In Association with

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

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 Property & Construction Family Business of the Year

HLB Sheehan Quinn is a leading Irish advisory and accounting firm working with ambitious domestic and overseas businesses.

Based in Dublin, the firm was formed in 1976 and continues to grow its client base, services and sector specialists.

Our services and specialist sector focus enable us to assist clients to improve business performance, minimise taxes and plan for a successful future.

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.

Sponsoring of Retail/Wholesale Family Business of the Year

Mazars is a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm. In Ireland, we employ over 500 people in Dublin, Limerick and Galway and work with large corporate companies, small to mid-sized indigenous businesses and private clients.

Operating in over 90 countries and territories around the world, we draw on the expertise of more than 42,000 professionals – 26,000+ in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 16,000+ via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage in their development.

To find out more visit the Mazars website.

Sponsoring Innovative Family Business Award

NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is Ireland’s official standards body. It is responsible for standardization, conformity assessment and measurement. Where a standard already exists, NSAI works with organisations and businesses to help them apply it.  Where a standard may be needed, NSAI will work with relevant parties at national or international level to create and develop the appropriate standard.  NSAI improves the performance of organisations and protects consumers through the setting of standards and issuing of certification in the quality and safety of goods and services.

Sponsoring Fastest Growing Family Business

We are a national agency dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland. We believe that maintaining a highly skilled workforce is essential to our national competitiveness. Our business is to ensure that your business has the skills it needs to thrive.

We currently support over 15,000 companies nationwide and provide a wide range of valuable learning experiences to over 50,000 trainees. Our mission is to facilitate increased participation in enterprise training and workforce learning in Ireland.

Media Partner (Republic of Ireland) of the Energia Family Business Awards

Today FM is the number one national, commercial independent radio station for 20-44 year olds in Ireland and features the most talented broadcasters that can be found in the country.

The Today FM line-up features much loved personalities such as Ian Dempsey, Mario Rosenstock, Mairead Ronan, Dermot Whelan, Dave Moore, Matt Cooper, Alison Curtis and many more.

Each day our presenters connect with listeners to keep up to date with the daily goings on in life. Whether listeners want to give out about an annoying neighbour, share a hilarious story or simply want to shut off and listen to all the hits, Today FM is a companion for every stage of the day and always loves to hear and support homegrown businesses, big or small!