Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Blacknight Sponsors 2015 SME Awards – Finalists Announced

Blacknight to provide free tickets for finalists

Blacknight are sponsoring the 2015 SME awards and are pleased to announce that they will provide two tickets for each finalist.

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.

Blacknight are showing their love for SMEs by sponsoring the 2015 SME Awards and providing each finalist with two tickets to the awards show. Blacknight are delighted to have such great companies enter the competition and want to do what they can to make sure the finalists can attend. 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.

Blacknight will sponsor the awards show and 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 theperfect example of what many Irish SMEs want to strive to be. Acompany that started off as a two-person operation and within a fewyears has nearly 40 staff and is a global brand. To top it all off they'renow 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.”

This year’s finalists include:

Family Run: Siam Thai Dundrum, Dynamic Cater Care Ltd, Standun Spiddal, Chambers Engineering, Westport House, WeddingDates, Ristorante Rinuccini, One Man And His Van, Mr. Crumb, Coyle Group

Under 30s: Avalanche Designs, Youth Nation, E.D. Estimating, Riverside FootGolf, Rocket Rainbow Ltd, Sendmybag.com, Sex Siopa, HifiHut, True Romance Weddings, SATIS Property

Retailer Offline: Michael Wall Bespoke, The Cake Café, L. Mulligan. Grocer, Standun Spiddal, Tramp Press, FitzCycles.ie

Retailer Irish Market: Wall Stickers For Kids, Heritage Hampers Ltd, Writing.ie/The Inkwell Group, Holos Skincare, HairyBaby Clothing Company, HifiHut, Low.ie online personal life insurance,Sex Siopa,

Tramp Press, LovelyBeards.com

Retailer Export: Traxedo Limited, Sendmybag.com, The Cake Café, Rocket Rainbow Ltd, Zatori – Zatori Results Ltd

SME Food and Drink: Nobó, Kush Seafarms, Brown Paper Bag Project /

Kookee, NUA Naturals, Raffertys fine foods – Artisan Food Producer, Heritage Hampers Ltd, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, Eight Degrees Brewing, Wildflour Bakery

Customer Focus: One Man And His Van, FitzCycles.ie, Essential French, LearnUpon, Phorest Salon Software, Sendmybag.com, Cavanaghs of Charleville, Holos Skincare from Nature, Writing.ie/The Inkwell Group, Riverside FootGolf

Startup: Cuckoo Events, GlowMetrics, Riverside FootGolf, UniTuition.com, Nobó, Sex Siopa, International Food law and Regulation advisory service, EireChrom Ltd, IrishMadeGifts.com, Rocket Rainbow Ltd

Community Minded: IrishMadeGifts.com /li>, The Gaiety School of Acting, St. patrick’s Mental Health Foundation – ‘Walk in My Shoes’, Cycle, Inishowen, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, Christmas FM, Wm O’ Brien, Public Storage, Primary Education, Why Weight Ireland, Boyletoday.com

Environmentally Minded: The Cake Café, Kush Seafarms, Eco Advertising Ltd, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens –, Cycle Inishowen

Company Transformation: Travelcheaper.ie / Dawson Travel, Standun Spiddal, Cuckoo Events, Right Track Media

New Product Service: Mummy Cooks, SupreHands Baby Sign Language, Kush Seafarms, KillBiller, BCC Risk Advisory, International Food law and Regulation advisory service, Olytico, SAMM.ie, My Baby Publishing- Irish Swimmer, Citygate Specialist Dental Clinic, Webdoctor.ie – Webdoctor.ie

B2B Exporter: LearnUpon, Phorest Salon Software, WhatClinic.com, Mr. Crumb

B2B Growth: Vroom Digital, Air Take Photography, Newsweaver, Phorest Salon Software, Olytico, LearnUpon, Mr. Crumb, Bonkers Money Limited, Cuckoo Events, GlowMetrics

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

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.

For more information, please visit www.smeawards.ie

For more information on Blacknight, please visitwww.blacknight.com