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Network Ireland

Award Categories

Network Ireland Business Award Categories

 

Network Ireland Branch – Businesswomen of the Year

 

Small SME - 10 employees or less

This category is applicable to a business trading for 3 years or more. Number of employees must be 10 or less. The business entity can operate as a sole trader/partnership of limited company. This category is for businesses established in the year 2014 or earlier. For entry in 2018 awards, at 31st December 2017, the business will be established over 3 years.

 

Large SME - greater than 10 employees

This category is applicable to a business trading for 3 years or more. Number of employees must be over 10. The business entity can operate as a sole trader/partnership of limited company. This category is for businesses established in the year 2014 or earlier. For entry in 2018 awards, at 31st December 2017, the business will be established over 3 years.

 

Emerging New Business

This category is applicable to a business established not more than 3 years. The business must have been established in years 2017, 2016 or 2015. For entry in 2018 awards, the business must not be older than 3 years at 31st December 2017. The business entity can operate as a sole trader/partnership of limited company.

 

Employee

This category is applicable to any employee of a company employed for a period of at least 12 months with the company at 31st December in the year immediately before the awards. E.g. For entry to awards in 2018, you must have been employed with the employer company for at least 12 months at 31st December 2017. Employee will be judged based on their position in the company under which they enter only.

 

Social Enterprise

Entrants in this category must be a founder or in a leading role of a social group, community group or charity founded in Ireland (this includes not for profit organisations). The application must illustrate your story and how the social enterprise organisation works and the achievements to date including business, economic, societal or environmental contributions.

 

Arts

This category is open to a professional artist across all forms. Must be a creative professional across all forms. Entrants in this category must be an owner of their business. The award will go to recognise the business achievements of the artist through their creativity, insight, boldness to challenge. 

 

Network Ireland Branch – Best use of Digital

 

Best use of Digital 

This category is open to all members, founders and employees, to showcase how their business has used technology to drive success in their workplace. You must be able to demonstrate the impact and result of implementing a digitally focused strategy.

 

 

A minimum of 3 entries per category will be required for the category to be run at branch or national level. If there is an applicant in category that is not running at branch level, they will be placed in the next appropriate category or may be invited to enter a regional competition.