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Announcing the 2019 bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards

Robyn Hamilton

Robyn Hamilton

Content Marketing Specialist

We’re delighted to announce that nominations for the annual bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards are now open! The ceremony will take place in the Round Room at The Mansion House on February 7th, 2019 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 two years of success with the National Consumer 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 third bonkers.ie Awards ceremony will take place in the spectacular Round Room at the Mansion House on February 7th, 2019. Legendary broadcaster Joe Duffy will act as MC for the night and magician, mentalist and hypnotist Keith Barry will wow guests with a spellbinding performance over 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 Friday, December 21st at 5pm.

The awards categories are as follows:

  • Best First-Time Buyer Mortgage 
  • Best Mortgage For Switchers 
  • Best Value Broadband (with or without a landline)
  • Best Value Broadband Bundle (Triple or Quad)
  • Best Bill Pay Mobile Phone Plan 
  • Best Prepay Mobile Phone Plan 
  • Best Energy Price Plan (New Customer)
  • Best Energy Price Plan (Existing Customer)
  • Best Customer Service 
  • Best Mobile App Experience 
  • Best Community or Charity Engagement
  • Best Marketing Campaign 
  • Best Customer Rewards or Loyalty Programme
  • Best Value Mortgage Protection 
  • Best Value Term Insurance 
  • GRAND PRIX: Best Consumer Business 2019

All award entries are judged by a carefully selected and independent panel of industry experts with years of experience in their chosen profession, with entrepreneur, broadcaster, and former 'dragon' Bobby Kerr chairing the judging panel.

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 last year where we were delighted to welcome over 250 representatives from some of the country’s best-known companies as well as members of the media, politicians and special guests.

  • Best Value First-time Buyer Mortgage - Permanent TSB

  • Best Mover Mortgage - KBC Ireland

  • Best Online Banking Experience - KBC Ireland

  • Best TV Experience - Sky Ireland 

  • Best Broadband (With or without a landline) - Pure Telecom

  • Best Bundle (Triple or Quad) - Virgin Media 

  • Best Mobile Phone Plan - Virgin Media

  • Best Consumer Business 2018 (Grand Prix) - Electric Ireland 

  • Best Energy Price Plan (New Customer) - Just Energy 

  • Best Energy Price Plan (Existing Customer) - Electric Ireland 

  • Best Energy Efficiency Service - Electric Ireland 

  • Best Customer Service - SSE Airtricity 

  • Best Community Sponsorship Engagement - Electric Ireland 

  • Best Marketing Campaign - Permanent TSB   

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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