The awards, now in their seventh year, took place in the Round Room at the Mansion House and were hosted by podcaster and comedian Jarlath Regan.
Our annual awards are always a big night in the bonkers.ie calendar!
The awards are about celebrating companies that provide exceptional value and service to consumers in Ireland and this year there were over 30 companies represented in 17 award categories.
Due to the pandemic, it was the first time in three years that we were able to meet up in person, and in style, so we didn't hold back with the celebrations at the black-tie event.
The event was presided over by Irish comedian and podcaster Jarlath Regan, assuming the mantle with aplomb for the fourth year in a row, while Keith Barry wowed guests with a mid-dinner mind-blowing performance.
Speaking about the event, the founder and Group CEO of bonkers.ie, David Kerr said: “The past 12 months have been extremely tough for consumers with mortgage rate hikes, record energy prices and a cost-of-living crisis to contend with. So this year’s awards are particularly important as they recognise the companies that went above and beyond for consumers in a particularly challenging year."
Sky, Permanent TSB and Rural WiFi were all big winners at this year's event.
Sky won three awards: best innovation for Sky Glass, best bundle, as well the coveted Grand Prix for best consumer business 2023.
Permanent TSB picked up two awards: best mortgage for first-time buyers and best current account, just pipping Revolut.
Rural WiFi won for best customer service, with the judges commending the company's small but focussed team which takes a hugely customer-centric approach to all aspects of its business.
In the insurance categories, Royal London won best mortgage protection for the fifth year in a row while Zurich Life won for best term insurance.
Commenting on the The Grand Prix winner, Chairperson of the judging panel, Bobby Kerr said: "All the winners at today’s awards have shown excellence in consumer value. But Sky stood out this year for its commitment to innovation, value, as well as its efforts to reward loyalty."
|Best term insurance||Zurich Life|
|Best sim-only deal||48|
|Best rewards or loyalty programme||Revolut Rewards|
|Best community or charity engagement||Flogas|
|Best credit card||An Post Money Flex Card|
|Best mortgage for switchers||Avant Money|
|Best electricity provider||Electric Ireland|
|Best broadband provider||Eir|
|Best innovation||Sky Glass|
|Best mortgage for first-time buyers||Permanent TSB|
|Best mortgage protection||Royal London|
|Best retrofit service||Electric Ireland Superhomes|
|Best gas provider||SSE Airtricity|
|Best current account||Permanent TSB|
|Best customer service||Rural WiFi|
|Grand Prix: Best Consumer Business||Sky|
During the awards we ran a competition giving attendees the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see Sam Smith in the 3Arena. To be in with a chance of winning guests just had to tweet using the hashtag #bonkersawards.
We'd lots of great tweets on the night but there could be only one winner...
Congratulations to Emma Forsyth - we hope you enjoy your prize!
On behalf of the entire bonkers.ie team, we'd like to thank everyone who came to the awards ceremony and who helped make it such a special occasion.
We'd also like to thank our hosts, the Round Room, our presenter Jarlath Regan and Keith Barry.
And finally we'd like to give a huge thank you to our esteemed panel of judges.
These awards, which have grown in size and stature each year, are so important because they help consumers make better informed decisions by showcasing the companies that go the extra mile and provide excellent value to consumers in Ireland.
We look forward to doing it all again next year!