2010 Finalists - DLR County Enterprise Awards

County Enterprise Awards (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown) / September 2010

Overall Winner - Richard Doody & Fergal Swann, Counter Propaganda

Founded in 2003, Counter Propaganda is a designer, wholesaler, distributor and retailer of men's casual clothing. Based in Dundrum and employing a total of 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff, the business has outlets in both the St. Stephen's Green and Blanchardstown shopping centres.


eBusiness Award - Kathryn Murphy & Orlagh Collins, PeopleLovePresents Ltd

PeopleLovePresents.com is an online gift directory which makes it simple for people to find the perfect gift for any occasion. The business was started in November 2008 and employs 3 full-time staff. It has plans to build a presence in the UK and US markets in the coming months.


Export Marketing Award - Eoin 'Benji' Bennett t/a Adam's Printing Press

Adam's Printing Press is a Blackrock-based publisher of an award winning series of children's books. The first four books in the series are available online and throughout book stores in Ireland and the UK. The business employs 2 full-time and 1 part-time staff.

Most Promising Start-Up Award - Kareena & Kenneth MacLeod, Cloudware Ltd t/a Aladdin Schools

Aladdin Schools is an award-winning school administration software service. The service was launched at the Irish Primary Principal's Network Conference in January 2010. The business is based in Cabinteely.

Consumer Service Award - Monica Healy, Ultrasound Dimensions Ltd

Established in 2007 in Blackrock, Ultrasound Dimensions Ltd operates a clinic providing medical diagnostic and maternity scans to a range of patients. The clinic is open 7 days from 9am to 9pm and emlpoys 5 full-time and 4 part-time staff.


Female Entrepreneur Award - Morgan Pierce, Bodysmart

Bodtsmart is a fitness franchise providing personal fitness training service.Set up in 2007 and based in Mount Merrion, the company has developed referral relationships with the GPO referral scheme, MS Ireland and Arthritis Ireland. It employs 6 full-time and 11 part-time staff.


Environmental Award - Jim Walsh, Squirrel Engineering Ltd

Squirrel Engineering is a Blackrock-based start-up which is developing a specialist waste compactor. Innovative and eco-friendly, the compactor is designed for use in a range of commercial and residential environments. The business employs 3 full-time staff.


Special Merit Award - Lisa Domican, Grace App Communications

Grace App Communications have developed a specialist application for iPhone, iTouch and iPad designed for use by non-verbal children with autism. 



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