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National Enterprise Awards Final

Media Release

09 June 2022




Tantek4D, who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Sligo, were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin, are in their 23rd year and are run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices.


The Company, which provides cutting-edge solutions to its customers in Ireland and Europe, took home the North West Regional award. Tantek 4D carries out an expansive range of services within the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry, throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. Combining over 30 years’ experience within the business, Tantek 4D has worked hard to develop its reputation as a business that delivers 4D scenario planning and digital transformation to companies working in complex environments to drive better outcomes on time, within budget, and in a safe and sustainable manner. Tantek currently employs 8 staff. Tantek 4D follows in the footsteps of previous Sligo winners such as Studyclix, Quickcrop, Verus Precision and Clanwilliam Health (Socrates) Ltd.


Speaking after receiving the North-West Regional Award, Paul Tansey, CTO & Co-Founder of Tantek 4D said: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award. It clearly demonstrates our success in helping companies with their digital transformation and further reinforces our ambition to become a global leader in advancing the use of digital technologies within the AECO industry. We would also like to thank LEO Sligo for all their help and support over the past few years.”


John Reilly, Head of Enterprise, Sligo County Council, said: “. I would like to congratulate Conor, Paul and the entire team at Tantek 4d for winning this award. We here at Local Enterprise Office Sligo would like to wish the Tantek Team continued success with their ambitious and exciting growth plans and we look forward to continued employment growth both here at their base in Sligo and beyond.


Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Cllr. Paul Taylor said: “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Conor and Paul and all the team at Tantek 4D for securing this prestigious national award. Their highly innovative business is adding to the employment base locally and now they stand on the threshold of international growth, and I wish them every success in their international endeavours.”


The overall winner at the National Enterprise Awards was Wicklow aquaculture and offshore wind company, Aqualicense. Established in 2019 by Kate Dempsey the company has gone from strength to strength. The company engages in consultation, planning, legal compliance and project delivery on behalf of companies in the aquaculture and offshore renewable energy industries. They expanded their operations into the highly regulated offshore renewable energy sector in 2021 which has helped the company grow considerably and they are now looking to expand their expertise into new markets internationally.  


Several other companies won across a range of categories at the Awards, which were established by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate the impact and quality of small businesses across the country.


The National Enterprise Awards are one of a number of initiatives that the Local Enterprise Offices run, to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Others include Local Enterprise Week, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Women’s Enterprise Day and Local Enterprise Showcase. The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland. Established in 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. Since their inception eight years ago, the Local Enterprise Offices have helped create over 20,000 jobs across the country. The LEOs work with thousands of client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses. For more information see