The Beacon Award is presented annually in recognition of an individual or corporate's contribution to furthering the goals of this Chamber of Commerce. Exceptional progress in promoting the mutual commercial and cultural bonds between Ireland and Sweden. As a volunteer organisation, the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Sweden creates a forum for its members to share best practice, promote one another and a platform for government and multi-national actors to co-operate with the Irish business diaspora.
Nominations for the award are open from June of each calendar year and the award is officially presented at the Annual Gala event in December. The recipient has the honour of receiving the award in person from our patron, the Ambassador of Ireland to Sweden. The recipient receives a specially commissioned crystal 'Beacon' featuring the combined colours of the Swedish and Irish national colours and a variety of digital assets to display on their stationary and digital footprint.
Nominations for this year’s Beacon Award, should be submitted to beaconAward@irishchamber.se. You are free to nominate companies or individuals. Your nominations will be judged by a committee with representatives from Business Sweden, Enterprise Ireland, Swedish Irish Society and Chamber Board Members.
Our Patron, His Excellency Austin Gormley, Ambassador of Ireland to Sweden presented Tom O'Connor of Collen with the inaugural Beacon Award on December 4th, 2021.
The award is a special commission from the master artesian, Mikael Kinlind of Vas Vitreum of Sweden Crystal Design.