SFA Announces Small Business Awards Finalists

05 Dec 2016 | 06.25 am

SFA Announces Small Business Awards Finalists

35 companies in eight categories

05 Dec 2016 | 06.25 am

The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017 have been announced by Patricia Callan, SFA Director.

The awards prize package for all finalists includes an exhibition stand at the SFA National Small Business Showcase in the RDS in February 2017, a strategic management masterclass weekend, and five complimentary tickets to the gala prize giving ceremony which will take place in the RDS in March 2017.

The overall winner will also receive a bursary of €5,000 to present to a charity of their choice and a responsible business practices check-up and action plan from Business in the Community Ireland.

MANUFACTURING CATEGORY FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Energia

  • Briody Bedding – Meath
  • JPK Fencing Systems – Galway
  • Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers – Mayo
  • Keogh’s Crisps – Dublin
  • Simpli Baked – Offaly
  • Ventac – Kildare

FOOD & DRINK CATEGORY FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Bord Bia

  • Goodness Grains Gluten Free Bakery – Longford
  • Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers – Mayo
  • Keogh’s Crisps – Dublin
  • Simpli Baked – Offaly
  • The Foods of Athenry – Galway
  • Wexford Home Preserves – Wexford

SERVICES CATEGORY FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Three

  • Adams & Butler – Dublin
  • Catering Disposables– Dublin
  • Dualtron – Dublin
  • Kinetics Process Consultants – Cork
  • The Gaiety School of Acting – Dublin
  • Vibes and Scribes – Cork

OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS FINALISTS (up to five employees), sponsored by AIB

  • Big Red Barn – Mayo
  • Bike Park Ireland – Tipperary
  • Coyle Group – Dublin
  • EireChrom – Tipperary and Cork
  • Sweetspot Sourcing – Kildare
  • TheTaste.ie – Dublin

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

  • Aalto Bio Reagents – Dublin
  • Bizimply – Dublin
  • Emydex Technology – Dublin
  • Herdwatch – Tipperary
  • Sea Change – Kildare
  • Ventac- Wicklow

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

  • JPK Fencing Systems – Galway
  • Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers – Mayo
  • Killary Adventure Company – Galway
  • Oriel Marine Extracts – Louth
  • Ryans Cleaning -Tipperary

SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by DHL Express

  • Adams & Butler – Dublin
  • Aalto Bio Reagents – Dublin
  • Emydex Technology – Dublin
  • Kinetics Process Consultants – Cork
  • Prodigy Learning – Dublin
  • Ventac – Wicklow

EMERGING NEW BUSINESSES (up to 50 employees and under 2 years in business), sponsored by IE Domain Registry

  • Ann Marie’s Dressing Room – Cork
  • CLIRINX – Dublin
  • CyberSmarties – Limerick
  • Epic Ireland – Dublin
  • SalesOptimize – Dublin

 

Photo: Fiona Craul (left) and Susan Dempsey, founders of Sweetspot Sourcing

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