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Ireland has a proud tradition of family businesses that power the economy, encourage local buying, and boast an international reputation.

Across the island of Ireland, from SMEs to multinational businesses, the number of family-owned Irish businesses is a testament to the passion of those who run them, delivering quality products and amazing services.

The Energia Family Business Awards will celebrate the longevity and resilience of family-run businesses on the 15th of May 2020 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin. The theme of the event is “growing through generations” this year.

Now in its 2nd year, The Energia Family Business Awards boasts 18 categories, each of which recognises the outstanding achievements of family-owned businesses in Ireland throughout all sectors and industries.

The oldest official family business in Ireland and the world’s oldest candle company, Rathborne Candles, will be among this year’s entrants. The company, which has experienced centuries of challenges since it was first established in 1488, is a prime example of a business that has powered the economy, encouraged local buying and boosted Ireland’s international reputation. The Energia Family Business Awards celebrate the families, heritage, and success of some of Ireland’s most incredible long-running businesses.

Last year’s awards saw entries from over 200 family businesses, with 18 well-deserved companies being crowned as winners.


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From small businesses to fledgling corporations, from multinationals to your local corner shop; Energia wants to reward truly amazing Irish family businesses from across the island of Ireland. If you think your business fits the bill, check out the categories and apply today!

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Our esteemed judging panel have been sourced from all over Ireland, bringing decades of experience and expertise in business. Committed to shining a light on Ireland's family businesses, they're some of the best and brightest our island has to offer.

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