What does family business mean?

A family business is a business that is actively owned, operated, or managed by two or more members of a single family. These members may be related by blood, marriage, or adoption, and they collectively own the majority percentage of ownership in the business.

Any Irish Family Business from a small Local Bakery or a Dog’s Grooming Service to a Global Retail Company or Boutique Hotel can enter these awards!

The Irish Family Business Awards offer a selection of 26 categories to showcase your family business. From the “Best Small Family Business of the Year” to the “Family Food and Drink Producer of the Year,” including “Manufacturing & Engineering Family Business,” we are sure that you will find the perfect category to highlight your business’s amazing achievements!

The Irish Family Business Awards proudly acknowledge the significant impact of family-run businesses on the economic and social landscape of Ireland. These enterprises embody essential values such as resilience, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to their communities.

Nominate your favourite family business for a Family Business Award! Any and all family businesses are welcome to participate in these awards. To make sure the family businesses you love are recognised, nominate them using the button below!

Congratulations to all our 2023 winners! Check out the 2023 Awards here!