Monthly business awards launched by ‘Irish Times’

Business Person of the Year to be announced at annual gala

At the launch of the Irish Times Business Person of the Month award in association with KPMG were: ‘Irish Times’ business editor Ciarán Hancock; Shaun Murphy, managing partner, KPMG in Ireland, ‘Irish Times’ managing director Liam Kavanagh; and Michele Connolly, partner and head of corporate finance, KPMG in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At the launch of the Irish Times Business Person of the Month award in association with KPMG were: ‘Irish Times’ business editor Ciarán Hancock; Shaun Murphy, managing partner, KPMG in Ireland, ‘Irish Times’ managing director Liam Kavanagh; and Michele Connolly, partner and head of corporate finance, KPMG in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

 

A new monthly award to mark excellence and outstanding achievement among Irish business leaders has been launched by The Irish Times.

The inaugural Irish Times Business Person of the Month Award, in association with KPMG, will start next month with the announcement of the June winner.

The awards will be open to Irish business leaders both at home and abroad, as well as international executives leading major companies in Ireland.

Welcoming the initiative, Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times, said the awards would recognise Irish and international business leaders who are building and growing dynamic businesses.

Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG in Ireland said: “We’re delighted to partner with The Irish Times in this awards programme. These awards will highlight achievement in leadership, teamwork and business performance. I have no doubt that the recipients will act as role models for Irish enterprise.”

Each month a monthly winner will be selected by The Irish Times’ s team of business journalists, led by business editor Ciarán Hancock.

The awards will culminate in an annual gala awards night where the Business Person of the Year will be chosen by an independent panel of judges.