Small businesses – the solution to Ireland’s Economic Recovery – the claim at Enterprise Awards

NEA North Tipperary County Final Awards Winners

NEA North Tipperary County Final Awards Winners

A company which specialises in de-contaminating and maintaining medical aids for the Irish healthcare sector has won the County Enterprise Award for North Tipperary.
Lyncare Systems Ltd, which employs thirteen people at its Birdhill base, was set up by Gordon and Andrea Lynch in 2007.  The company decontaminates, repairs and maintains a whole host of rehabilitation products, medical aids and appliances for hospitals, nursing homes and public health authorities.
Mr. Lynch was presented with the County Enterprise Award for 2011 by Matt Shortt, Chairman, of the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board at an awards ceremony at the The Thatch Cottage Restaurant in Nenagh last night (October 4th), marking ‘Enterprise Mid-West.’
Two Nenagh companies were also presented with awards at the event: the runner-up prize went to Sean Kelly and Philomena Kelly at All Security Mobile Shredding Ltd, with the ‘Best New Business’ award going to Tomas Ryan of Adsmart.
Congratulating the prize-winners at the ceremony, Rita Guinan from the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board said: “These small businesses all deserve enormous recognition and credit for their achievements in driving their enterprises forward.  Small business owners demonstrate that they can successfully generate significant jobs in their local area and will form part of the solution to Ireland’s economic recovery. Indigenous industry should be recognised and supported to create jobs at local level and the combined employment figures of the 7 enterprises here this evening total 46 which is not insignificant in the current climate”.
Lyncare Systems will now go forward to represent North Tipperary at the National Enterprise Awards in November. The other four finalists were: Padraig McTiernan and Edward Steede from CT Solutions Ltd in Nenagh, Marion Murphy Cooney, a dress designer based in Newtown, George O’ Leary from Goliath Packaging Systems in Nenagh and Andrew Spillane and Paula Spillane from Savvy Kitchens in Thurles.
The Runners-Up, All Security Mobile Shredding Ltd, was set up in 2004 to provide a secure shredding service to clients. The company employs seven people and is based in Ballycommon in Nenagh.  Adsmart, which won the ‘Best New Business’ category was set up in 2009 and provides marketing services to clients, mainly drawn from the retail sector. Based in Nenagh town, the company employs 10 people.
The finalists were judged on areas such as their business plans, their marketing strategy, finance, the use of technology and innovation in the business in addition to the entrepreneurial skills of the business owner. The two judges this year were Ned Twoomey, CEO of Limerick County Enterprise Board and Bernadette O’ Farrell of ACE Training.
The awards ceremony was held during ‘Enterprise Mid-West,’ which continues in North Tipperary until Friday (October 7th).

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