The Federation of Irish Sport has announced the shortlist of nominees for this year's Irish Sports Industry Awards, in association with Financial Broker.
Ireland-based digital ticket delivery and engagement platform, Tixserve, has been shortlisted for 'Best Sports Business of the Year'. This award recognises sports businesses that have delivered innovation, growth and leadership in the industry by 'creating a product that is truly original, pushing boundaries and addressing a gap in the market'.
This year's event will be the sixth staging of the Awards which recognises and rewards excellence in the business of sport. The prestigious ceremony will take place on 25th May at The Westin Hotel in Dublin.
The 11 award categories celebrate a cross section of organisations, people and capabilities that fuel and drive the management, funding and sustainability of sport in Ireland.
The award ceremony will be attended by an audience of invited guests from across the sports sector with Deputy Niamh Smyth TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media delivering the keynotes address.
The judging Panel for the 2023 awards chaired by Rob Hartnett, Founder and CEO of Sport for Business, comprises members of the sports sector from media, business, PR and local and national representative bodies.
Mary O'Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport commented:
"We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Irish Sports Industry Award categories, in association with Financial Broker. Sport is an integral part of Irish society, and we are really looking forward to celebrating and recognising the immense value of sport to the Irish economy."
"I would like to say a big thank you to the national governing bodies, local sports partnerships and those in the sports sector that submitted entries this year. The standard and number of entries for 2023 has been phenomenal."
Rob Hartnett, Chair Judging Panel, CEO and Founder of Sport for Business said:
"It is always a pleasure to judge great work and that is what we have seen this year. The judges poured over nearly 100 submissions and we emerged with the best of the best."
"Sometimes we fail to stop and recognise achievements. That is why these awards are so important, and why chairing the judging panel is such an Honour."
See the full list of nominees here.