Twenty Irish companies are set to benefit from professional consultancy and support to upgrade their online presence under the IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) €150,000 Optimise fund.
Earlier this year, the IEDR had put a call out to Irish SMEs and micro-businesses to apply for the fund to help them boost their online presence.
Announcing the winners today, the IEDR said they include family-run businesses and emerging and established companies from the food, travel and tourism, media and publishing, retail and technology sectors.
Via the fund, these 20 companies will avail of a combined €150,000 worth of professional consultancy and support to help them develop their websites and learn more about e-commerce.
The winning companies were selected from more than 350 entries by an independent panel of judges.
- Food producer and retailer The Butler’s Pantry
- Online news publisher Business World
- Kilowen Farm, the family-run producer of yogurts and dairy products
- Limerick photography company Press22
- Coffee roasting company Java Republic
- Organic farm and ecotourism destination Rock Farm Slane
- Wholesale Directory, a Limerick-based company to help Irish retailers connect online with wholesalers
- Galway-based Seavite Bodycare, creator of organic seaweed-based skincare
- Dublin retailer Viking Marine
- Colmac Robotics, a new start-up offering summer camps to teach kids about robotics
- Bicycle retailer Eurocycles
- Dublin clay pigeon shooting facility Courtlough Shooting Grounds
- PuddleDucks, Cork-based retailer of outdoor clothing for children
- TV production company Motive Television
- Travel agency Manasik Tours
- Dublin-based family garage Square Fit
- Anchor Safety, supplier of personal safety and protective equipment
- Tipperary company Air Impact, a wholesaler and distributor of air tools, air compressors and garage equipment
- Datascope, a Wexford-based newspaper and magazine printer
- Family-run retailer RA Kee & Sons