Local company up for Small Business Award

An Athlone company has been shortlisted for the Emerging New Business category of the SFA National Small Business Awards.

Lurgan Foods is one of five companies to reach the final for the catetory dedicated to businesses with up to 50 employees and in business under two years.

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.

Some 47 companies have been selected as finalists, from 12 different counties, across ten categories.

The awards prize package for finalists includes participation in the SFA Business Connect event next March, a strategic management masterclass weekend during February. Finalists also receive five complimentary tickets to the gala prize giving ceremony which will take place in the RDS on April 2022 when the category winners and overall winner will be announced.

The category winners will be presented with a trophy and free membership of the Small Firms Association for one year. The overall winner will also receive a bursary of €5,000 to present to a charity of their choice (donated by the 2019 Overall Winner, Kore Insulation).