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  • Fingal Business Awards

    Now in their 18th year, the coveted awards celebrate the best of Fingal business across all business sectors, private, public and charity.

    The awards appeal to 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.

    Research and feedback from previous winners signify that entering the awards can result in huge benefits by raising a person or company’s profile, enhancing their reputation and helping to attract new business.

    Entry is free and open to all businesses and organisations, both small and large, who do business in Fingal. Entrants can nominate themselves, their own business, their boss, employees, or another business or organisation.

    The Fingal business community is invited to review the awards listed and select the awards that best define their organisation’s unique qualities and submit their entry.

    With an online entry system, applicants can now begin working on their entries and save them to complete later.

    To go directly to the entry system visit https://fingalbizawards.awardsplatform.com

  • Award Categories

    There are twenty-five award categories this year in four sections: The People Awards, The Business Excellence Awards, The Customer Experience Awards and The Sustainable Business Impact Awards.


    The People Section:


  • The Business Excellence Section:


  • The Sustainable Business Impact Section:


  • The Customer Experience Section:

    • Best Hotel - sponsored by Aer Lingus
    • Best Leisure/Tourism Service - sponsored by the Carlton Hotel
    • Best Pub
    • Best Restaurant - sponsored by AIB
    • Best Cafe - sponsored by Java Republic
    • Best Retail Outlet - sponsored by One4all
    • Best Professional Service - sponsored by Crowne Plaza


  • Who Can Enter

    This year there are 25 awards across four sections, and entries are free and open to all businesses and organisations that operate in the Fingal region. All finalists receive valuable feedback on their submissions from the panel of expert independent judges. Finalists in the Customer Experience 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

    A special awards software system, AwardForce, is being used 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 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 on behalf of Fingal 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 finalists will receive valuable feedback on their submissions from the panel of expert independent judges, while finalists in the Customer Experience Awards section will receive access to their detailed mystery shop results. 


  • Gala Awards Presentation Evening

    Winners of the 2022 Fingal Business Awards will be announced at the prestigious black-tie Gala Awards Presentation Evening on Friday, the 18th of November in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport. The event, sponsored by Fingal County Council, and hosted by RTÉ’s Marty Whelan, starts with a Drinks Reception at 6:30pm followed by Dinner and the Presentation of Awards at 7:00pm, and a band on stage to close out the night.

    Tickets for this event must be booked in advance. Tables of twelve can also be booked to invite clients or colleagues along for what is always a special night of celebration for the business community.

    Tickets can only be booked through the Fingal Chamber website on the Gala Awards Presentation Evening event page.


  • Key Dates

    Awards Launch & Open for Applications 

    31 August

    Closing Date for Applications             

    7 October            

    Shortlisted Finalists Announced & Tickets on Sale     

    14 October

    Researcher Visits to CX Finalists 

    15 October - 9 November      

    Gala Awards Presentation Evening

    18 November

    Access to Results Portal

    25 November


  • Terms and Conditions

    • Closing date of entries: Friday, 7 October 2022 at 5:00pm.
    • The scheduled dates are subject to change.
    • Applications must be submitted via the online Awards system, additional pages and supporting documents may also be uploaded.
    • Each entrant can enter up to eight award 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.
    • The judges’ decision will be final. 
    • Shortlisted finalists must be present at the Gala Awards Presentation Evening in order to be eligible to receive an Award.