Galway Companies Recognised as Shining Lights of the Irish SME Sector

Element Software honoured for contribution to enterprise

Galway-based companies Clada Group, Element Software, neoSurgical, Ocean Harvest Technologies and Tree Light Pictures, were five of 63 companies acknowledged for their contribution to enterprise and innovation across the island of Ireland. They were awarded ‘Business Ambassador’ status by InterTradeIreland at a special event held in the Mansion House in Dublin. The event was hosted by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.

Shining Lights of Irish SME sector recognised as champions of enterprise and innovation…1-10-14<br /> Pic shows Galway businesses who were part of the 63 Irish SMEs awarded ‘Business Ambassador’ status by InterTradeIreland for their enterprise and innovation across the island of Ireland. From Left to right: Vincent O’Flaherty, Westway Health, Dorothy Creavan, Element Software, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, James Harkin, Element Software, Therese Mahony, Westway Health, Liam Harkin, Tree Light Pictures, and Grant Gilmore, InterTradeIreland.<br /> Pic. Keith Arkins No Repro Fee<br /> Further info:<br /> Karen Ferris / Morwenna Rice<br /> Drury Porter Novelli<br /> 086 3171248 / 086 1940069 (MR)<br /> karen.ferris@drurypn.ie / morwenna.rice@drurypn.ie

Every county in Ireland was represented by the Business Ambassadors, who were nominated as companies that had successfully embraced innovation; developed new cross-border markets or secured venture capital with InterTradeIreland’s support. Representing the full spectrum of industries, the 63 companies have generated approximately €20 million in additional business value to the Irish economy so far.

Element Software is a cutting edge mobile technology company with their fast-growing Element Wave product offering. Dorothy Creaven, co-founder of Element Software said:

We are delighted to be chosen as an InterTradeIreland Business Ambassador and look forward to continuing our growth into 2015 in terms of export sales and job creation. InterTradeIreland has been a great support to us and I would encourage any business, either well-established or start-up, to investigate the many supports and options made available to them through InterTradeIreland.

Over 250 guests attended the event which included Government representatives, consisting of, Ministers of State, TDs and Senators. The group of InterTradeIreland Business Ambassadors were also invited to meet President Michael D. Higgins at a special reception at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark their achievements where he described the companies as ‘ the finest of Irish entrepreneurial spirit and innovation’.

Speaking following the event, Margaret Hearty, Acting CEO, InterTradeIreland said:

We have supported businesses from a diverse range of sectors right across Ireland and we are extremely proud of their achievements. These firms represent many of Ireland’s most resilient and ambitious SMEs that are a testament of what can be achieved through enterprise and innovation. It is important that we recognise their success which we hope in turn will inspire other businesses to seek the support needed to develop and take their business to the next level.

She added:

While the value of cross-border trade has not been immune to the recession, we are encouraged by the recent upturn. The cross border market is an important export market for many first time exporters with one in five companies from Ireland trading in the Northern market – generating nearly €1.2 billion in 2012 in cross-border trade of manufactured goods alone. These companies show what can be achieved through North-South collaboration and business development.

InterTradeIreland, the cross-border body that provides SMEs with funding, information, advice and support has greatly helped small businesses to identify and develop trade and business opportunities across the island.

Since 2003, InterTradeIreland has helped more than 25,000 companies with cross-border information and services, supporting over 6,000 SMEs through its trade and innovation programmes. The result has been over €885 million worth of trade and business development and the creation of 3,000 jobs through its programmes. For every €1 invested in InterTradeIreland, it provides a twelve-fold return in business development value.

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