2009 Finalists - DLR County Enterprise Awards

   Pictured (Left to Right)

    Michael Johnson, CEO of DLR CEB)
    Cllr. Marie Baker, Cathaoirleach of DLR County Council
    Margaret Ballot, Vidatum Technologies
    (Winner of 2009 DLR County Enterprise Awards).
    Paddy Beare, Chairman of DLR CEB

   September 2009

Overall Winner - Simon Cullen, Vidatum Technologies (www.vidatum.com)

Vidatum Technologies supplies software products and services to the third level education sector and counts UCD and UCC amongst its clients. The company ahs offices in both Dublin and Amman, Jordan and currently employs 6 people.


Most Promising Start-Up Award - Darren Grant, The Organic Supermarket (www.organicsupermarket.ie)

The Organic Supermarket is Ireland's first 100% dedicated retailer of organic food and wine. Opened in Blackrock's main street in July 2008, teh store carries over 3,000 lines of product and offers next day deliveries through its website. It currently employs 6 people. 


Female Entrepreneur Award - Alison Nash, Ali Nash Jewellery (www.alinash.com)

Ali Nash jewellery is a handcrafted jewellery label created by its owner in 2004. Alison designs her distinctive collections of necklaces, bracelets and earrings in her Dun Laoghaire studio and sells through selected gallaries and boutiques.

Technlogy Award - Peter O'Neill, Invotech (www.invotech.ie)

Invotech develops software management solutions for the leisure and spa sector in Ireland and the UK. Set up in 1999, the Sandyford-based business employs 6 people and has a client base of over 200 companies.

Marketing Award - Lesley O'Mahony, Babypotz (www.babypotz.com)

Babypotz sells innovative storage solutions for homemade baby food. Babypotz containers are made from high quality re-usable plastic and are freezer, microwave, dishwasher and sterilizer safe. The business began in 2003 and operates from Cabinteely


Distinction Award - Audrey McKenna, Kingston Academy of Music 

The Kingston Academy of Music in Dun Laoghaire was established in autumn 2008 and offers music tuition to students of all abilities. The centre aims to become a centre of excellence and will cater for the needs of hobbyists as well as those pursuing exams.


Merit Award - Suzanne Quinn, Holiday Homes Direct (www.holidayhomesdirect.ie)

HolidayHomesDirect.ie promotes a large selection of holiday homes, apartments and holiday villas to rent directly from the owner. Established in early 2007 and now employing 3 people, the company operates from Dun Laoghaire.





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