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Ireland France Business Awards 2024 Call for Applications

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Every year, the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce (FICC) and NetworkIrlande host the Ireland France
Business Awards, either in Paris or Dublin. This year the Awards will be held in Paris on Thursday 14th November 2024.

Best Irish Company in France

 

Best French Company in Ireland

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Key Dates 2024

Closing date for receipt of entries: Friday 13th September at 12 noon.

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony Yachts de Paris The River Seine, Paris 14th November 2024.

 

Awards

The Awards serve to acknowledge Irish and French companies who have made an exceptional contribution to the development of trade and investment between Ireland and France.

This year, the Awards will be held in Paris in the presence of H.E. Niall Burgess, Ambassador of Ireland to France and Honorary President of NetworkIrlande and H.E. Vincent Guérend, Ambassador of France to Ireland and Honorary President of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

We look forward to welcoming the winning companies and members of NetworkIrlande and the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce at the Awards ceremony and Gala dinner on board the Yachts de Paris on the river Seine, Paris on Thursday 14th November 2024.

 

 

 

Jury Panel 2024

Winners will be chosen by a Jury consisting of senior members of both the public and private sectors in Ireland and France and will be chaired by Eoin Scott, Company Secretary, FICC.

Members of the Jury include Brendan McDonald (VP Engineering & Green Economy, IDA), Gaultier Brand-Gazeau (Chef du Service Economique, Ambassade de France en Irlande), Monica MacLaverty (Manager Southern Europe, Tourism Ireland), Mathieu Gorge (President CCEF Irlande), Orla Noonan (President of the Board of Adevinta), Elodie Morin-Rager (Director, Business France Ireland), Mary Ryan (CEO CACI Ireland) and Patrick Torrekens (Manager, Enterprise Ireland France).

 

Entry Criteria

Best French Company in Ireland:

  • Demonstrate that the company applying is a registered French business headquartered, managed and with its main activity in France.
  • Demonstrate that the company applying has been doing business in both Ireland and France for at least two years and can demonstrate investment in Ireland.
  • Development of business activity in France and/or Ireland.
  • Demonstrate that the company is a high quality employer (working environment, employment benefits, HR management).
  • Demonstrate that the employment between Ireland & France has increased positively from the viewpoint of both countries.
  • Demonstrate innovation.
  • Commited to Corporate Social Resposibility and Sustainability, including climate change.

Apply here: Best French Company in Ireland

Best Irish Company in France:

  • Demonstrate that the company applying is a registered Irish business headquartered, managed and with its main activity in Ireland.
  • Demonstrate that the company applying has been doing business in both Ireland and France for at least two years and can demonstrate investment in France.
  • Development of business activity in France and/or Ireland.
  • Demonstrate that the company is a high quality employer (working environment, employment benefits, HR management).
  • Demonstrate that the employment between Ireland & France has increased positively from the viewpoint of both countries.
  • Demonstrate innovation.
  • Commited to Corporate Social Resposibility and Sustainability, including climate change.

Apply here: Best Irish Company in France

Entry Criteria for Franco-Irish Business Newcomer of the Year Award

In recognition of the importance for companies to further the development of trade between Ireland and France, the Jury will inaugurate an award for newcomer companies who are successfully entering the French or Irish market.

The award will consider the following elements relevant to a successful newcomer company active in the Franco-Irish business world.

The company should:

  • Demonstrate a sustainable business proposition relevant to the French and Irish markets that has the potential to grow.
  • Demonstrate innovation.
  • Commit to ESG and the circular economy.
  • Develop eployment in Ireland, France or both countries.

Entry Requirements:

All SME or start-up businesses with a maximum of 250 employees are eligible to enter. The company is:

  • A registered French company targeting the Irish market.
  • A registered Irish company targeting the French market.
  • Is not a subsidiary of a larger business group nor a franchise (no larger company or group may have a shareholding of more than 50% of the company).
  • In operation for at least two years.
  • Significantly active in the new market they have entered (France or Ireland) for a maximum of three years.

Apply here: Newcomer of the Year

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