IEA announces shortlist for 2019 Export Industry Awards

43 companies across 12 categories shortlisted

Dublin, 30 September 2019: The Irish Exporters Association, the voice of the Export Industry in Ireland, today announces 43 companies across 12 categories shortlisted for the 2019 Export Industry Awards. The IEA flagship event with over 500 export industry professionals and international dignitaries in attendance, the Export Industry Awards will be moderated by PJ Gallaher.

12 category winners and one overall Exporter of the Year will be announced at the 19th Export Industry Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Friday, 8 November 2019 at the Convention Centre, Dublin.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, said: “We are delighted to today announce 43 shortlisted companies across the 12 categories for this year’s Export Industry Awards. Now in their 19th year, the Export Industry Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of businesses exporting from Ireland as well as those companies that support the sector.

This year there is a very competitive field with a strong focus on innovation and outstanding achievement. Under the Chairmanship of former Ambassador Bobby McDonagh, our independent Judging Panel was particularly impressed by businesses’ resilience in the face of global headwinds and investment in innovative solutions.

We would like to thank our Platinum and Category sponsors for their continued support and wish all shortlisted companies the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming them into the Export Industry Awards Alumni Programme. For those not shortlisted this year, we look forward to working closely with them to support their export journey.”

 

2019 Export Industry Awards category shortlisted companies

Export Innovation of the Year

(Sponsored by KPMG Ireland)

Ardmac, Dublin

Combilift, Monaghan

Dolmen Design and Innovation, Dublin

Irish Dog Foods, Kildare

UrbanVolt, Dublin

Ventac, Wicklow

Small and Emerging Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by Facebook)

Adams & Butler, Dublin

Blanco Niño, Tipperary

East Coast Bakehouse, Louth

Entekra Ltd., Monaghan

Kora Healthcare, Dublin

TAP Creations, Dublin

Services Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by Trinity Business School)

Ardmac, Dublin

Entekra Ltd., Monaghan

Ventac, Wicklow

Wisetek, Cork

 

 

 

Food and Drink Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by Bord Bia)

ABP Food Group, Louth

East Coast Bakehouse, Louth

Irish Distillers, Dublin

Oakpark, Tipperary

RibWorld, Tipperary

Silverhill Foods, Monaghan

William Grant & Sons Irish Brands, Offaly

Life Sciences Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by Dixon International Logistics)

Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division, Tipperary

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Dublin

Chanelle Pharma, Galway

Hovione, Cork

Kora Healthcare, Dublin

 

High-Potential Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)

East Coast Bakehouse, Louth

Hanley Energy, Meath

Joulica, Galway

Nasal Medical, Dublin

Nova Leah, Louth

UrbanVolt, Dublin

Multinational Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by GS1 Ireland)

Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division, Tipperary

Chanelle Pharma, Galway

Irish Distillers, Dublin

 

 

Medium Size Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding)

Hanley Energy, Meath

Hovione, Cork

SF Engineering, Sligo

Turmec Teoranta, Meath

William Grant & Sons Irish Brands, Offaly

Private Irish Business of the Year

(Sponsored by ByrneWallace)

ABP Food Group, Louth

Ardmac, Dublin

Oakpark, Tipperary

Portwest, Mayo

SF Engineering, Sligo

 

Technology Exporter of the Year

(Sponsored by the Sunday Times)

Cora Systems, Leitrim

GGL Monitoring Services Ltd., Limerick

Hanley Energy, Meath

Joulica, Galway

Micro Focus Ltd., Galway

Nova Leah, Louth

Financial Services Partner of the Year

Bibby Financial Services Ireland, Dublin

HSBC Ireland, Dublin

Investec Bank Plc. (Ireland), Dublin

 

 

 

 

Logistics and Supply Chain Company of the Year

Ace Express Group, Dublin

CMA CGM Shipping Ireland, Dublin

Expeditors Ltd. Ireland, Dublin

Maersk Ltd. Ireland, Dublin

McArdle Skeath, Louth

Rhenus Logistics Ltd., Dublin

DHL Global Forwarding, Dublin

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For Further information contact:

Pascal Koenig, Communications & Public Affairs Manager

E-mail: pascalkoenig@irishexporters.ie

Tel:  01 642 4171 / 086 142 3310

About the Export Industry Awards

Now in its 19th year, the Irish Exporters Association’s Export Industry Awards is the premier event for recognising the achievements of Irish Exporters. The event is supported by a number of corporate and industry sponsors, including platinum sponsors KPMG, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, as well as Bord Bia, Dixon International Logistics, Enterprise Ireland, GS1 Ireland and media partner The Sunday Times. Exporting businesses are fundamental to Ireland’s global success despite increasingly uncertain international trade. The Export Industry Awards celebrate those Irish businesses that drive growth despite global headwinds. Over 500 export industry professionals will attend the black-tie gala event on 8 November at the National Convention Centre.