‘National Winners’ from the Republic of Ireland named at exclusive event in Dublin

DUBLIN: Eleven National Winners from the Republic of Ireland were named at an exclusive event held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin last night for The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, sponsored by RSM.  

At the event, business leaders came together to celebrate and network with their peers after being successfully named as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in December, all hoping to be named National Winners.

The National Winners named for the Republic of Ireland are:


National Winners for the Republic of Ireland

National Winner


Barry McCleary, Megazyme

The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award


The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year

TransferMate Global Payments

The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion

Neylons Facility Management

The Workplace and People Development Award


The Award for Innovation

Agile Networks

The Customer and Market Engagement Award

Home Instead

The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award

EPS Group

The Digital Technology Award

DesignPro Automation

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m

Irish Dog Foods Limited

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m


The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher


British Ambassador, Robin Barnett CMG said “I was delighted to host this event to celebrate the success of the 11 organisations selected to represent Ireland as National Winners in the European Business Awards. Their determination to succeed is a role model to others. We already see them as winners. The British Embassy in Ireland and the UK Department for International Trade look forward to supporting these companies with their UK growth plans as they continue to expand.  The UK is a great place to do business with one of the world’s most open and pro-business environments and offers businesses like these access to innovation, R & D, finance and a talented workforce. I have no doubt that these companies will continue to grow and prosper.

Founding and Managing Partner of RSM Ireland John Glennon said: “We work with our clients to support their growth ambitions, at home and abroad, so we recognise the value of participation and success on a European stage such as that provided by the European Business Awards. As a champion of middle market businesses, we are continually impressed with the standard and diversity of the businesses operating in Ireland and, through the global RSM network, we are very well positioned to support and drive their international growth plans.”

Speaking at the Awards in Dublin, Julian Caplin Transaction Advisory Services Partner with RSM Ireland, congratulated the winners; “It is evident that as business leaders you all exude real passion for what you do, and it is that passion that has helped to drive your business success. At RSM we share that passion – we are excited by what we do in providing valued business advice to support you in realizing your ambitions.

The National Winners will face further judging in their chosen category, and the final category winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland in May 2018.