Business and Leadership Ltd.

Ernst & Young has made its final call for nominations to this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) programme, the closing date for which is 30 March. Now in its 15th year, the EOY programme continues to acknowledge the achievements of entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland. Following the announcement of a shortlist of 24 finalists in May, participants will go to a CEO retreat to Silicon Valley and the televised Entrepreneur of the Year Gala Awards Night will take place in October. The overall winner of the 2012 award will also go forward to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year finals 2013 where he or…

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Agile Networks gets €80k grant from Fingal CEB Darragh Richardson of Agile Networks and Oisin Geoghegan, Fingal CEB

A start-up company specializing in network integration, Agile Networks , is getting grant assistance of €80,000 from Fingal County Enterprise Board. Agile Networks was formed following a management buy-out last November of the Irish operations of Telindus. The Blanchardstown-based company provides professional services to large public sector bodies, multinationals, and export-oriented Irish companies. The Business Priming Grant of €80,000 ensures that six high-value jobs are retained and will also help to create another full-time job and two long-term contract posts, as the company planned to meet growing customer demand in 2012. “These jobs are centered on the design, implementation, and support of complex networks and related services to major enterprise and public…

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Business and Leadership Ltd.

Nominations in the business category are Daniel Bradfield, AirDryer; George Howlet and Philip Gillen, Safefood 360; and Sandra Maguire, EduBills.ie There are three categories in the awards – business, arts and social. All shortlisted entrepreneurs will be interviewed in early December by the awards judging panel, which is headed up by Dr. Chris Horn.  After the interviews, the three category winners will go through to the final, with the overall winner being announced at a ceremony in January.  The awards carry a prize package of more than €100,000. The nominations in the business category are as follows: Daniel Bradfield of AirDryer Systems Daniel Bradfield of AirDryer Systems is short-listed in the Business…

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