JCI Ireland FBA’s are kindly supported by Bank of Ireland
The Friendly Business Awards, supported by Bank of Ireland, is our flagship business programme 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.
How are the awards run?
These awards are run first at a local level. Members of the public are invited to nominate a Friendly Business online when nominations open in the Summer. Businesses are then secret shopped and each branch awards 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, which will take place at the JCI Ireland National Convention.
There is a Public Vote & a judging panel for the National Friendly Business Awards. The National Awards Ceremony takes place during the National JCI Ireland Conference from the 13th to the 15th of October 2017. This year the conference will be hosted by JCI Cork, stay tuned for more details.
If you have any questions regarding the FBAs please contact the 2017 JCI Ireland National Director of Business Ronan Neacy at firstname.lastname@example.org