Making It Happen! Finalists Chosen for the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019

10 Finalists in the Fingal Region have been shortlisted for a share of a prize fund of €15,000. The Overall winner will represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards in May

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the Fingal Enterprise Awards (FEA). Ten businesses have been chosen, all of which are due to face a grilling from the LEO Fingal independent panel of judges. Following their visit to the Fingal Dragon’s Den, the ten applicants will be centre-stage at the FEA event during Local Enterprise Week, where they will be interviewed by Conall O Móráin.

The FEA competition is organised annually by the LEO Fingal to acknowledge and highlight the achievements of small businesses. This is part of a national competition in which one overall winner from each of the 31 LEOs will compete for the National Enterprise Awards. The competition is open only to businesses that have received financial support or investment from LEO Fingal.

The awards ceremony "Making it Happen!" will take place on the evening of Thursday 7th March in the Atrium of County Hall in Swords. Each of these finalists will be awarded a €1,000 prize for their business, with the overall winner securing the top prize of €5,000 to be invested in their business.

FEA 2019 Finalists

Congratulating the ten finalists, Paul Reid, Chief Executive at Fingal County Council commented:  “The National Enterprise Awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of Ireland’s small businesses and each of the ten finalists selected are very deserving winners, because of the impact that they have already made on their sector. I wish each of the ten finalists the best of luck in the competition and look forward to meeting them at the Awards event during Local Enterprise Week.

Head of Enterprise in Fingal, Oisin Geoghegan said: “This competition recognises the accomplishments and contribution of the small business sector to our economy. Fingal Local Enterprise Office is proud to have supported these finalists along their journey to success.

In alphabetical order, the ten Fingal Enterprise Awards finalists of 2019 are as follows:

  • Busterbox – a monthly subscription box service for dogs based in Ballycoolin
  • Celtic Candles – an eco-friendly candle manufacturer based in Baldoyle
  • Cult Drinks – an alcohol producer and brand innovator based in Donabate
  • Frequency – an internet-based communications system based in Portmarnock
  • Future Learning – a technology enhanced English language school in Malahide
  • Hidramed – a wound dressing system for people living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa based in Castleknock
  • Kianda – a cloud-based platform for paperless operations based in Blanchardstown
  • myPatientSpace – a digital patient engagement and platform from Malahide
  • PepTalk – a data driven employee wellbeing start-up company based in Lucan
  • The Wriggler by Pluxty – a portable changing mat designed specifically for babies who wriggle at nappy changing time, based in Malahide

Most places have now been booked but a small number are available to those that wish to attend this exciting networking event and highlight of Local Enterprise Week.