Winners of the 2018 Published Accounts Awards Announced

CRH plc has been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Published Accounts Awards (PAA) 2018. In addition, CRH plc also won the ‘Large Companies – Main Securities Market’ Award category.  Organised by the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, the PAA are sponsored by Euronext (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange).

A total of 27 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations competed as finalists across eleven distinct award categories.

2018 PAA winners

Winners of the Euronext sponsored Leinster Society Published Accounts Awards 2018 pictured at the awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November 2018

List of winners of the Published Accounts Awards 2018

  • Overall Winner: CRH plc
  • Small/Medium Quoted Company: IFG Group plc
  • Large Quoted Company: CRH plc
  • Large Company listed on a foreign market: DCC plc
  • Enterprise Securities Market Company: Total Produce
  • Statutory Unquoted Large Entity: ESB
  • Large not-for-profit: Concern
  • Small/Medium not-for-profit: Aidlink
  • Best Digital Reporting Award: Kingspan Group plc 
  • Best Social Responsibility Reporting Award: Kerry Group plc
  • Best Branding Communication and Marketing Award: Green REIT

Now in its 41st year,  the awards took place at a special gala evening event in Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel, on Thursday 8 November, and attended by over 300 business professionals.

Speaking at the Published Accounts Awards, the Chairman of Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, Lorna Larkin said that the Annual Report is more than merely a regulatory requirement document.

"There is no other single document produced by an entity which carries this level of multiple responsibilities in addition to ensuring it complies to meet ever-more demanding regulatory requirements. In an era of an instant information, the Annual Report maintains its position as being critically relevant and strategically important. I would urge every entity to constantly challenge themselves to produce an Annual Report that addresses the needs of its diverse range of stakeholders in a clear and concise manner, without heavy use of technical terms," she said.

Orla O’Gorman, Head of Equity Listings Ireland at Euronext Dublin, said  that Euronext is a proud sponsor of these awards that recognises excellence in financial reporting.

"The annual report is one of the most powerful communication tools that a company has in order to communicate its financial performance, strategy and corporate governance to stakeholders. Companies should be embracing digitisation in order to increase their audiences and engage directly with them by making their annual reports more dynamic and interactive. In particular, we were delighted to have the best digital award again this year to reward achievement in this increasingly important area,” she said.

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