Business Person of the Year to be announced in May

Inaugural Awards will honour outstanding achievements in business at home and abroad

It has been confirmed that the inaugural Irish Times Business Awards will take place at the Mansion House in Dublin on May 9th.

The highlight of the night will be the announcement of The Irish Times Business Person of the Year 2018. The winner will be drawn from the winners of the Irish Times Business Person of the Month Awards which were launched last May.

The Awards, which are being run in association with KPMG, are open to Irish business leaders both at home and abroad, as well as international executives leading major companies in Ireland.

Amongst the awards being presented are;

  • The Irish Times Business Person of the Year 2018 Award
  • The Top 1,000 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Company of the Year 2018
  • Chief Financial Officer of the Year 2018
  • Deal of the Year 2018

Liam Kavanagh, Managing Director of The Irish Times said, there had been a hugely positive response to the Awards from the business community.

To date we’ve had eight winners of the Business Person of the Month Awards and the calibre and diversity of the winners together with their record of achievement has been outstanding. Their successes provide further evidence of an economy in strong recovery mode. The Awards night promises to be a memorable evening and it will be very interesting to see whom our independent panel of judges will choose as the first ever winner of The Irish Times Business Person of the Year Award.”

Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG, said the Awards were promoting great examples of Irish enterprise and would encourage others to build, grow and transform their businesses.

It has been fascinating to study the drivers of success in the winners. Their geographical spread, the wide range of sectors they are involved in, the innovation, drive and determination which they have displayed – all these factors will contribute to what I’m sure will culminate in an exceptional awards event in May.”

As with the monthly award winner the overall winner of the Business Person of the Year Award will be selected by The Irish Times’ team of business journalists, led by Business Editor Ciarán Hancock.

For more information on the Awards click here.

Article Published: 06/02/2018