04 Jul 2022

Carlow company wins at National Enterprise Awards

Carlow company wins at National Enterprise Awards

Feedalpha, a social media content platform business based in Enterprise House on O’Brien Road, took home the South East Regional award

Feedalpha, who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Carlow were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards.

The awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin last Thursday, are in their 23rd year and run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices.

Feedalpha, a social media content platform business based in Enterprise House on O’Brien Road, took home the South East Regional award. 

Feedalpha helps customers all over the world to build brand presence, promote products and services and engage with customers on social media at scale. It provides a feed of relevant content sourced through complex algorithms to engage and attract new customers and lets users schedule this out on auto-pilot.

Their success at the National Enterprise Awards was a recognition of their international growth and the strategy they have developed for future business expansion.

Séamus Doran, Assistant Head of Economic Development & Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Carlow said:

“The National Enterprise Awards are the leading forum for recognising the success of small businesses in Ireland. They offer a huge opportunity to any ambitious business to place themselves in the spotlight and to showcase what they have to offer to a national audience.

“Feedalpha were very worthy winners of the South East Regional Award. The awards judges recognised their success to date, particularly in overseas markets, and the significant potential for growth they have over the coming years. Their success is a testament of the strength and vibrancy of the small business community in Co. Carlow and shows how location is no barrier to a good business idea directed by the right people.

“Gary Evans, Jane Kavanagh and all the team at Feedalpha have made huge progress over the past number of years and this award is a national recognition of their success to date.”

The overall winner at the National Enterprise Awards was Wicklow aquaculture and offshore wind company, Aqualicense.  Established in 2019 by Kate Dempsey the company has gone from strength to strength.

The company engages in consultation, planning, legal compliance and project delivery on behalf of companies in the aquaculture and offshore renewable energy industries. 

Several other companies won across a range of categories at the Awards, which were established by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate the impact and quality of small businesses across the country. 

This year’s winners share a €50,000 investment fund and eight regional winners were also announced on the night. 

The National Enterprise Awards are one of a number of initiatives that the Local Enterprise Offices run, to foster entrepreneurship across the country.

Others include Local Enterprise Week, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Women’s Enterprise Day and Local Enterprise Showcase. The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland.

Established in 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow.

Since their inception eight years ago, the Local Enterprise Offices have helped create over 20,000 jobs across the country. The LEOs work with thousands of client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses.

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