Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Blacknight to Headline Sponsorship of the 2015 SME Awards

Blacknight will appear as the key sponsor for the 2015 SME Awards, an evening celebrating the best of Irish business. The ceremony is intended as an evening away from looking after a small to medium enterprise and to celebrate the hard work of the nominees throughout the year.

The SME Awards will take place on April 25, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel in Cork.

Mulley Communications, the team who operate the successful Web Awards and Social Media Awards have launched the 2015 SME Awards as an informal, fun, transparent event that invites the public to be involved in the judging. Any SME can enter the awards for free, however sponsors may not be nominated in any category and can’t influence judging.

In addition to sponsoring the awards show, Blacknight will also provide the Web Hosting and act as SSL Supplier. Damien Mulley, SME Awards organizer states: “We're thrilled that Blacknight are headline sponsors as they're the perfect example of what many Irish SMEs want to strive to be. A company that started off as a two-person operation and within a few years has nearly 40 staff and is a global brand. To top it all off they're now supporting Irish companies so that some of them could become "the next Blacknight.”

Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight states: “We are honoured to be the headline sponsor of the first SME Awards. Everyone at Blacknight believes very strongly in the importance of recognising the hard work of individuals struggling to build a successful business day in and day out. We know first hand the kind of work it takes to make something like this happen and look forward to helping Mulley Communications throw an unforgettable party.”

Previous Mulley Communications awards shows featured ball pits, bouncy castles and games of supermarket sweep. The organizers stress that this is a no formal wear, no pressure event.

SME’s may enter up to three categories, but only the owner of an SME or their agent can enter them in the awards.. Entries may be modified at any time.

Nominations for the 2015 SME Awards will close on February 14, 2015. Tickets for the ceremony on April 25th begin at €50 for early bird tickets. Follow #LoveSMEs across social media for more information leading up to the event.

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