Sandra Jolly Photography (c) 2023 ICCS
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 professional 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 the next 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 Community, Enterprise Ireland, past Beacon Award winners and previous Chamber Presidents.
Our Patron, Her Excellency Barbara Jones, Ambassador of Ireland to Sweden announced Ivan Keane as the winner of the 2023 Beacon Award.
Our Patron, His Excellency Austin Gormley, Ambassador of Ireland to Sweden presented Neil Costigan with the 2022 Beacon Award on December 4th, 2022.
Photo: John Cunningham (c) 2022 ICCS
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.
Photo: John Cunningham (c) 2021 ICCS
About the award
The award is a special commission from the master artesian, Mikael Kinlind of Vas Vitreum of Sweden Crystal Design.
We are proud to have Jones Engineering as our headline sponsor for the ICCS Gala 2023.
"All of us at Jones Engineering are delighted to be the Headline Sponsorship of the Irish Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner. The event fits perfectly with our growth strategy into Sweden and Northern Europe, where we work primarily with a range of blue chip multinational companies in the Data & Electronics sector as well as others. We are very much looking forward to the night in December, and continuing our close ties with the fantastic work of the Irish Chamber of Commerce."
- David Fox, Operations Director, Jones Engineering