National Enterprise Awards 2022- let’s meet all our National Finalists!

Feedalpha Group Limited (Local Enterprise Office Carlow)


Feedalpha is a data-driven platform that helps customers to build brand presence, promote products and services and engage with customers on social media at scale. Having secured private funding they are growing the team and actively targeting customers across the globe from the head office in Carlow

Áine’s Chocolate Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Cavan)


Áine’s Chocolate Ltd, located in Stradone Village in County Cavan, was founded by Master Chocolatier, Ann Rudden in 1999. Ann creates premium chocolate products with only the purest, natural ingredients, supplying all the major retail multiples in Ireland, exporting to Europe, Dubai and the UK, including Harrods in London.

Torpey Hurleys (Local Enterprise Office Clare)
Torpey are the leading hurley brand in the GAA. They are focused on product performance and innovation. Traditionally a craft-based ash hurley manufacturer, Torpey has developed engineering manufacturing capabilities and is now widely recognised as the highest quality provider of hurleys in Ireland (Ash and Bambú), with their latest product innovation Torpey Bambú the flagship product.

SmartRoutes (Local Enterprise Office Cork City)

Cork City
SmartRoutes is a total delivery management software for anyone from small businesses to large logistics teams. It allows you to plan and optimize your routes while tracking drivers and capturing proof-of-delivery.

RetroKit Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West)

Cork North West
RetroKit provides software solutions to local authorities, housing associations, one stop shops and sustainable energy communities in Ireland. The RetroKit platform was designed by our team of six energy and software engineers based in West Cork. RetroKit’s vision is to be the best in class tool supporting retrofitting in Europe

Secora Consulting Limited (Local Enterprise Office Donegal)

Secora Consulting is focused on assisting you with your cybersecurity requirements, we understand the daily challenges of keeping your business secure. Our goal is to improve your cybersecurity operations, providing peace of mind in an ever-evolving threat landscape. At Secora Consulting we take your security as seriously as our own.

The Ink Spot Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Dublin City)

Dublin city
The Ink Spot Ltd. is a family run business and a market leader in packaging and offset printing. Many supermarket products are packaged in materials designed and printed by the company using recycled cardboard. The end user can also recycle the materials keeping the carbon footprint of the product to a minimal level.

VivaGreen (Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown)


VivaGreen is a small Irish company located in Deansgrange Business Park, Co Dublin founded in 1998. VivaGreen manufactures a large range of products made from plant-based and biodegradable ingredients and develops products that meet peoples’ needs, while also trying to protect the environment. VivaGreen exports 48% of what it manufactures here in Ireland.

Farmony (Local Enterprise Office Fingal)

Farmony is an insight focused company that delivers innovative technology, enabling our customers to meet consumer demands for fresh, great tasting and pesticide free food, locally and sustainably year round.

Connemara Carpets Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Galway)

Founded in1970, the business continues today to make beautifully hand-crafted rugs for discerning customers, clients who seek a truly beautiful and uniquely designed hand-made rug for their home, office boardroom or lobby. All our rugs and carpets are hand-made on our premises here in the West of Ireland. Our rugs and carpets don the floors of Corporate Boardrooms, world renowned Hotel lobbies, Palaces and Parliaments throughout the world.

Athena Analytics (Local Enterprise Office Kerry)

Athena Analytics provide software the “Athena Tracker” to educational institutions. This software uses machine learning to identify a student's potential. The student's performance throughout school is then tracked against this for the purpose of highlighting when they dip below their own unique potential and may require some additional support. Each student's pathway through school is unique. Success is different for each student. Traditionally academic tracking is focused on both the high achievers and the students that require most support. Our software aims to ensure that every student gets this type of attention and no student gets missed in a busy school system.

Acorn Star Limited (Local Enterprise Office Kildare)

AcornStar Ltd is an Education Technology company that delivers next-generation digital learning solutions. Their vision is to redefine how education is delivered to the next generation, inspiring educational resources and technology, such as Augmented Reality, that connects and engages with learners globally to transform the learning experience. ‘Transforming Education through Technology’.

Cushendale Woollen Mills (Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny)

Cushendale Woollen Mills crafts unique contemporary Irish textiles with an unrivalled provenance dating back to the 13th Century. The family business crafts textiles of Irish wool, mohair and lambswool, in small batches from fleece to fabric, ensuring exceptional quality for the home and international market

Salutem Insights Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Laois)

We provide all types of health economic and outcomes research, such as health technology assessment (HTA) submissions, burden of illness reports, systematic reviews, and economic models. We also provide training on health economics subject matter, economic modelling and on ensuring that the high standards required for completion of HTA submissions are met.

Blakes Always Organic Ltd. (Local Enterprise Office Leitrim)

Blakes Always Organic Ltd. manufactures and distributes a range of premium organic dairy and coffee products for sale through independent and multiple retail channels in IOI. All products are manufactured and packaged in Leitrim. We have multiple new products in development and are exploring the EU for exporting opportunities.

KDI Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Limerick)

KDI (Kileely Dromkeen Innovation Ltd.), a community founded and owned business, deliver total waste management solutions for the commercial sector to help companies achieve waste minimization and meet sustainable reuse and recycling goals. The company has moved to a national client base and its products are exported internationally.

Cirtex Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Longford)

Based in Longford, Cirtex Ltd. Manufactures thermal and acoustic insulation, floor underlay, arena fibre and insulator pads for mattresses and furniture cushioning. The innovative and sustainable product-range is made from upcycling textiles, which reduces landfill and harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The product range is nearing market readiness and has a fantastic order-book.

