Monday, December 13, 2010
"These awards acknowledge the important role small businesses have to play in leading our return to economic growth and job creation", Awards Patron, An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, TD.
The short-list of finalists in the "SFA National Small Business Awards 2011", has been officially announced by Ian Martin, SFA Chairman and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel. 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.
"With the greatest number of applications to date in the seven years of this awards programme it is heartening to see that the small business sector has a strong sense of optimism and so many companies are positively focused on the growth of their business proving that successful small businesses will be vital to our economic recovery", commented Ian Martin, SFA Chairman and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel. "As well as our six categories of awards this year we also feature five of the best Emerging New Businesses (less than 2 years established) and I must say that given the quantity and quality of the businesses represented in this section this year, entrepreneurship is alive and well in Ireland", stated Mr. Martin.
Broadway Bagels are shortlisted in the Manufacturing Award Catagory (up to 50 employees).