Finalists announced for Published Accounts Awards 2018

Oct 09, 2018

Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society has announced the shortlist for its Published Accounts Awards for 2018 which reward companies for excellence in financial reporting in Ireland. The Awards are sponsored by Euronext Dublin, (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange), which is now part of Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, covering Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal and the UK.

This year’s shortlist includes a total of 27 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations. The winners will be announced at a special gala evening event, taking place in The Shelbourne Hotel on Thursday 8 November 2018 commencing at 7.30pm with Oliver Callan as MC.

FINALISTS FOR THE 41st PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS AWARDS 2018

Large Companies - Main Securities Market

  • Kerry Group plc
  • Bank of Ireland Group plc
  • Kingspan Group plc
  • Glanbia plc
  • Green REIT plc
  • Hibernia REIT plc
  • Dalata Hotel Group plc
  • Irish Continental Group plc
  • CRH plc

Small/Medium Sized Companies - Main Securities Market

  • IFG Group plc
  • Kenmare Resources plc
  • Datalex plc

Irish Companies listed on a Foreign Market

  • DCC plc
  • UDG Healthcare plc
  • Grafton Group plc

Enterprise Securities Market Companies

  • Malin Corporation plc
  • Total Produce plc
  • Origin Enterprises plc

Statutory Unquoted Large Entities

  • IPUT
  • DAA
  • ESB

Large Not-For-Profit

  • Barnardos
  • Gorta Self Help Africa
  • Concern

Small/Medium Sized Not-For-Profit

  • Aidlink
  • Hail
  • Barretstown

In addition to the category awards, there are four other awards, consisting of an Overall Winner’s Award from across all categories, a Social Responsibility Reporting Award; a Branding, Communication & Marketing Award and an award for Best Digital Reporting.

Lorna Larkin, Chairman, Chartered Accountants Ireland - Leinster Society said: “The Published Accounts Awards recognise excellence in annual reports and are widely regarded as the most prestigious and long standing financial awards in this country. Excellence in financial reporting matters, as it underpins confidence amongst investors, taxpayers and those giving to charity. These awards have provided welcome encouragement and acknowledgment to companies to constantly improve their financial reporting over the last 41 years.”

Daryl Byrne, CEO of Euronext Dublin, said: “Euronext Dublin is delighted to be the sponsor of the Published Accounts Awards.  Annual reporting is a fundamental part of good governance and we are proud to support the Leinster Society in encouraging organisations to deliver excellence in stakeholder communications.”

Orla O’Gorman, Head of Equity Listings Ireland, Euronext Dublin said: ““It is an exciting time for Euronext Dublin to sponsor these awards.  As part of a leading pan-European exchange group we now have a fantastic suite of corporate services to offer companies and enable them to further enhance their visibility, communication and engagement with stakeholders. We look forward to seeing the benefits of these services through the Published Accounts Awards in the years to come.”

Event details

Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society presents The Published Accounts Awards 2018 Awards Dinner on Thursday 8 November 2018 in The Shelbourne Hotel, 7:30pm.

M.C. is well known comedian and radio broadcaster, Oliver Callan.

Live music from The Harleys – a high-energy four-piece band offering a repertoire of popular hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Tickets are €90 per person, individual tickets and tables are available.

To book or for more information please contact leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie or call 01-6377219

Dress: business suit

Dedicated PAA webpage: https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Leinster/PAA