Phytaphix (Local Enterprise Office Louth)


Phytaphix, is a multi-award winning supplier of functional foods and supplements based on proven clinical research by founder, Dr. Conor Kerley. Phytaphix won the 2021 World Food Innovation Award. The business is currently exporting to over 25 countries and are the only nutrition company that is 100% Irish owned, manufactured, packaged, using Irish ingredients and run by an Irish doctor.

Cubbie (Local Enterprise Office Mayo)

A BETTER WAY TO REGULATE AUTISTIC STUDENTS AND THOSE WITH SENSORY NEEDS. Regulation is personalised, predictable and reliable. It is achieved in less than 15 minutes with light supervision. Students with autism and sensory needs spend more time being productively educated and less time away from the classroom.

Robo Apply Ltd. (Local Enterprise Office Meath)

Robo Apply Ltd. manufactures preprint, and print apply label applicators, to apply labels fully automatically to product, in both the packaging, and pharma industries. The Robo RA-03 can apply labels with placement accuracies of 0.01mm, and speeds of up to 3 labels per minute. All machines are customized, and manufactured locally, using machined components designed, and assembled at our facility in Ballivor.

Streat School (Local Enterprise Office Monaghan)


Streat School is the First end-to-end solution for Start-Ups and existing companies wanting to establish or pivot into a street food business. Streat School provides all the tools required for our customers in Ireland & UK to get their eats to the streets, including:

• Bespoke 2.8 meter custom branded Hot Food & Coffee trailers.
• Custom manufactured Catering equipment for trailers
• In-House branding & design services.
• Private workshops to mentor clients.
• An evergrowing digital street food community

Acoustic Interiors Limited (Local Enterprise Office Offaly)


Acoustic Interiors provides noise reduction solutions, nationally and internationally, to the residential, commercial, entertainment, educational and medical sectors. We strive to improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of people through the use of good acoustic design. We offer a full turnkey solution from Investigation to consulting, design, build/fit-out, test and sign-off.

Studio Meala Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Roscommon)

Studio Meala is a creatively led Animation Studio putting creativity through collaboration above everything. We develop and produce high end, cutting-edge animation across multiple genres. Specialising in 2D hand-drawn paperless animation, Studio Meala works with some of the best animation talent worldwide through a hybrid of local and remote productions

Tantek Digital Solutions T/A Tantek4D (Local Enterprise Office Sligo)

Tantek 4D is one of Ireland, the UK and Europe's most exciting Digital Engineering companies to emerge. The company carries out an expansive range of Digital services within the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry, throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Ground Wellbeing (Local Enterprise Office South Cork)

South Cork
Handmade at the kitchen table in lockdown, GROUND Wellbeing was born in a quest to make sustainable selfcare accessible to all. These oils & balms are 100% natural, aromatherapy products blended to relief anxiety, insomnia and menopause. Stocked nationally in Brown Thomas and partnered with Ireland’s finest Spas including The Europe, The Shelbourne, KClub, Mount Juliet, Hayfield Manor, Fota Resort, GROUND Wellbeing offers the best in holistic treatments for sleep, grounding, gut health & pregnancy, now showcased internationally at The Rosewood Hong Kong & Madrid and The Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh.

SBA Murphy Ltd T/A BiaBelle Beauty (Local Enterprise Office South Dublin)

South Dublin
BiaBelle Beauty is a luxury cosmetic and self-tanning brand, creating high quality products at an affordable price. Our products are vegan friendly with recyclable packaging. BiaBelle Beauty is an Irish family business founded by sisters Aoibhinn and Bláthnaid Murphy along with their mother Susan.

Premier Fire Products T/A Waxies (Local Enterprise Office Tipperary)

Premier Fire products was established in 2014. We manufacture eco friendly fire lighters. Our product range includes traditional household fire lighters and BBQ fire lighters. All products are made from recycled wax and saw dust. Our retail under the brand name Waxies for the household fire lighters and WaxiStix for the BBQ Fire lighter.

O'Connell Whiskey Merchants (Local Enterprise Office Waterford)


We are an independent bottler and bonder of premium small-batch spirits, especially Irish whiskey. We export into nine marketsbacross Ireland, Europe, the US and South Africa. Our warehouse and bottling line are in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, next to the Waterford Greenway in a 19th century workhouse and store house.

Strikebox Engineering (Local Enterprise Office Westmeath)

Founded in 2010, and based in Mullingar, Strikebox is an innovative and award-winning stainless-steel fabrication company. It’s customer base includes many of the world’s largest pharma companies. Strikebox has progressed from making bespoke pieces to order to making its own range of high-end totes, filtration and pumping systems.

Professional Hair Labs (Local Enterprise Office Wexford)

Professional Hair Labs are a manufacturer of cutting edge cosmetic products, pushing the boundaries of cosmetic innovation to bring niche solutions to the marketplace. Known best for their innovation surrounding cosmetic bonding adhesives for hair replacement, their GHOSTBOND product is the current global leading brand.

Aqualicense Ltd (Local Enterprise Office Wicklow)

Aqualicense are a marine planning company with a difference. Focusing on the Aquaculture and Offshore Renewable Energy industries, Aqualicense ensure that projects adopt the approach of inclusive multiple use of space, bioremediation, production of seafood, and equitable marine development so that our client’s projects stand out as being viable, innovative and best practice.