Family Business Network Ireland (FBN-I) is the network organisation for experiential learning, mutual support and advocacy for and on behalf of Irish families in business. It was established by some of Ireland’s leading business families, as the Irish Chapter of a non-profit international network of business owning families (Family Business Network International), promoting the success and sustainability of family business.

Going from strength to strength, and expanding rapidly, FBN-I provides experiential learning for its members through intimate and informative events, connecting families in business to inspire connection and community, while advocating on their behalf in the public and political sphere

Category Sponsors

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Sponsoring International Family Business of the Year

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. You can find detailed information on Enterprise Ireland’s activities, strategy and performance in our Reports and Publications.

Sponsoring Tech Family Business of the Year 

.IE is the national registry for .ie domain names and aims to provide unique, identifiably Irish domain names, along with registry and related services to the local and international internet community. Currently, there are over 325,000 registered .ie domain names. .IE’s purpose is to
enable and empower people, communities and businesses across Ireland to thrive online. .IE is committed to being a digital advocate for the SME community. Through stakeholder engagement initiatives such as .IE Digital Town they work with and support SMEs organisations to improve their members’ online presence and e-commerce capabilities.

Sponsoring Family Business Longevity Award

Established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, more than 700 people work across Matheson’s six offices, including 96 partners and tax principals and over 470 legal and tax professionals. Matheson services the legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Our clients include over half of the world’s 50 largest banks, 6 of the world’s 10 largest asset managers, 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and we have advised the majority of the Fortune 100.

Our Private Client Group has a leading reputation, both in Ireland and internationally. The Group is consistently sought out by leading international trust companies, private client firms, private banks, family offices and other intermediaries to act as Irish advisers on tax, trust and estate planning issues and by domestic private clients and family businesses on a wide range of Irish private wealth legal and tax issues. We take a strategic, consultative and co-ordinated approach in advising our Private Clients. Drawing on extensive expertise and experience, the Group offers tailored solutions that ensures client’s interests are aligned with their Irish legal and tax position. The practice and expertise of the Private Client Group is multi-faceted and our team can provide business families with tailored solutions to help them protect their legacy and ensure a seamless transition.

To find out more, visit the Matheson website.

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Sponsoring of Innovative Family Business Award

Mazars is a leading international audit, tax, advisory, and consulting firm. Operating as a united global partnership, we work as one integrated team, leveraging expertise, scale, and cultural understanding to deliver cutting-edge services in audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance, and financial outsourcing.

With over 600 staff across offices in Dublin, Galway, and Limerick, the Irish firm draws on the expertise of more than 47,000 professionals in over 95 countries to assist major international corporates, SMEs, financial institutions and public bodies achieve their strategic and business goals.

To find out more, visit the Mazars website.


Sponsoring Sustainable Family Business of the Year

Skillnet Ireland is helping family businesses across the country to build the green talent and digital skills needed so they can compete and be productive, innovative workplaces. Sustainability and climate action are influencing how we work and do business.

We are proud to sponsor the Family Business Awards, which recognizes and promotes excellence and innovation across all sectors in Ireland.

To find out more, visit the SkillNet website.


DCU National Centre for Family Business NCFB is Ireland’s leading family business research centre. Founded in 2013, we provide Irish family businesses with practical business insights, informed by shared best practice and cutting-edge research. A leader in family business research, the NCFB works with global experts and their research teams in top tier international business schools.

Publishing in international journals and contributing to commissioned family business practitioner reports, we are committed to three Pillars of Excellence: Research, Education and Engagement with Impact.  Our research readily translates into evidence-based practice that we share with family businesses at undergraduate and executive education levels to ensure Irish family firms succeed and grow into the future.

Media Partners

The Irish Times has delivered top quality news, opinion and analysis since it was first published in 1859. As media technologies evolve, so do our methods of storytelling and delivery. The Irish Times continues the transition from print to multi-platform publication, while upholding the journalistic principles that earned it the reputation as Ireland’s paper of reference.

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Business Post is a trusted and iconic Irish media brand. With a strong print and digital presence, it is the only Irish-owned Sunday newspaper in the market and has a well-established reputation for independent, innovative, and quality journalism. The Business Post is now the flagship brand in the wider Business Post Media Group, which also includes, Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, Auto Ireland, conference & exhibition company iQuest/Business Post Live, TV advertising sales company Post TV, Red C Research, Smart Speakers and data & technology companies Tribe 101 and Digital DNA.

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Today FM is Ireland’s most popular independent radio station with nearly 1 million people tuning in each week.

Today FM offers a cracking mix of the music you love, laugh out loud moments and the hot topics of the day, every day.

It’s a two-way conversation between our listeners and our presenters. Our presenters are some of the best known personalities in Ireland and each show offers you something unique and entertaining.

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Ashville Media Group is Ireland’s largest publishing agency with a portfolio of print, and digital titles, national awards, and events spanning multiple sectors and audiences. We create meaningful, engaging campaigns that connect your brand with effective results.

For more information on Ashville Media Group, have a look at their website: