It’s Awards Season

20th September 2021

Posted In: FYI

It’s Awards season! Although there are Awards specifically targeted at Businesswomen and Female Entrepreneurs, which we promote on line from time to time – including our own WMB Annual Awards which will be launched shortly – we wanted to include a number of other Awards and grants which might be of interest to our audience.


Joe Duffy at the launch of the fourth annual Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards with Secretary General Catrina Sheridan and volunteer Pauline McDermott. This year’s 4th annual Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards will take place on Sunday, 28th November 2021 at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Nominations for the awards are now open at  (Pic: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography)


The 18th Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards 2022 have been officially launched by Awards Patron, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small businesses in Ireland and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business community to the Irish economy.  Small firms (employing less than 50 people) have from 16 September until 20 October 2021 to enter free of charge on  (Pic: Conor McCabe)

FedEx Express recently announced the launch of the Small Business Grant Competition in Europe. The competition offers a total grant pool of nearly €250,000 to European small businesses to help them grow and achieve their ambitions. The competition is open to for-profit small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.  The competition entry period is open from 15 September to 20 October 2021.  For the application process and the terms and conditions, visit