Sponsorship Awards


Launched in 2012, The Irish Sponsorship Awards programme celebrates excellence and achievement in the discipline of sponsorship in Ireland.

Many of the leading brands, rightsholders, and agencies involved in Ireland's most memorable sponsorship campaigns have received one of our highly coveted awards. View our Past Winners!

The Irish Sponsorship Awards are one of many established business recognition programmes brought to you by Business River, Ireland’s leading B2B business information and events provider.

Other established events in the Business River portfolio can be seen below.

Benefits of Entering

This awards programme sets a benchmark of success in the creation and delivery of world-class sponsorship programmes.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of recognised sponsorship leaders from Ireland and the international marketing community.

This is an unmissable opportunity to have your work reviewed by leading industry experts, to get recognition from your peers, benchmark against your competitors, and attract new clients and top talent to your organisation. But don't just take our word for it...

What the People Say

“One of the main benefits of winning this award is recognition for very hard work but also recognition for what we can do as a company to help people and charities around Ireland.”

Marie Collier, Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Best Use of Print & Outdoor 2016


“It is lovely recognition to share with our global counterparts, to let them know that the work we are doing locally is being recognised as best-in-class. It is lovely for us as a team to win an award because ultimately that is what HEINEKEN is all about, building a team spirit and delivering as a team for the company.”

Aisling O’Brien, HEINEKEN® Ireland

Best Sponsorship Team – Brand 2016


“We were delighted when we won Best Societal Sponsorship and the icing on the cake was to win the Sponsorship of the Year. The standard of the entries in The Irish Sponsorship Awards has increased year-on-year and it is a true accolade from your peers to show that you have provided some of the best work of the year.”

Gavin McAllister, Three

Three for Focus Ireland & IRFU ‘Let’s Tackle Homelessness - Sponsorship of the Year & Best Societal Sponsorship 2016

 About Business River

Business River

Business River is the network solutions arm of Event Strategies hosts over 12,000 senior level business professionals at over 30 established events with a wider business network of over 25,000 people.

Other established events in the Business River portfolio include:


Event Industry Awards

Event Industry Awards

The Awards programme for the Event Industry itself. Visit the Event Industry Awards' Website.


Green Awards

Green Awards

The Awards programme to encourage green best practice. Visit the Green Awards' Website.


HR Leadership & Management Awards

HR Leadership & Management Awards

The Premier Award programme that celebrates excellence in human resource management. Please visit the HR Leadership & Management Awards' Website.



Facilities Management Awards

Facilities Management Awards

The Awards programme to celebrate excellence within the facilities management industry. Visit the Facilities Management Awards' Website.




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