Awards is to celebrate innovation and best practice in the Irish Australian business community through the assessment across six judged categories of businesses and professionals, who have nominated.  A seventh people’s choice category will give you the opportunity to vote online for your favourite finalist.


The Awards provide a platform for Irish Australian professionals and those who do business with them, to share, to inspire and to recognise their many achievements.

We are very excited to announce that nominations for the 2018 Irish Australian Business Awards are now open through to 31st July 2018.  (Refer also to "Key Dates" below.)

It takes two minutes to nominate and nominees will have to the end of August to pull together their submission, with the full support from the Chamber team throughout the process and as a finalist in the "People's Choice" category.  The six award categories and criteria are listed on the table below.  So, it's as simple as a click, on either of the buttons below, to nominate yourself or someone else and be one of our 2018 inspirational stories!

Be inspired, watch our 2017 National Final footage below and view all the positive inspirational stories from those finalists and winners via the "People's Choice" video links here.





Key Dates:

April – Nominations/Submissions Open

31st July – Nominations Close

31st August – Submissions Close

September – Judging

12th October – National Gala Final (winners announced)


Categories are:

Category Criteria
Startup Less than 3 years in operation based on FYE18. Judges will be interested to hear about your motivations for starting the business and how you have grown and developed the business through the start-up phase.
SME of the Year This category is for small businesses in any sector and at any level of turnover that have been operating their business for more than 3 years.
Established Business This category is for businesses over five years old with a turnover greater than $10 million in any sector.
Young Entrepreneur Under 40 at FYE18 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Must be a shareholder/director actively involved in the business.
Young Professional Under 40 at FYE18 and can be based anywhere in Australia. Not a shareholder/director and must have their nomination endorsed by a senior member of their organisation.
International Trader Trades between Ireland & Australia – import/export/both. The award winner here must demonstrate an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.
People's Choice Award Open class, National finalists, voted on via the website, promoted during events and via social and traditional media.