The finalists for the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017 were officially announced yesterday.
The Small Firms Association (SFA) is now entering it's 13th year. 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.
According to Patricia Callan, SFA Director Small Firms Director, “The SFA National Small Business Awards are now entering their thirteenth year and are a celebration of the achievements of the 238,000 small firms in Ireland, who collectively employ over 800,000 people, half the private sector workforce, and aim to promote excellence, achievement and innovation amongst small businesses in all sectors and parts of the country. The companies that have been announced as finalists this year represent all that is good about small business” said Callan.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, who is Patron of the Awards, showed his support. He stated that: “Small Firms have been central to Ireland’s recovery. I am delighted to support the SFA Awards again this year. Across Ireland there are thousands of people who go to work every day in small firms and they play an important role in our economy. It is fantastic to have these Awards to highlight the success of many Irish businesses and their constant drive to improve and seek new markets. The government will continue to support small firms and have made them a key part of our Regional Action Plan to spread the recovery to every region of Ireland.”
The awards is comprised of seven categories and it will also recognise five of the best Emerging New Businesses (less than two years established.)
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