Thursday, June 29, 2006
Broadway Bagels Finalists In The SFA National Small Business Awards 2006
The short-list of finalists in the inaugural "SFA National Small Business Awards", partnered by O2 Ireland and Bank of Ireland Business Banking, were officially announced today by Angela Kennedy, Awards Director & SFA Chairperson. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.
"This year's finalists are representative of a diverse range of businesses, driven by single-minded people who perceived a need in the marketplace and followed their instincts with a drive and vision that epitomizes the essential elements of true entrepreneurship. This Awards Programme has set about to identify and acclaim the new entrepreneurial role models, across a variety of sectors, who have spawned new ideas, taken risks and who continue to make such a valid contribution to Ireland's growing innovation culture", Angela Kennnedy, Awards Director.
A top-class judging panel selected the short-list of finalists including:- Angela Kennedy, Awards Director & Chair of the SFA; Gerry McQuaid, Commercial Director of O2; Cathal Muckian, Director of Bank of Ireland Business Banking; Brian O'Kane, Managing Director of Oaktree Press and author of numerous business books; Frank Roche, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Smurfit School of Business; Rita Shah, Managing Director of Shabra Plastics and Packaging Ltd; and Richard Curran, Business Editor of the Irish Independent.
Food & Drink Awards Finalists
Broadway Bagels - Rosie Sheehan, Dungarvan, Co Waterford