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Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2019

Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2019


This is your opportunity to make your voice heard and help support our National Finalists with your votes!

The most popular finalist on the public vote will win the Higgins Award, named after our founding President Gerry Higgins.

People's Choice voting will close at 5pm Perth time on Wednesday 9th October. We then audit the votes, removing any that were cast using bounced email addresses for integrity, before announcing the winner on the evening of the National Final Gala in Sydney on 11th October, 2019.



Voters are each assigned up to 5 stars to allocate amongst their favourite finalists or they may allocate all stars to one single finalist. 

Please firstly sign in as either a Member or Guest, then scroll down and "VIEW MORE" to learn about each of our 2019 Finalists and to watch their videos.
To cast your vote, simply apply between 1 to 5 votes(stars) by clicking on the stars to the left of the finalist's page.


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Flexirent first came to Ireland in 2007 in support of Harvey Norman’s entry to the Irish market. The need for an alternative finance option in Ireland was evident during the economic downturn and Flexirent provided this much needed solution.

I arrived in Brisbane in April 2011 having decided to take a year out from my job in Ireland. In Ireland, the automotive industry was on its knees with the lowest annual vehicle sales ever in the preceding year, and many businesses were shutting down.

Cosmic started 3 years ago with 2 people, an idea and less than $5000 dollars in the bank, fast forward 2 years of trading as of August this year , Cosmic group now has 60+ full-time employees and 7 million dollar turnover 18/19 financial year and a projected turnover of 12 million from 19/20....

I had a passion for Carpentry & Joinery & excelled in a management position in my sector for a market leading company in Sydney. From there I saw the opportunity to use my skills & ability to start my own gig in Carpentry & Joinery based in Sydney.

After four years’ experience in the construction industry in Ireland having graduated in 2006 in Building Services Engineering from Letterkenny Institute of Technology the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) caught up with me and I took a break and travelled to Australia to visit friends and see what...

Christina Moloughney (Chris as she is commonly referred to) is a prime example of Irish Export at its best. Made in Ireland and born in Australia, Chris has engineered and transformed a small family business in 2003 to a leading SME independent agency in Emerald Travel which now has four staff...

As a proud Irish man in Australia I try to bring my upbringing and values into my professional career. This has stood me well to date in my Australian journey.

Corfad Civil and Construction was started in October 2015 by Colm Hand. The name of the company is in recognition of town Colm comes from in Ireland and that is a very important part in Colm's life.

To counter the Work Health & Safety risks posed by friable asbestos on our remediation projects on the Western Sydney Airport, OCON installed Negative Air Pressure Filter Systems on our plant and equipment used for handling asbestos materials.

I am a professional accountant who in the last 12 months has overseen the delivery of the largest global conference for the accounting profession with almost 6000 attending in Sydney; established a tech start up in APAC growing business by 35% in the first quarter; connected countless Irish...

Michelle is someone who is kind, caring, driven and inspiring – she has progressed successfully throughout her time in Australia and has overcome a number of hardships, demonstrating resilience throughout.

Ascend was established not just as a business to generate revenue and earn profits. Keith established Ascend out of genuine passion that he has for the construction industry.

Having moved from Limerick to Perth in 2001 at the age of 20 with my family, I have taken on the “Aussie” way of life while still having that Irish charm, so many “talk” about. After studying at ECU in Perth, I pursued a career in HR/Recruitment.

I think I would be a worthy winner of an Irish Australian Business award because of the difference I have made and continue to make to people’s lives through my professional work, human rights work and community volunteering.

Having migrated from Ireland in 2012 husband and wife team, Sally Ann and Andy McDonald have built McDonald Surveys into an internationally recognised Surveying, Engineering and Technology company.

I started Vic Lagging in May 2016, and I had not even heard of Lagging until I started working in it after completing my farm work in July 2014. With no Financial support, as my partner and I were not residents at the time I struggled to even get a credit card for about 12 months.

Portwest is a world leader in the design and manufacture of superior quality workwear that meets recognised international standards.

We have been specialising in the Digital Marketing industry since 2002 and launched Amire in 2013.

With Jason O’Connell originally hailing from Westport in Ireland, Paul Nevin from Belfast in Northern Ireland and both beginning their financial planning careers there, it truly does give Imperius the all-island experience to provide Irish citizens resident in Australia.

Launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2005, Digitary has grown to become the leading online platform for certifying, sharing, and verifying academic credentials.

Zico Formwork Pty Ltd is an established civil and commercial trade contractor. Zico success has been driven by implementation of its three core principles:

I believe I would be a worthy winner of an Irish Business Award for a number of reasons even though I do not work for a commercial entity...

We are an Irish owned company based in Australia that only started trading in 2016.

I do everything with passion and a sense of a greater purpose. I am incredibly driven to change the way we interact with our natural environment. I work in the field that I do because to move a mountain you need to start with the big rocks.

I moved to Brisbane from Tyrone in 2011 and quickly recognised the excellent career opportunities and amazing lifestyle Queensland had to offer.

Since early 2015 Hunter Labour Hire have been developing innovative recruitment methods and procedures to ensure we are always at the top of our game when providing labour hire in Sydney.

GCE Contractors Pty Ltd is a civil construction company based in South East Queensland, established by director Martin Grealish in 2013.

Equity Trustees is a worthy winner of the International Trader Award as an Australian company which has seen the opportunity Ireland has presented not just to expand our global footprint, but as ideal positioning to serve a growing global market marked by increasingly interconnected regional...

I completely love what I do, my business means everything to me, and has - thankfully - managed to give me and hopefully all 150 of our employees, a fulfilling life - knowing that every day our business helps set people on their way to a more educated, enhanced life.

I am an Irish born director of the business originally coming form Cork. I migrated here in 2005.

Established in 2009 and headquartered in Adelaide, Fragile to Agile is an Enterprise, Business and Solution Architecture service provider with a unique approach to business change specifically designed to resonate with business executives and drive digital transformation.

Urban Rest Apartments is an executive accommodation provider that is disrupting the traditional serviced apartment model.

Civil Infrastructure Group was founded in early 2016 to provide a specialist subcontracting services in the construction of reinforced and post tensioned concrete structures.

Halaxy (formerly HealthKit) provides a first-class online health platform that allows health practitioners to run more effective practices, and patients to realise improved health outcomes around the world.

Today, globally, there are 150 billion bills sent B2B, and 90% of those bills are still processed manually, starting with a piece of paper. The cost to businesses to process those bills is more than $2 trillion.

Quitch is an EdTech company established in March 2016. It has attracted global interest from it’s beginning. Quitch has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Accounting Association Award for Innovation in Education.

At CIM Enviro, we believe that well-run buildings deliver better economic, environmental and social outcomes for everyone. Large buildings have thousands of stakeholders, carry significant daily foot traffic and play an integral role in the everyday life of their communities.

I am Irish and have been in Australia for 38 years. During that time I have had good jobs/careers. Jumping into real estate 10 years ago was a big leap of faith as it turned out it is my most successful career move and it’s my own business grown from the ground up.

Growth for a marketing agency in the current climate is more difficult than ever. And as a smaller player, in a niche category, we were looking for new sources of growth. Last year, GHO won the SME-award based on largely, the innovative approach that Eithne McSwiney, the MD and I had taken.

Snobal is an award winning emerging technology company designing,  developing, licensing and supporting artificial intelligence (AI) assisted virtual reality and augmented reality (XR) products for the engineering, construction and infrastructure development industry.

Representing and originating from both North and South of Ireland, the Nuamedia founders have established a solid and innovative cloud communications business that is continuing to grow and disrupt the ICT industry both in Australia and back in Ireland.