Categories 2022

Given the postponement of the awards during the covid pandemic, entries may cover the period between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022 or any period in between.  Ongoing projects / activity that commenced between these dates is also admissible.

Entries Close October 14th 2022

 

Best Regional Investment

A key platform for a successful FDI strategy is balanced investment across the country.

This category rewards excellence in FDI activity that takes place outside of the two major FDI hubs in the Republic of Ireland (Dublin City and Cork City).

Entries can refer to activity that commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing investments / projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Economic Benefit

  • Job Creation

  • Innovation

  • People & Skills Development

  • Community Development

  • Diversity

  • Sustainability

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images, brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best Early Stage Business Investment

This award will honour the outstanding inward investment made by a dynamic, high growth, early stage company with the potential to grow exponentially and create a large number of jobs.

Entries can refer to an investment that commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing investments ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile

  • Economic Benefit

  • Job Creation

  • Innovation

  • People & Skills Development

  • Community Development

  • Diversity

  • Sustainability

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best Established Business Investment

This award will honour the outstanding inward investment made into the Republic of Ireland since September 2019.

Entries can refer to an investment that commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing investments ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile

  • Economic Benefit

  • Job Creation

  • Innovation

  • People & Skills Development

  • Community Development

  • Diversity

  • Sustainability

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best Use of R&D

This award recognizes the contribution of foreign owned organisations involved in research and development in the Republic of Ireland.

The winner will be a project(s) where R&D has had a positive impact on both the business and the Irish Economy as a whole.

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

 

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Objectives

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • Results

  • Learnings

  • Economic Benefit

  • People & Skills Development

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images, brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

The Commitment to Diversity Award

Diversity is a key component of any successful organisation and this category will shine a light on the best practice diversity programmes and organisational cultures programs in FDI companies in the Republic of Ireland.

This category looks at diversity in the workplace across (but not limited to) cultural, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and physical disability.

The winning organisation will demonstrate a company wide focus on diversity, equality and inclusion and highlight specific projects and initiatives around same.  They will also demonstrate the implementation of these practices throughout the organisation from senior management and moving through all verticals and areas of the business.

The winning entry in this category will demonstrate how business activity has created a diverse and inclusive working environment to the benefit of staff and the business.

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile

  • Diversity, equality and inclusion policies

  • Specific examples / initiatives that demonstrate the execution of these policies

  • Commitment / Buy in of stakeholders and employees

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • Results

  • Learnings

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

The Commitment to Sustainability Award

 

The world is at a tipping point when it comes to sustainability for governments, consumers and business.  Sustainability and environmental responsibility and proactivity must be at the forefront of all business activity.

The Commitment to Sustainability award will recognise a FDI Organisation operating in the Republic of Ireland who has sustainability and environmental stewardship at the core of what they do.

 

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational profile

  • Sustainability policies

  • Specific examples / initiatives that demonstrate the execution of these policies

  • Commitment / Buy in of stakeholders and employees

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • Results

  • Learnings - How can the project(s) be refined and improved and/or can others use the template elsewhere

 

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best CSR Initiative

Organisations today are more conscious of the need for exemplary corporate citizenship, driven not just by stakeholder expectations, but also by the business impact of an enhanced corporate reputation and consequent brand loyalty.

This award aims to recognise FDI Companies operating in the Republic of Ireland which are leading the field in this increasingly important activity. Entrants should be able to point to customer and employee engagement, the linking of the CSR initiative with the brand identity, and the results and benefits obtained.

 

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile

  • Innovation / Insight – Does the project(s) address an issue in a novel way?

  • Commitment / Buy in of stakeholders and employees

  • Social Benefit

  • Economic Benefit

  • People & Skills Development

  • Learnings – How can the project(s) be refined and improved and/or can others use the template elsewhere

 

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best FDI Supply Chain Participant

The knock on effect of overseas owned organisations is perhaps most strongly evident in their policies on sourcing and purchasing in the Republic of  Ireland.

This award looks for best practice in local sourcing demonstrating real contribution to the Irish economy and the winning entry will demonstrate this.

This award is open to organisations, based in the Republic of Ireland that act as suppliers to foreign FDI companies operating in this market

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Companies supplied and nature & scope of supply

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • Results

  • Learnings

  • Economic Benefit

  • People & Skills Development

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images, brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best Organisational Transformation

Many inward investing organisations pivot from their original strategy to adapt to changing business conditions and to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities.  This category honours the best of these.

Entries should focus on why and how transformation took place and what the results and learnings of the transformation were.

 

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

 

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Pivot / opportunity identified

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • Results

  • Learnings

  • Economic Benefit

  • People & Skills Development

 

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images, brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

The Staff Upskilling Award

All organisations are only as good as the people who drive and work in them. This category honours programs and projects that are the best at developing the inward investing business’ skills and talent base.

The winning entry in this category will demonstrate best practice in staff development and reference how said development contributed to the business goals and developed the quality of the labour force.

 

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Objectives

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • People & Skills Development

  • Results

  • Learnings

  • Economic Benefit

 

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

 

Best Collaboration between Public and Private Sector

Collaboration between the public and private sectors is crucial in the delivery of many FDI investments and projects in the Republic of Ireland.  This category shines a light on the best of these.  Entries should focus on partnership and how it has lead to more successful outcomes.

The winning entry will demonstrate how collaboration was key to delivering results

 

Entries can refer to activity or projects that have commenced between September 30th 2019 and September 30th 2022.

Ongoing activity is admissible.

 

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Objectives

  • Challenges

  • Execution

  • Collaboration

  • Results

  • Learnings

  • Economic Benefit

  • People & Skills Development

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry (Supporting documents can be items such as images brochures, reports etc.  (Please do NOT add a supporting document that is specifically designed to ‘extend’ your entry)

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