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Eight Leinster Companies Celebrate Business Awards

Eight leading Leinster based companies celebrated success at the Leinster final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which took place on 20th October at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Munster, Connacht and Ulster.

A total of 676 companies entered the Awards – the highest number ever, reflecting an increase of 7.8% on last year’s awards, and 260 of these entrants were Leinster businesses.

The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards provincial winners for Leinster are as follows:

  1. Business Start Up – DP Financial Ltd. t/a Rye River Brewing Company
  2. Small Business – The Grafton Barber
  3. Established SME – Integrity 360
  4. International Business – Netwatch
  5. Social Enterprise – Grow Dome Project
  6. Food & Drink – Clonarn Clover
  7. Agri Business – McCormack Farms Ltd
  8. Women Led Business – Polar Ice


Speaking at the Leinster awards, Olaf Fitzsimmons, Ulster Bank Regional Director, said: “The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are a mainstay in the Irish Business calendar. As well as finance, we are determined to help create a better environment for doing business in Ireland. Our mission to be number one for customer service, trust and advocacy is proven here today in our support for each and every one of these excellent businesses. I’d like to congratulate each of our winners and wish them the best of luck at the national final in December.”

The 2015 Ulster Bank Business Achiever will receive a comprehensive prize package including a €50,000 publishing bursary with the Irish Independent, business mentoring from Enterprise Ireland, a full service communications workshop, as well as national and regional PR coverage.

For further information on the 2015 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards and the provincial winners, go to You can also follow all the action on Twitter using @ulsterbank_baa and #businessachievers.

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