Awards Ceremony Supported By

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

IDA Ireland

Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

Awards Sponsors


Helping Businesses Be the Best They Can Be

Exploring new and better ways of working that will bring improvements in the shortest time.

Learning how a challenge that has kept you awake at night has been solved by others.

And knowing that you’re building a strong company not just for yourself, but as part of your commitment to Ireland’s competitive future.

The key to it all is SHARING. A coming together for the good of not just one, but for all. At the Irish Centre of Business Excellence, our Members know that power is gained by sharing knowledge, not holding on to it. Because knowledge only reaches its true potential when we pass it on – and watch it multiply. Without a doubt, some of the most successful companies in the world are those who share, collaborate and practice free exchange of ideas.

This ‘willingness to work together’ is in the DNA of the ICBE, and has seen us help set, support and share best business practice, skills and knowledge for all our Members within the manufacturing and service industries.

Through events, customised funded training, Benchmarking Visits to exemplary companies and our unique Call for Support process we facilitate continuous improvement, spread innovations and collectively solve problems for the good of all.

S A Partners

Since 1993 our team have been supporting organisations in Ireland and around the world to build and leverage their capabilities, and develop the business systems required to achieve Enterprise Excellence. We do this through a combination of accredited training; coaching and consultancy. Our team supports clients in over 18 countries and we have trained over 16,000 people. We work with a wide range of companies supporting them with their continuous improvement journey using Lean, Agile, Six Sigma and Shingo Methodologies.

We are not a typical consultancy, we want our customers to build their own capability and not become dependent on us – we know we have succeeded when they no longer need our help. Our approach is centred around creating people and behavioural based solutions that inspire and engage.

As one of the largest SHINGO affiliates we can support both single and multi-site organisations on their Shingo Journey. We also offer all of the SHINGO Workshops both onsite and virtually.

Seraph Consulting Limited

Seraph is a global enterprise consulting firm focused on driving operational improvements for our clients. Our collaborative team works closely with business leaders to address complex challenges in supply chain, operations, and manufacturing. This collaboration leads to lasting improvements in both operations and leadership. Seraph possesses extensive on-site industry experience in automotive, private equity, defense, medical devices, electronics, and engineering. Our leadership team brings expertise in crisis management, mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, restructuring, turn-around services, product launches, and logistics. In addition, our skilled teams are equipped with advanced tools, drive tangible improvements while providing transparent project tracking for clients to monitor their project's progress closely. Guided by our proven four-phase framework, we ensure rapid return on investment. Seraph doesn't merely fill roles; we deliver comprehensive solutions and lasting change, visible from the shop floor to the boardroom.

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focussed university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research. We are dedicated to educating the workforce and our progressive programmes are fully accredited, informed by industry and designed for working professionals. Our students gain practical real-world knowledge and experience that they can apply immediately in their current roles or to their future career ambitions. In addition to established programmes we design programmes specifically for organisations working closely with them to ensure the course is relevant, challenging and satisfies the needs of the organisation.
In the last 25years, UL has delivered world class programmes in Lean and Six Sigma and currently offers these from introductory to Doctorate level. We are the first university in Ireland to offer executive apprenticeships. In partnership with industry consortia and across multiple sectors, we have developed a suite of apprenticeships ranging from a level 7 diploma to a level 10 doctorate in enterprise excellence and other key industry areas area.