Irish Exporters Association announces 59 companies shortlisted for Export Industry Awards 2017

The Irish Exporters Association today announces 59 companies shortlisted across 11 categories in the 17th Export Industry Awards. 11 Category winners and one overall Exporter of the Year will be announced at the annual black tie Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Friday, 17th November at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin. The Exporter of the Year will receive a pair of return Business Class flights from Dublin to anywhere on the Etihad Airways network, a special prize from Etihad Airways sponsor of the Exporter of the Year 2017. This is the IEA’s flagship event with over 500 industry professionals in attendance and will include a performance from Mario Rosenstock, Irish actor and comedian.

Speaking about the announcement, Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association said: “We are delighted to see more and more companies entering the Export Industry Awards. This year we received more unique applications than in previous years. Our Independent Judging Panel was particularly impressed with the competitiveness of the applications and the international opportunities companies from Ireland are winning. Not only did we receive a large number of new companies entering, we also received a large number of applications from past category winners and past shortlisted companies competing to retain title or win back their title.

This programme focuses on providing a platform for the industry to promote their business and receive support from our Platinum sponsors Bank of Ireland, Etihad Airways, KPMG and UCD Smurfit School of Business. Our category sponsors Bord Bia, Dixon International Logistics, Enterprise Ireland, Facebook, GS1Ireland and the Irish Maritime Development Office who support the industry are also fundamental to this initiative.

The IEA wishes all the companies listed below the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming them into the Export Industry Awards Alumni Programme. For those who did not make the shortlist, the IEA looks forward to working with them on their export journey.”

2017 Export Industry Award Categories & Shortlist

Medium Size Exporter of the Year Award, sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Abcon Industrial Products Ltd, Cavan
BHSL Hydro, Limerick
CupPrint, Clare
eShopWorld, Dublin
Irish Dog Foods, Kildare
Trend Technologies, Westmeath

Export Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by KPMG

Aalto Bio Reagents, Dublin
Abcon Industrial Products Ltd, Cavan
Combilift, Monaghan
Crospon, Galway
Global Shares, Cork
Medentech, Wexford
Ribworld, Tipperary
Ventac, Wicklow

Services Exporter of the Year, sponsored by UCD Smurfit School of Business

Adams & Butler,Dublin
Deinternational, Dublin
Digisoft, Cork
Elavon Freight Payment, Dublin
Eolas International Ltd, Cork
TradeCert, Galway
UrbanVolt, Dublin
Ventac, Wicklow

Food & Drink Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Bord Bia

Dawn Farms, Kildare
Good4U, Sligo
Irish Distillers, Dublin
Ornua Co-operative Limited, Dublin
Ribworld, Tipperary
Silver Hill Farm, Monaghan
Swift Fine Foods, Monaghan
The Little Milk Co, Waterford

High Potential Exporter Award, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

Adams & Butler, Dublin
Aphix Software, Louth
Broderick’s Brothers, Dublin
Joulica, Galway
LearnUpon Limited, Dublin
Nutritics, Dublin
STAYHOLD Ltd, Dublin
Vision Built Manufacturing Ltd, Galway

Small & Emerging Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Facebook

BFree Foods LTD, Dublin
Diaceutics, Louth
HealthBeacon, Dublin
HTE Engineering Services, Meath
The Handmade Soap Company, Meath
The Little Milk Co, Waterford
The Packaging Hub Ireland Limited, Waterford
Ventac, Wicklow

Multinational Exporter of the Year, sponsored by GS1 Ireland

Bausch + Lomb Ireland, Waterford
Irish Distillers, Dublin
Portwest, Mayo
Sanofi Waterford, Waterford

Technology Exporter of the Year (sponsorship available)

Ding, Dublin
eShopWorld, Dublin
Exaxe, Dublin
Excelsys Technologies Limited, Cork
LearnUpon Limited, Dublin
Scurri, Wexford
Smarttech247, Cork
TransferMate, Kilkenny

Logistics & Supply Chain Company of the Year (sponsorship available)

Dixon International Logistics, Dublin
Kuehne + Nagel, Dublin
McArdle Skeath, Louth
Nolan Transport, Wexford
O’Leary InternationalULC, Wexford
Post Logistics, Dublin
TradeCert, Galway

Life Sciences Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Dixon International Logistics

Aalto Bio Reagents, Dublin
CLIRIINX – Clinical Research IT, Dublin
Crospon, Galway
Diaceutics, Louth
Moll Industries Ireland Ltd, Donegal
PolyPico Technologies, Galway
Sanofi Waterford, Waterford
Trend Technologies, Westmeath

Maritime Services Company of the Year, sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office

To be announced 17th November 2017