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About the Awards

The Operational Excellence Awards aims to recognise and reward the individuals, teams and organisations who have made a commitment to achieving operational excellence and business transformation.


This new awards programme has been developed by BusinessRiver who own and operate the most comprehensive collection of business recognition programmes in the Irish market and which works with over 30 markets segments, engaging with 12,000 senior business leaders annually.


BusinessRiver are the team behind long-running events such as the Pharma Industry Awards, Green Awards, HR Leadership & Management Awards, Irish Construction Industry Awards, and Education Awards.

Apart from the above national award programmes we have also founded a further 25 award programmes, meetings and events across a diverse range of business sectors:

Entertainment & Leisure | Science & Technology | Pharmachem | Life Sciences | Media & Marketing | Sustainability | Legal & Finance | Construction | Agribusiness | Aviation | Marine | Property Development | Architecture | Fit Out | Facilities Management

To get a quick overview of our award activity and expertise, please visit our website and our Irish Times communications page. All shortlisted finalists and award winners will receive national coverage via The Irish Times Online, Communications Partner to the Operational Excellence Awards.


​The Operational Excellence Awards is free to enter and there is a wide variety of award categories to choose from. An independent judging panel of experts drawn from the industry, academia and the broader stakeholder community will judge the submissions in an open, transparent and robust manner.

To find out how you can make a submission please contact our 
Entry Team Leaders.

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