The Irish Times launches third annual business awards

Business Person of the Year and other category winners to be announced at May event

Seamus Hand, managing partner of KPMG; Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times; and Breege O’Donoghue, who last year won the Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business award. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Seamus Hand, managing partner of KPMG; Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times; and Breege O’Donoghue, who last year won the Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business award. Photograph: Conor McCabe

 

The Irish Times Business awards 2020 will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, in the Mansion House, Dublin. This year will mark the third year of the Business Awards in association with KPMG.

A Business Person of the Year will be announced along with five other category winners – Company of the Year, Local Enterprise of the Year, Chief Financial Officer of the Year, Deal of the Year, and Distinguished Leader in Business.

Last year’s Business Person of the Year Award was won by Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Other award winners on the night were Dalata as Company of the Year, Ken Bowles of Smurfit Kappa as Chief Financial Officer of the Year, Coillte for Deal of the Year, Strong Roots as Local Enterprise of the Year and Breege O’Donoghue as Distinguished Leader in Business.

The winner of the 2020 Business Person of the Year Award will be chosen from the monthly Business Person of the Month winners.

The candidates chosen thus far are: Ornua’s Róisín Hennerty; Donal Murphy of DCC; Kevin Lagan of FastHouse; Uniphar’s Ger Rabbette; Brian O’Sullivan of Fulfil Nutrition; Dalata’s Pat McCann; Joanna Murphy of Taxback.com; Noel and Valerie Moran of Prepaid Financial Services; Mergron’s Pat Byrne; and Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby from Pointy.