The Innovation Awards

One of the top three reasons for visiting the Show includes finding new products and the Innovation Awards are an ideal platform to showcase new and innovative products on the market to visitors. Comprising of five categories – Home, Garden, Build, DIY and Overall Winner. The Awards are judged by a Dragons’ Den style panel of industry buyers. The judges for 2019 include:

  • Dennis O’Connor, CEO, HPC Group
  • Gareth Whelan, Group Purchasing Manager, McMahons Builders Providers
  • Liam Phelan, Manager, Grange Builders Providers, Dublin
  • Tom Finn, Commercial Head, Topline

This year we have introduced two new awards – ‘Best Supplier Customer Experience’ which will be voted by visitors to the show via a link through the newsletters that will be sent in advance with the only entry condition that the supplier must be exhibiting at the Show.

The other new award will be ‘Best New Irish Product’ which must be made on the island of Ireland. The winner will be chosen from the existing entries to the Innovation Awards.

The winners are presented with their awards at the President’s Ball on the evening of Sunday 17th February. The winning products are showcased at the entrance to the Show for the full two days of the exhibition.