The Award


The presentation piece reflects Irish Culture.The brown bull of Ulster is a symbol of strength in business while the salmon reflects wisdom, knowledge and enterprise.The Harp represents Ireland, a coming together in harmony and shared experience while the oak leaves and acorns are to remind us that from small beginnings great things can grow reflecting a sense of enterprise in business.

The egg shape which gives the overall form of the design is synonymous with the artist, David Esler, present in many of his commissions and reflects new beginnings, life and ideas.

The materials used to produce the award marry together the traditional crafts of Ireland and new technology.

The design is by David Esler AMGP of Leadlines & david esler stained glass studio based in Donegore, County Antrim.

David has developed a strong distinctive style of work.

Inspiration comes from poetry, nature and symbolism which influence the themes and narratives of each commission.