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Business Choice Winner 2013 is TenderScout

On Thursday night, in no small part with thanks to SmallBusinessCan, TenderScout beat off fierce competition from Chambers Ireland, ISME, Media HQ and Great National Hotels and Resorts to win the Business Choice category at the Eircom Spiders. The event, held in the National Conference Centre was attended by over 700 digital leaders and hosted by Neil Delamere. Neil, a former work collegue of TenderScout CEO Tony Corrigan, presented the […]

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Business Achievers: Sipfit

Business Achievers Sipfit was established in 2009 to carry out Research & Development into Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). The research sought to develop solutions to meet the opportunities arising from the legislation surrounding the Governments Low Carbon Transition Plan. Sipfit manufacture structurally insulated panels (SIPs) as a means of providing sustainable off-site manufactured fast-track building solutions with high thermal efficiency Sipfit deliver a “Fabric First” methodology through large format […]

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Business Achievers: Irish Yoghurts

Business achievers Irish Yogurts was established in 1994 by Diarmuid O’Sullivan with the aim of producing traditional churn made yogurt to be supplied to retail outlets nationwide. Produced in Diarmuid’s native Clonakilty, West Cork, the company has 140 employees and operates from two sites in the town, using milk from the O’Sullivan family farm. With over 100 yogurt products on the market across 10 ranges the company sold 52 million […]

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Business Achievers; Capstone Design

Business Achievers Capstone designs, deploys, manages and supports real-time communication networks across multiple geographical locations through a team of highly skilled technical architects, engineers and project managers. Established in 2007 with the initial vision to address the communication technology needs of the Irish market, Capstone has grown to become an international systems integrator supporting over 300 client sites across 28 countries in EMEA, Asia-Pacific and The Americas with clients such […]

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Business Achievers; Knock Airport

Business Achievers Ireland West Airport Knock is held in trust for the people of the West of Ireland.  From humble beginnings 27 years ago, the airport is now the fastest growing airport in Ireland employing over 145 staff from the region. Contributing over €100m to the regional economy, the company is now serving 25 international destinations and almost 700,000 passengers annually. 2012 was Knock Airport’s busiest year since it opened […]

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Business Achievers; Foods of Athenry

Business Achievers finalist The Foods of Athenry is a family-owned, farm-based bakery that bakes additive-free premium products that are sold nationwide in major retailers, fine food stores and health food shops . http://youtu.be/dP80r04tYyo Established in 2004 by the Lawless family as a reaction to difficult farming conditions, the company now has two separate bakery units, one for wheat and spelt products, the other for certified  gluten-free products. In June 2011, just […]

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Winners of Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund

These are the winners of a total of €290,000 that has been awarded to 25 community-based organisations across the island of Ireland as part of the Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund. Launched in February, in association with The Community Foundation for Ireland, voluntary and community organisations were invited to submit applications for funding to support the development of local enterprise activity, financial education and financial inclusion initiatives in communities throughout […]

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Business Achievers; Mash Direct

Business Achievers Mash Direct are an independent, family owned farming and food production enterprise located at their farm in County Down, close to the shores of Strangford Lough. They are the market leaders in quality, convenient vegetable and potato dishes ranging from traditional accompaniments of mashed potato and champ to complete vegetable-based ready-meals. They supply a choice of over 30 ‘Mash Direct’ branded products to retailers ranging from small independent shops […]

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Business Achievers; Clare Crusaders

Business achievers and Social Enterprise – Clare Crusaders Children’s Charity, Clare The Clare Crusaders Children’s Charity was founded in 2005 by Ann Norton, Frank Cassidy and the late Howard Flannery, to provide much needed therapy to children with special needs in areas such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome. Located in Barefield, Co. Clare, the Clare Crusaders Children’s Clinic is run on a voluntary basis and provides a variety of therapies […]

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The Business Achievers Awards Gala night on video

The Business Achievers Awards Gala night was on at 30 May 2013 The regional business achievers finalists, all the important people from Ulster Bank and Fionan of SmallBusinessCan were gathered to see who would win. This video will tell you. It does not show the party afterwards…………. or Fionan the next morning. Over the next few days we will start featuring all the finalist.

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Social Enterprise Award finalist – Bryson Charitable Group

Bryson is Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, making a real difference to people’s lives for over 100 years and is now the 3rd largest social enterprise in the UK.  Operating seven distinct businesses with a combined turnover of £35m, it uses a modern business model to tackle our major socio-economic challenges; caring for vulnerable people and families, eradicating fuel poverty, getting people back into employment, assisting asylum-seekers, supporting black and […]

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Student Entrepreneurs Kick Off First Day at Winners’ Bootcamp

Award-winning student entrepreneurs from secondary schools across the country are, this week, applying their business acumen at the “Winners’ Bootcamp”, a four day business bootcamp, which commenced on Tuesday 4th June at the Nexus Innovation Centre in the University of Limerick. The 19 students, from secondary schools in Counties Dublin, Leitrim, Wexford, Monaghan, Kerry and Limerick, won prizes in the Senior Category at the Senior Enterprise Awards National Final in […]

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Social Enterprise Award winner – Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

The winner of the Social Enterprise catagory in the Business Achievers Awards is Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, Dublin. Judges were impressd with their growth, their ability to develop a national foot print and their expansion plans. Established in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland [formerly The Peter Bradley Foundation] is Ireland’s leading provider of flexible and tailor-made services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Their mission is to enable […]

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Winners of the Business Achiever Awards 2012

CDE Global has been crowned the ‘Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2012’ at the national final of the awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin. The awards, now in their 19th year, are in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland. Based in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, CDE Global is a leading supplier of washing equipment for quarries and mines on the global market. Through a dynamic […]

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Spotlight – P&G Cards – UB Business Achievers Finalist

Long, long time ago (in 1988) When the health cutbacks of the mid eighties resulted in Pauline Naughton losing her position as a nurse in Roscommon County Hospital, little did she know then that she would go on to set up and operate a very successful business which would become successful both on national and international markets. Having left her nursing position, she worked for a short period in her […]

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