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Announcing the 2018 bonkers.ie Awards

Robyn Hamilton

Robyn Hamilton

Content Marketing Specialist

We’re delighted to announce that nominations for the second annual bonkers.ie Awards are now open! The ceremony will take place in the Round Room at The Mansion House on February 8th, 2018 for a celebration of excellence in customer value.

As Ireland’s leading free-to-consumer, impartial online comparison and switching service, bonkers.ie is the crossroad at which many consumers make some of their biggest financial decisions.

After the warm reception and success of last year’s inaugural bonkers.ie Awards, we have decided to once again, celebrate the excellence in consumer services in Ireland with a black-tie awards ceremony.

The big night

The second bonkers.ie Awards ceremony will take place in the spectacular Round Room at the Mansion House on February 8th, 2018 and will be hosted by RTÉ’s Joe Duffy.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception followed by a gala dinner.

We are accepting nominations from all consumer-facing organisations in Ireland that love to go above and beyond for their customers. The closing date is Tuesday, November 28th at 5pm.

The awards categories are as follows:

  • Best Value First-time Buyer Mortgage

  • Best Mover Mortgage

  • Best Online Banking Experience

  • Best TV Experience

  • Best Broadband (With or without a landline)

  • Best Bundle (Triple or Quad)

  • Best Mobile Phone Plan

  • Best Consumer Business 2018 (Grand Prix)

  • Best Energy Price Plan (New Customer)

  • Best Energy Price Plan (Existing Customer)

  • Best Energy Efficiency Service

  • Best Customer Service

  • Best Community Sponsorship Engagement

  • Best Marketing Campaign

The categories will be judged by a team consisting of 13 industry experts, headed by chairperson Bobby Kerr.

Last year’s winners

Our goal with these awards is to reflect what’s happening in the market and to capture the categories that are of the greatest interest to consumers.

We felt that this was achieved to great effect at the first bonkers.ie Awards and we were delighted to welcome over 250 representatives of Ireland’s outstanding consumer facing companies to the ceremony. See below for a full list of last year’s winners:

  • Best Value Current Account - KBC

  • Best Value First-Time Buyer Mortgage - KBC

  • Best Value Switcher Mortgage - KBC

  • Best in Mortgage Protection Insurance - Royal London

  • Best Broadband Bundle - Virgin Media

  • Best Broadband Only Deal - Virgin Media

  • Best TV Deal - Virgin Media

  • Best Energy Deal - Energia

  • Best Innovation in Energy - Pinergy

  • Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Bank of Ireland

  • Best Online Customer Support Team - SSE Airtricity

  • Best Customer Service - SSE Airtricity    

Enter now

We are now accepting entries on bonkersawards.ie/nominations and we look forward to receiving yours!

Speaking at the launch of the awards, bonkers.ie Managing Director, David Kerr said: “With over 1 million users per year, our mission at bonkers.ie is to help Irish householders find the very best value for money and service in energy, broadband & TV, insurance and banking.

This is important to individual households and also to the competitiveness of our national economy. We aim to drive a culture of excellence by shining a light on, and celebrating the best of consumer value and service nationally.”


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