Agribusiness Awards 2016
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 Categories & Criteria



Agribusiness of the Year

The flagship Agribusiness of the Year Award recognises exceptional achievement.

The award is presented to the organisation operating in Ireland’s Agribusiness sector that can best demonstrate excellence and innovation.

You cannot formally enter this category; the recipient of this award will be selected out of the winners of the Agribusiness categories: Dairy; Cattle & Beef; Sheep & Sheepmeat; Pigs & Pigmeat; Poultry; Forestry; Fresh Fruit & Vegetables; Crops; Prepared Foods; Equipment & Machinery; Co-operative; Food or Beverage Producer; Merchant and Emerging.

Agribusiness Leader 2017

This award recognises the senior individual working in the Agribusiness Industry who can best demonstrate a significant contribution to their organisation or industry as a whole.

You cannot formally enter this category. The recipient of this award will be decided after due consideration.

Agribusiness Rising Star 2017

This category recognises young professionals that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of their organisation or the industry as a whole beyond that which is normally expected from individuals of this age and experience. ‘Young' is defined as someone who, on 31st December 2017, is not more than 35 years old.

Agribusiness of the Year - Dairy

This award recognises the organisation supplying dairy products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Cattle & Beef

Sponsored by:
Butchery Excellence International

This award recognises the organisation supplying cattle and/or beef products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Sheep & Sheepmeat

This award recognises the organisation supplying sheep and/or sheepmeat products, to include lamb, that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Pigs & Pigmeat

This award recognises the organisation supplying pigs and/or pigmeat products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Poultry

This award recognises the organisation supplying poultry and/or poultry related products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Forestry

This award recognises the organisation supplying forestry and timber related products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

This award recognises the organisation supplying fresh fruit and vegetable products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Crops

This award recognises the organisation supplying crops, cereals and grain products, including animal feeds, that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Food or Beverage Producer

This award recognises the Food and/ or Beverage Producer, including artisans, operating in Ireland’s Agribusiness sector that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Prepared Foods

This award recognises the organisation supplying prepared foods, processed foods or ready to eat products that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.


Agribusiness of the Year - Equipment & Machinery

This award recognises the organisation supplying agricultural equipment or machinery that can demonstrate excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Merchant

This award recognises the Agricultural Merchant or supplier that has provided ‘best in class’ products, goods or solutions to Ireland’s Agribusiness sector.

Agribusiness of the Year - Co-operative

This award recognises the Co-operative operating in Ireland’s Agribusiness sector that can best demonstrate excellence over the past 12 months.

Agribusiness of the Year - Emerging

This award recognises the emerging organisation from any area of Ireland’s Agribusiness sector that can best demonstrate excellence or the achievement of a significant goal. ‘Emerging’ is defined as an organisation that has been established in the past 3 years.

Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services

This award recognises the professional service provider that has provided an outstanding and comprehensive service to the agribusiness sector in Ireland over the past 12 months. Organisations that should enter include, but is not limited to, Accountants, Auditors, Engineers, Law Firms and Consultants.

Best Use of Technology

This award recognises the most effective use of technology in the Agribusiness sector. This may be via the introduction of a new technological product or by using existing technology more efficiently.

Innovation in Agribusiness

This award recognises a project, action or initiative that demonstrates true innovation. This may be a creative solution to a challenging issue or a distinct new method or approach.

Excellence in Export Achievement

This award will recognise the organisation in Ireland’s Agribusiness industry that can best demonstrate an effective and rewarding export strategy.

Excellence in Supply Chain

This award will recognise the organisation in Ireland’s Agribusiness sector that can best demonstrate an efficient and sustainable supply chain strategy.

 Excellence in Sustainability

This award recognises sustainable development in the Agribusiness sector through the innovative and sustainable use of resources and prioritising the needs of the wider environment and society.

Excellence in Education & Training

This award recognises the Irish based third level institution, technical training college or organisation that can best demonstrate excellence in the delivery and development of knowledge or skills in the Agribusiness sector.

Excellence in Health & Safety

This award will recognise the organisation in Ireland’s Agribusiness sector that can demonstrate best practice in health and safety including compliance to standards, training, technical and behavioural improvements. This can be on a single project, across a series of projects, or through a change process within an organisation.