Entries Open for the Guaranteed Irish Awards 2023 Supported by Viatel


Viatel is proud to support the Guaranteed Irish Awards 2023 celebrating the best of locally based businesses and recognising their commitment to local jobs, local communities and the local economy. Viatel sponsors the technology awards with categories for indigenous businesses, open to homegrown technology companies, and multinational operations, open to multinational technology companies with a base in Ireland.

Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, said: “Guaranteed Irish has been supporting businesses in Ireland for almost 50 years and is recognised as the national symbol for trust in business and provenance. It’s important to celebrate the best of homegrown businesses as well as firms that have chosen to operate locally here in Ireland. Through the Guaranteed Irish licensed symbol, consumers identify businesses that build local supply chains, support local jobs, and embrace sustainable business practices.

Our inaugural Awards were a tremendous success, and so we look forward to celebrating the incredible contribution Guaranteed Irish businesses make to Ireland and international markets, with the continued support of proud title sponsors of the Awards Permanent TSB for a second consecutive year.

Entries to the Guaranteed Irish Business Awards 2023, proudly supported by Permanent TSB, are now open and categories include Food & Beverage, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & MedTech, Professional Services, E-Commerce, Retail, Tourism & Hospitality, Beauty & Fashion, Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing and Craft, Home & Gifting. Achievement Awards will also be presented to Guaranteed Irish Business of the Year, Guaranteed Irish Person of the Year and Guaranteed Irish ‘One to Watch.’ Winners will be announced at an awards luncheon, MCed by popular business broadcaster Anton Savage, in The Shelbourne Hotel on Tuesday 14th March 2023.


Patrick Farrell, Director of Retail Banking at Permanent TSB said: “Over the last two years, businesses across Ireland have demonstrated great strength, adaptability, and resilience, with many having to reimagine their service offerings in order to meet the needs of their customers."


The Guaranteed Irish Business Awards, proudly supported by Permanent TSB, give us an opportunity to celebrate the very best of Irish business, while acknowledging all that they have achieved over the last year. We are delighted to be announcing the extension of our partnership with Guaranteed Irish today, and look forward to continuing to recognise the outstanding contribution of Irish business during the 2023 awards cycle.”


An independent judging panel of business leaders from various sectors will decide on the category finalists and overall winning businesses.


The Guaranteed Irish Business Awards, proudly supported by Permanent TSB, are now open for entries at www.guaranteedirish.ie/business-awards and all licensed Guaranteed Irish members are invited to apply. Awards category sponsors include SuperValu, Centra, Matheson, Etex Ireland, ESW, FBD Insurance, Viatel and Harvey Norman. Entries close on midnight Friday 14th October with finalists announced in early January 2023.

Visit www.guaranteedirish.ie today for a full list of category awards and entry requirements.

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed member of Guaranteed Irish, please contact membership@guaranteedirish.ie for information.


About Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish is a business membership network championing businesses based in Ireland since 1974. The Guaranteed Irish symbol is the national symbol of trust in business in Ireland. The official Guaranteed Irish licenced mark is awarded to businesses based in Ireland that support sustainable jobs, contribute to our local communities, and are committed to Irish provenance. Guaranteed Irish currently backs over 2,000 business members, employing 100,000 people across Ireland, generating an annual combined Irish turnover of €10bn.



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