Laois based company, Dunmasc Genetics Limited, has been nominated to represent Laois at the 24th National Enterprise Awards which will be held in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin on May 23rd.

Founded in 2014 by Laois native Stephen Dowling, the company has established itself as a leader in the training, sales, and service of germinal products in Ireland.

Dunmasc Genetics has gained a strong market share in Ireland and has expanded into the international market over the last 3 years, and currently employs 9 full-time employees.  The company has   customers in 23 countries across various continents.

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Pictured from left to right are Evelyn Reddin, (Head of Enterprise), Stephen Dowling, (Founder of Dunmasc Genetics Ltd), Paschal McEvoy (Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council) and Linda Meredith (Business Advisor)

Dunmasc Genetics has availed of various LEO supports which has enabled the growth and development of the business over the years.  In recent times, they have completed a 6-month intensive Export Development Programme and has received a Trading Online Voucher to further develop their online presence. 

Speaking about the Awards, Evelyn Reddin, Head of Enterprise said “I would like to congratulate Stephen and his team on their achievements to-date and wish them all the best in the next stage of the competition.  The National Enterprise Awards is an opportunity to highlight the contribution small businesses make to the local economy and Laois is proud to be represented by Dunmasc Genetics Ltd at these Awards.”

Dunmasc Genetics Ltd will now be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €35,000 winner’s prize fund as national judging gets underway.  Categories this year include ‘Best Export Business,’ ‘Best Start-Up’ and ‘Innovation,’ along with “One to Watch” and a “Sustainability / Green” award in addition to eight regional awards.