eir Business Supports the Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015

The inaugural eir Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015 have announced the shortlist of entries that include a number of household names such as Revive Active, Pieta House, iASC Seafood as well as some less known companies including Transfermate, Hanley Energy and Cup Print.

The eir Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015 are a unique recognition of the growth and ingenuity of the fastest growing businesses across Ireland and the specific reasons for their success. With a spotlight on innovation, international scalability, differentiation and strategic investment to the Irish economy, the Awards celebrate the success of Ireland’s fastest growing companies.  There are seven categories including Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging fast Company Awards, FMCG, Services and Technology.

Eavann Murphy, CCO of eir Business and one of the Judges of Awards comments, "Ireland has a rich history of entrepreneurship that is evident across SMEs through to large scale organisations. As a company that offers vital communications to over 90,000 business customers, eir Business understands the challenges these wonderful companies face and appreciate the value of their contribution to the domestic economy, to the communities they operate in and the positive reputational impact most have achieved on the international stage. We are honoured to be involved in these awards and excited to see who the ultimate winners will be later this month."

During the initial screening process, the judges were unanimous in their praise of the submissions and in particular their potential for fiscal growth which in many cases was against a backdrop of a deep economic recession. Speaking about the quality of applications, Ian Hyland, Chairman of the judging panel said that the eir Elevation Fast Company Awards illustrated a phenomenal growth story for Irish companies. "Across the nearly 200 applications received, many of our judges were amazed at the incredible revenue growth in these companies over such a short period and their potential for international scalability. All of the shortlisted companies are providing world-class services and within their offerings, there is definitely an opportunity to grow and diversify over the coming years" he added.

The Judges include eir Business’s Chief Commercial Officer Eavann Murphy, CEO Publisher Business & Finance Media Group Ian Hyland, CEO of  Ogilvy JP Donnelly, Former Vice President and General Manager at Intel Ireland Jim O’Hara, Chief Executive Topaz Emmet O’Neill, Dialogue Marketing Chairman Michael Killeen, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Darren Ryan, CEO of the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs Eoghan Stack, Heading up Sales at Linked Finance Tom O’Reilly, Intergrity360’s  Eoin Goulding, CEO of Irish Management Institute Dr Simon Boucher and Founder & Director of Future State Shay Lunch.

The eir Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015, which were free to enter, are the brainchild of Business & Finance Media and supported by eir Business. To purchase tickets to attend the eir Elevation Fast Company Awards Lunch in The Marker on November 20th please visit the  http://fastcompanyawards.com/ website.