Shortlisted as finalists for a top award at the SFA National Small Business Awards 2018.

Another fantastic announcement this week. We are thrilled to be shortlisted in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards and are hoping to bring home the award for Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Energia at next year’s gala prize giving ceremony in the RDS in February.

The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small businesses in Ireland and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business community to the Irish economy.

Speaking at the launch of the awards in September, An Taoiseach said, “”Every day 700,000 people across Ireland go to work in small firms and make an important contribution to their local communities and our economy. The SFA Awards are a great way to showcase the many successes of Irish small businesses, which help support the livelihood of families in every county nationwide. The Government is committed to supporting small firms as a vital part of our local and national economy and we will continue to build a business friendly environment in which they can thrive.”

We look forward to actively participating in the fantastic line up of events for all shortlisted businesses, which includes a strategic management masterclass weekend, participation in a Business Connect event, as well as broad-ranging national and local media coverage opportunities.

Here is the full list of categories and finalists;

38 companies have been selected as finalists, from 13 different counties, across eight categories.

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

  • Aldar Tissues – Dublin
  • Briody Bedding – Meath
  • CUBE – Limerick
  • Future Grass Technology – Carlow
  • Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers – Mayo
  • Leinster Environmentals – Louth

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

  • Good4U – Sligo
  • Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers – Mayo
  • Oishii Foods – Dublin
  • Pip and Pear Chilled Baby Food – Waterford
  • Revive Active – Galway
  • The Tipperary Cheese Company – Tipperary

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

  • Adams & Butler – Dublin
  • Home Instead Senior Care – Dublin
  • – Dublin
  • Irish Tax Rebates – Kildare
  • Kerona Scientific – Dublin
  • Revolve Marketing and PR – Dublin

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

  • Coyle Group – Dublin
  • Earth’s Edge – Dublin
  • Loughran Family Malt – Louth
  • Mezzo Music Academy – Dublin
  • Modus Energy – Kilkenny
  • – Dublin

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

  • Aalto Bio Reagents – Dublin
  • APTVISION – Dublin
  • CLIRINX – Dublin
  • Easydry – Louth
  • Future Grass Technology – Carlow
  • Sonitus Systems – Dublin

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

  • Aldar Tissues – Dublin
  • Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre – Wexford
  • Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers – Mayo
  • Starting Small Standing Tall – Limerick

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

  • Adams & Butler – Dublin
  • Easydry – Louth
  • Good4U – Sligo
  • Kerona Scientific – Dublin
  • Kora Healthcare – Dublin
  • PolyPico Technologies – Galway
  • Prodigy Learning – Dublin

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

  • Duffy Chartered Engineers IRL – Louth
  • Happy Scribe – Dublin
  • Heatese – Meath
  • Medlaw Reporting – Dublin
  • Zoan BioMed – Galway

We’ll be sharing our journey as a nominee through our social media pages over the coming weeks. Stay tuned.