Last call for Longford businesses to enter Family Business Awards

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Last call for Longford businesses to enter Family Business Awards

Last call for Longford businesses to enter Family Business Awards

IRELAND- With just two months to go until the inaugural event, it’s the last call for businesses across Ireland to enter this year’s Energia Family Business Awards. Energia are calling on businesses both old and new across Longford to get involved. Entry to the awards is free of charge, and the deadline for entries is 31 March 2019. The first ever Energia Family Business Awards will be held on 24 May 2019 in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.

 

A recent study from Deloitte conducted on family businesses across 52 countries worldwide, found Irish family businesses tend to be more agile than their peers, and that they are also more likely to perceive themselves as innovative.

 

In addition to this, 2019 research from PWC shows 70% of Irish family businesses grew within 2018 highlighting family business as an integral and vital component to the Irish market. Usually Irish family businesses are small and micro sized operations spanning over Longford.

 

Launched by renowned business commentator and MC for the Energia Family Business Awards Matt Cooper, the event is Ireland's first of its kind, to celebrate generations of Irish family businesses. The awards will recognize businesses of all shapes and sizes across Longford, and all of Ireland.

 

Applications for the Energia Family Business Awards are now being accepted via the awards website.

 

Categories include:

Energia Sustainable Family Business of the Year (Sponsored by Energia)
Food and Drink Producer of the Year (Sponsored by Baker Tilly)
International Family Business of the Year (Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)
Manufacturing / Engineering Family Business of the Year (sponsored by Intertrade Ireland)
Tech Family Business of the Year
Professional and Business Services Family Business
Property and Construction Family Business of the Year
Family Business CSR Award
The Energia Family Business Awards will celebrate the hard work carried out by family businesses across Longford and all Ireland. It will also highlight family run companies and acknowledge their efforts to reshape the business landscape. Judges include JJ O'Connell, National Director and Co-Chair of Family Business Ireland, Mark Christal, Manager of the Regions and Entrepreneurship division Enterprise Ireland and Glyn Roberts, CEO of Retail NI among others.

 

Speaking about the need for businesses across Longford to get involved, Energia Family Business Awards Event Director Katherine O'Riordan said:

“We encourage generational businesses from all across Longford to enter this years prestigious awards. We would like to acknowledge and highlight the amount of family businesses that continue to operate in Ireland, in trying times. This is the first year the awards have been held and I would encourage businesses old and new to show us all they have achieved.”