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Enterprise Ireland awarded ‘Best Semi State Agency 2015’ at the InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards

Tom Hayes, Head of Enterprise Ireland's Micro Enterprise and Small Business Unit

The InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards 2015 were presented on Wednesday 9th December at Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. The winners were selected based on the broad criteria of growth, profile of business, range of services and customer care. With 28 categories the InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards provide a rare opportunity to gather together representatives from a wide variety of business sectors.

We are delighted to announce that this year Enterprise Ireland was named ‘Best Semi State Agency 2015’.

Tom Hayes picking up the Award on behalf of Enterprise Ireland said:

“This award is a testament to the hard work of all of my colleagues at Enterprise Ireland and in particular, our 5,000 client companies who have faced a number of challenging years. Thankfully, the economy is improving and our client companies are now, in the main, growing, which is good news for them, for the economy and for job creation. Last year, Enterprise Ireland client firms created almost 20,000 jobs, which was an increase of 8,500 jobs on the previous year. There are now more Irish companies exporting around the world in the history of the state, and the quality of start-ups is better than ever. We are honoured to receive this award from Chambers Ireland, who are making a massive contribution to supporting the business community across Ireland.”

The ‘Company of the Year Award’ was presented to Kilkenny based Glanbia. Carolan Lennon of eir Ireland was named ‘Businesswoman of the Year’. It was a successful day for eir who also took the ‘Special Merit Award’ for their work with Special Olympics and the ‘Best ICT Service Provider’. Pat McCann CEO of the Dalata Group was named the ‘Businessman of the Year’.

Legal Firm Eversheds were named ‘Business Law Firm of the Year’ for the second year while KPMG took the award for ‘Accountancy Firm of the Year’. Dublin Business School took the award for ‘Best Business School’ while Cityjet was named ‘Business Airline of the Year’.

Dublin Port was named ‘Best in Logistics’ with Shannon Heritage and Shannon Group being presented with the awards for ‘Best in Tourism’ and ‘Best Brand’.

Newstalk’s Breakfast Show was named the ‘Best Business Show’. The Skoda Superb took the award for ‘Fleet Car of the Year’ while the BMW 7 Series was named ‘Best Executive Car’.

Editor of InBusiness Joseph O'Connor said: “The awards aim to honour both companies and individuals across Ireland who have made an outstanding contribution to the Irish business community in 2015. We were delighted to recognise people and businesses that are constantly innovating and improving their service and customer offering.”

InBUSINESS Editors Choice Awards

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