Success for Fingal company WeBringg at National Enterprise Awards

Success for Fingal company WeBringg at National Enterprise Awards

Dublin Regional Award won by Local Enterprise Office-backed company as ‘20 Years of Winners’ are celebrated at National Enterprise Awards in the Mansion House

‘WeBringg’ from Fingal have been announced as the Dublin Regional Award Winners at the 2018 National Enterprise Awards, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, at the Mansion House, Dublin yesterday evening (May 24th).

Backed by Local Enterprise Office Fingal, Alan Hickey and Sean Murray set up the company in (2016) to deliver online sales orders innovatively, turning the traditional 2/3-day delivery wait time into 90 minutes.

The announcement was made yesterday evening in the Mansion House by the Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D. The Minister also presented awards to ‘Terra Liquid Minerals’ for the overall title (supported by LEO Kildare).

Congratulating the local winners, Oisin Geoghegan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Fingal and Chair of the Local Enterprise Office Network said: “The National Enterprise Awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of Ireland’s small businesses and WeBringg are very deserving winners of this award, because of the impact that they have already made on their sector. This award recognises that their business has international appeal and Local Enterprise Office Fingal is proud to have supported them along their journey to success.”

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid also congratulated WeBringg: “I am delighted that Alan and Sean’s innovation and endeavour is once again being recognised at a national level. They have been fantastic ambassadors for Fingal and I am looking forward to seeing them scale their business over the coming years and creating jobs in the region”.

Minister Breen said: “The National Enterprise Awards are a fitting way to recognise the contribution of Ireland’s most innovative, strategic and adaptive businesses, and to put their success stories into the national spotlight as an example to others.  I would like to congratulate all the micro-enterprises and small businesses that are being celebrated here tonight.  This year’s winners, like all those in previous years, represent the backbone of Ireland’s enterprise success and contribute hugely to the economic vibrancy of their respective regions.  All this year’s finalists and winners have been supported by my Department through the Local Enterprise Office network.  I would like to pay tribute to the hard work and vision of the network, and would encourage those with business ideas to get in touch with their local office for expert guidance and advice.”

The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities celebrated ‘20 Years of Winners’ at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, which was originally set up in 1998 to celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s micro-enterprises and small businesses. Also in attendace last night from Fingal were Integrated Facility Solutions Ltd and Simtech Aviation, both former overall winners of the National Enterprise Awards.

According to a survey by the Local Enterprise Offices, previous winners of the National Enterprise Awards now employ 832 people and generate €131 million in sales annually, including €58 million worth of export sales to 52 countries. 11 former winners, such as Irish Yogurts, Obelisk and DigiWeb, scaled-up their businesses since winning a National Enterprise Award to become Enterprise Ireland clients.