Winners announced at County Enterprise Awards
Local Enterprise Office confirms name of company that will represent Wicklow at National Enterprise Awards in May
Goldfish Telecoms Ltd., based in Greystones, were the winners at this year’s County Enterprise Awards, organised by Local Enterprise Office Wicklow to celebrate Local Enterprise Week.
The cash prize of €2,000 went to Gordon O’Neill, CEO and founder of Goldfish Telecoms, who will represent the County Wicklow at the annual National Enterprise Awards in Dublin this May. Gordon also received a beautiful trophy, designed and made by Newtownmountkennedy- based ceramic artist, Magda Bethani.
Goldfish Telecoms was founded in tough times, in 2010. Despite that, this company now competes internationally in the challenging telecoms industry. Based in Greystones, this eight person team, has managed to secure blue-chip customers, as far afield as East Asia, to whom they supply ‘V.O.I.P.’ telephone systems and contact-centre management solutions. All of their technology is developed in-house.
Financial investment, and other support, from LEO Wicklow, combined with the drive and tenacity of its founder and team, has seen this business grow in size and value in the past number of years.
Having now reached the final of the National Enterprise Awards in May, Goldfish will be competing against 30 other companies from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund across thirteen categories.
Speaking at the ceremony, Sheelagh Daly, Head of Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Wicklow congratulated the local entrepreneurs, saying: “Goldfish Telecoms are very worthy winners of this major enterprise award, in recognition of what they have achieved here in the county. Because of their drive and determination, the company already employs eight people and plans to break into new markets in the very near future.”
Among the special guests at the ceremony was Bryan Doyle, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, who presented the prize to the winners.
The awards were just one of the many highlights of Local Enterprise Week, which started on Monday 6th March. All over the country, the 31 Local Enterprise Offices have been jointly running over 380 events aimed at start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in their area, to mark the week.
The County Enterprise Awards is run by Local Enterprise Office Wicklow in partnership with and competition updates can be found on www.localenterprise.ie