• Business Excellence & CSR Awards


    It's time to honour, recognise and reward the success of the business community in the Fingal Dublin region.

    The awards appeal to business people who feel that they are working smarter than their competitors and want to create a business edge by promoting excellence in the quality of their products, services and customer experience. Winning one of these awards raises a person or company’s profile, enhances their reputation and helps in attracting new business.

    We wish to thank our sponsors, particularly the main sponsor, Fingal County Council, for their support and commitment to making these Awards a very special and prestigious event. 

    We would encourage you to enter your organisation in the appropriate categories and join us at the Gala Awards Presentation Night in November.

    Enter online now at https://fingalbizawards.awardsplatform.com

  • Who Can Enter

    This year there are 24 awards across four sections, and entries are free and open to all businesses and organisations who operate in the Fingal Dublin region. All finalists receive valuable feedback on their submission from the panel of expert independent judges. Finalists in the Customer Experience Awards section receive access to their detailed mystery shop results.

    Entrants may nominate themselves and their own business, or, nominate their boss, employees, colleagues or another business/organisation.

  • How to Enter

    This year sees the introduction of a new awards software, AwardForce, to manage the entries and judging process, and enable entrants to:

    • Save their applications for later
    • Add multiple attachments to their entry
    • Save or print their applications
    • Receive an automatic submission confirmation email
    • Access to the portal post-event to view judges feedback on the entry

    Enter online now at https://fingalbizawards.awardsplatform.com

  • Assessment of Entries

    Insight6, the customer experience specialists, will carry out the measurement and adjudication of the Fingal Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2019 on behalf of Fingal Dublin Chamber. A number of key performance indicators have been created for each award and these will be measured using a combination of mystery shopping visits, mystery phone calls and judging panels of independent experts.

    A shortlist of finalists for each award will be selected to go forward to the finals at the Gala Awards Presentation Evening. All shortlisted finalists must attend the event to be eligible to win an Award. Finalists will receive a feedback report from the judges.

  • Award Categories 2019

    * New Award  /  ** Reclassified Award

    The People Awards

    • Business Person of the Year 
    • Young Business Person of the Year
    • Team of the Year *
    • Employee of the Year

    Business Excellence Awards

    • Large/Corporate Business of the Year
    • Small/Medium Enterprise of the Year
    • Start-Up/New Business of the Year
    • Public Service Organisation of the Year
    • Not for Profit Organisation of the Year
    • Best in International Trade
    • Best Innovation in Business
    • Best Marketing Campaign
    • Best in Training/Upskilling *

    Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    • Best Community Involvement (Large/Corporate Business) **
    • Best Community Involvement (Small/Medium Enterprise) **
    • Best Environmental Practices *
    • Best Workplace **

    Customer Experience Awards

    • Best Professional Service **
    • Best in Leisure/Tourism **
    • Best Place to Stay *
    • Best Place to Eat
    • Best Pub
    • Best Tea/Coffee Shop
    • Best Retail Outlet **

    Enter online now at https://fingalbizawards.awardsplatform.com

  • Important Dates

    Open for Applications 

    23 August

    Closing Date for Applications

    27 September

    Gala Awards Evening Tickets on Sale    

    7 October

    Shortlisted Finalists Announced

    9 October

    Researcher Visits to CX Finalists 

    10 October - 1 November    

    Gala Awards Presentation Evening

    15 November

    Access to Results Portal

    20 November


  • Terms and Conditions

    • Closing date of entries: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 5:00pm.
    • The schedule dates are subject to change.
    • Applications must be submitted via the online Awards system. Please note that additional pages and supporting documents may also be uploaded.
    • Each entrant can enter up to seven categories. 
    • Entries to an award which are deemed to be misaligned may be moved to a more appropriate category.
    • Once an entrant is announced as a shortlisted finalist, they cannot withdraw from the competition.
    • Shortlisted finalists must be present at the Gala Awards Presentation Evening in order to be eligible to receive an Award.
    • The judges’ decision will be final. 


  • Award Winners 2018

    The People Awards

    Business Person of the Year - sponsored by the Dublin Airport Authority (daa)

    • Stephen Malone, Malone Group

    Young Business Person of the Year - sponsored by the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

    • Seamus Tighe, Everest Granola

    Employee of the Year - sponsored by Blanchardstown Centre

    • Daniel Power, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport
  • The Business Excellence Awards

    Best Export - sponsored by Malone Group

    • Keogh's Crisps​

    Best Large/Corporate Business - sponsored by McInerney Saunders

    • Dublin Airport

    Best Small/Medium Business - sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office, Fingal

    • Keogh's Crisps 

    Best Start Up/New Business - sponsored by The LINC @ IT Blanchardstown

    • Kianda Technologies

    Best Public Service - sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

    • Fingal Citizens Information Service

    Best Not for Profit Organisation - sponsored by the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

    • Prosper Fingal

    Best Innovation in Business - sponsored by AIB Bank

    • Ballymaguire Foods

    Best Marketing - sponsored by VHI Healthcare

    • Java Republic
  • The Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    Best Development in People - sponsored by Keelings

    • Alexion

    Best Large/Corporate Business Workplace - sponsored by Bank of Ireland

    • Country Crest

    Best Small/Medium Business Workplace - sponsored by Paypal

    • Keogh's Crisps

    CSR Award - Best Local Community Involvement - sponsored by Country Crest

    • Fujitsu
  • The Customer Experience Excellence Awards

    Best Pub - sponsored by the Fingal Independent

    • Fowlers

    Best Tea/Coffee Shop - sponsored by Java Republic

    • The Tartan Larder

    Best Place to Eat - sponsored by Ulster Bank

    • Indie Spice Grill

    Best in the Tourism & Hospitality Sector - sponsored by Aer Lingus

    • Castleknock Hotel

    Best in the Services Sector - sponsored by the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

    • Swords Orthodontics

    Best Retail (Single-Site) - sponsored by One4all

    • Kilkenny Shop

    Best Retail (Multi-Site) - sponsored by Swords Pavilions

    • Pandora Swords

    Best Presented Business Premises - sponsored by Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

    • Gourmet Food Parlour Skerries


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