The Friendly Business Awards is our flagship business program where we recognise the pivotal role small businesses play in our local community. We live in challenging times for small businesses and the aim of the Friendly Business Awards is to celebrate the value these businesses bring to our local communities every day.
Each summer sees JCI branches across Ireland run the JCI Friendly Business Awards. These awards were set up to recognise businesses that excel in serving the needs of the local community and play a vital role in its development.
These awards are run first at a local level with each branch awarding winners in the following categories
Each JCI Branch then puts forward a short list of local winners to be considered for JCI Ireland National Friendly Business Awards.
A Judging Panel consisting of the President of JCI Ireland, JCI Ireland Director of Business Activities and an external judge from industry will evaluate nominees and adjudicate the winners.
The JCI Ireland Friendly Business Awards Ceremony takes place each year at the JCI Ireland National Convention.