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COVID-19 Crisis Response Award

COVID-19 Crisis Response Award

Since early 2020, Ireland’s accountancy teams and practices have rapidly had to shift to build new capabilities and ways of working that deliver continued value to their clients, staff, and stakeholders.


This award will recognise and reward the most effective and outstanding initiatives created, developed, and deployed within an Irish-based accountancy team or practice in response to the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Judges would like to see clear examples of pragmatic steps being taken to respond effectively and creatively to immediate and post-pandemic world challenges. The breadth of this category is considerable and should illustrate how quick thinking and reaction in a crisis has a considerable impact on a business either in a financial or non-financial way.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for clear information backed up by facts that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.


  • Challenges faced: Please briefly outline the implications of COVID-19 on your organisation.

  • Initiatives: Please outline some noteworthy initiatives you have taken during this period to      strengthen your health & safety systems, your relationship with your clients, and your overall operations, and why you think they were exceptional.

  • Customer focus: Please describe how the practice has provided outstanding and professional service to their clients during this period, demonstrating how it has benefited clients.

  • Collaboration: Outline how collaboration was successfully embedded into the challenge, including details of initiative, leadership and creativity shown by team members.

  • Innovation: Please include details of any unique efforts or processes arising out of the pandemic that have been deployed.

  • Outcomes & Results: Summarise the outcomes of these efforts.

  • Include any other facts or statements that you feel are relevant to support the entry.