Strong Roots has announced that it has won the 'Local enterprise of the year' gong at The Irish Times Business Awards 2019 in association with KPMG, which took place recently at the Mansion House, Dublin.
Founded by Dubliner Sam Dennigan in 2015, Strong Roots won the award due to its successful expansion into the UK, according to a statement.
The Irish brand specialises in healthy frozen vegetable products and its range includes kale and quinoa burgers, roasted beetroot wedges and sweet potato fries, it revealed.
Cracking The US
The company said it is now focusing on cracking the US market and has already agreed deals with three major US chains to distribute its goods in over 3,000 stores.
Head quartered in north county Dublin, Strong Roots, has products available in approximately 4,000 stores globally, including stores in Singapore, Iceland, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar.
The group said that it expecting to generate revenue of about €20 million this year, growing to €100 million by the end of 2022.
Other Notable Awards
John and Patrick Collison, founders of the online payments company Stripe, were the winners of the 2019 Irish Times business person of the year award.
Breege O'Donoghue, a former senior executive of fast fashion retailer Primark/Penneys, was presented with The Irish Times top 1,000 distinguished leader in business award.
This is the second year of the Awards, which recognise 'excellence and outstanding achievement in Irish business'.
“Ireland’s recovery in recent years is, among other thing, inextricably linked to the willingness of successful companies and exceptional individuals to work hard and embrace innovation." the minister for finance, Paschal Donohoe said to to the 300 guests who attended the event.
"They are at the forefront of helping to build an Ireland that will continue to prosper in our rapidly changing world."
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