BUSINESS & FINANCE AWARDS

The Business & Finance Awards have been recognising excellence in Irish business for over 40 years and is the longest running and most coveted business awards programme in Ireland. This prestigious awards programme has celebrated the outstanding achievements of individuals such as JP McManus, Neville Isdell, Michael Smurfit, Tony Ryan, Dermot Desmond, Liam O’ Mahony, Willie Walsh, Philip Lynch, Peter Sutherland, T.K. Whitaker and Denis O’ Brien as recipients of the Business Person of the Year Award.

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PRE-AWARDS TRAILER 2017

Promotional video created for the Business & Finance Irish Business Awards 2017. The video was used on the homepage of their website, across all social media platforms and in email direct marketing campaigns.

TK WHITAKER AWARD

Video played during the presentation of the final award at the Business & Finance Irish Business Awards 2017 on December 14th at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Kenny proclaimed, “It’s a great privilege to be the honouree in respect of this particular award, which is called after a truly extraordinary Irishman, TK Whitaker.” 

PRE-AWARDS TRAILER 2018

Promotional video created for the Business & Finance Irish Business Awards 2018. The video was used on the homepage of their website, across all social media platforms and in email direct marketing campaigns.

SOCIAL TEASER

Content shared on social media across the Business & Finance's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube to promote the upcoming awards.

Event Introduction 2018

This video was played to open the Business & Finance Awards 2018. The video showcases some of the key players in Irish business over the course of the awards history.


Honourees include Mary Robinson, Bill Clinton, Enda Kenny, and Michael D. Higgins.

Irish Rugby Head Coach, Joe Schmidt, received the Outstanding Contribution to Brand Ireland Award for the successes of the Irish Rugby team under his tenure. He has led the team to two Six Nations championships, been named the Best Coach in the World and seen the team ranked number one in the world following a nail-biting win against the All Blacks in November.

Former President Mary McAleese received the TK Whitaker Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Life, which was presented to her by Tánaiste Simon Coveney. In her speech, Mrs McAleese focused on Brexit, and its implications on the Good Friday agreement.

As a mark of respect and tribute to a great Irish business leader we lost this year, Peter Sutherland, Business & Finance, with the support of the Sutherland family, have created the inaugural Sutherland Leadership Award. The first honouree to receive the award is former President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Portugal, who spoke eloquently on themes that were close to Peter Sutherland’s heart – being a global citizen.