Patrick Farrell, Director of Retail Banking at Permanent TSB with Brid O’Connell CEO Guaranteed Irish.

Best of Guaranteed Irish businesses up for awards

There are a wide array of Cork businesses who have made the shortlist for the Guaranteed Irish Business Awards 2023.

They include the likes of Meadows & Byrne, Charleville Cheese, Clonakilty Black Pudding and many more.

Guaranteed Irish recently announced the finalists of the awards, which will take place on Tuesday 14 March at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and will celebrate Ireland’s leading businesses that support jobs, are committed to local communities, and contribute to Ireland, its people, and its economy.

Emceed by broadcaster Anton Savage, the second annual Guaranteed Irish Business Awards will recognise and reward the success and resilience of both homegrown and multinational businesses across various sector categories.

Achievement awards including Guaranteed Irish One to Watch, Guaranteed Irish Person of the Year, Guaranteed Irish Brand Activation Champion, Guaranteed Irish Sustainability Champion, and Guaranteed Irish Advocate within a Business will also be presented at the event.

An independent panel of distinguished industry leaders from names including Matheson, BioPharmaChem, 30% Club, Viatel, FBD Insurance, IDA Ireland, Bord Bia, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), and Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) had the tough task of shortlisting a total of 122 finalists after whittling down hundreds of entries.

Brid O’Connell CEO Guaranteed Irish said: “The calibre of entries for this year’s awards was remarkable. We look forward to celebrating the incredible contribution Guaranteed Irish businesses make to Ireland and international markets, with the continued support of proud title sponsors of the Awards Permanent TSB for a second consecutive year. Congratulations to all of our finalists.

“Our inaugural awards were a tremendous success, our nominees and award winners went on to achieve phenomenal success last year, from building brand awareness, to securing investment, and expanding globally. We are delighted to welcome those businesses as the first members to join the Guaranteed Irish alumni community and look forward to what the New Year will bring for our 2023 finalists.”

Patrick Farrell, Director of Retail Banking at Permanent TSB said: “Permanent TSB is proud to support the Guaranteed Irish Business Awards, celebrating the very best in Irish business while recognising the resilience, determination and innovation that has been shown by so many over the last year.

“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to each of this year’s finalists. We look forward to celebrating everything that you have achieved at the awards ceremony on 14 March.’’

Ground Wellbeing

Meadows & Byrne

E-Commerce (sponsored by EShop World)

Meadows & Byrne SuperValu

Food & Beverage (sponsored by SuperValu & Centra)

Kinsale Mead Clonakilty Black Pudding

Retail, Tourism & Hospitality (sponsored by Blarney Woollen Mills)


Charleville Cheese Riley

Firebird Lee Valley SuperValu Meadows & Byrne

Visit for further information.