Mazars sponsors Family Business Awards

We are delighted to sponsor the Retail & Wholesale Family Business of the Year category in this year’s Energia Family Business Awards which will recognise the resilience and adaptability of Irish family-run businesses over the last eighteen months.

The theme of ‘Resilience through generations’ aims to recognise the most adaptable family businesses across the country and those who are helping keep the wider SME sector alive.

Retail and wholesale businesses are a vital part of the Irish economy employing over 300,000 people; it is the largest sector in Ireland. Having faced fundamental disruption with Brexit and the shift to online shopping, the pandemic intensified these challenges and forced many family retail and wholesale businesses to adapt and transform their business models overnight to survive and adapt to evolving consumer trends. With a lot of clients in this sector, Mazars is delighted to support the Retail & Wholesale Family Business of the Year category and celebrate the best of indigenous Irish retail and wholesale businesses

Emer O'Riordan Partner, Audit & Business Advisory

The announcement of award winners, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place virtually from 18th October 2021, and celebrate ‘resilience through generations’ showcased by Irish family businesses.

This year’s Energia Family Business Awards feature 18 categories, each of which recognises the outstanding achievements of generations of Irish family companies across all sectors and industries. More than 200 entries were received across the hospitality, retail, agrifood, construction, transport, tech and professional services sectors from family businesses across the entire island of Ireland, marking a significant increase in the number of entries year on year.

About Family Business Awards

The Energia Family Business Awards now in its second year showcases the best of Irish family businesses throughout the 32 counties of Ireland. From SME to multinational, every family business starts with the investment of a family who have a passion for delivering quality products and services to their communities. It is the Energia Family Business Awards’ mission to ensure Irish Family businesses are recognised and continue to grow and thrive in the changing political and economic environment. The awards showcase the success of Irish family businesses and highlight the impact of their businesses both in their own communities, nationally and beyond, seeing these businesses, with family at their heart, rewarded and awarded. For more information please visit