SMEs Revealed As Fingal Enterprise Award Finalists

Award Winner '14 to be announced at Ireland’s biggest Enterprise Week

Four local enterprises have been unveiled as the finalists for this year’s Fingal Enterprise Awards, the winner of which will be revealed during Fingal Enterprise Week 2014, the largest and most successful local Enterprise Week in Ireland with 16 major business events and more than 1,500 small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are expected to attend from 6th to 10th October.

The four finalists for this year’s Fingal Enterprise Awards come from a broad range of business sectors, including Software, Babywear design, Innovation and Sports Science.

  • Motorcheck, based in Swords, supplies consumers and motor related industries with automotive data;
  • Happynest in Blanchardstown is an Irish brand of premium quality reversible nursery products and babywear;
  • Stayhold also based in Swords is a start-up offering a simple solution for people carrying goods in their car boot;
  • NADA (National Athlete Development Academy) provides coaching, exercise and sport science services to athletes at its 10,000 square foot facility in Dublin 15. 

The winner of the 2014 Fingal Enterprise Awards will be announced during the ‘Success Leaves Clues’ networking event in The Grand Hotel, Malahide on Thursday 9th October. Hosted by broadcaster Ian Guider, the Keynote Speaker will be Sean Gallagher who will share business lessons learned both from his own experience and that of Irish entrepreneurs around the country. Also to be announced at the event will be the young entrepreneurs chosen to represent Fingal in the €2million ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition.

Last year’s Fingal Enterprise Award winner was Celtic Rider, a motorcycle rental and self-guided tour business based in Blanchardstown. Set up in 2007 by Paul and Siobhan Rawlins, Celtic Rider went on to be a finalist in the National Enterprise Awards in November 2013. The winner of Fingal Enterprise Awards 2014 will go forward to represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards.

Fingal Enterprise Week 2014 is taking place in venues across Fingal. Get further information and book now via this website.

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Fingal Enterprise Award Finalists 2014 Announced

Pictured Above: Martin Kennedy, CEO, NADA, Christine Carolan, Director and Designer, Happynest, Oisin Geoghegan, Head of Local Enterprise Office Fingal, Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council, Michael Culleton, Managing Director, Stayhold and Michael Rochford, Managing Director, Motorcheck.