M&T Plant Hire, Co Wexford, shortlisted in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2013.

Thirty two companies across six categories have been announced as finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2013. Five emerging companies are also to be featured, it was announced today by Business&leadersip.ie. SFA chairman Ian Martin said entries were up on last year and small businesses are reporting increases in turnover after two years of significant decreases.

The finalists


  • Beara Iron Works, Co Cork
  • Celtic Pure, Co Monaghan
  • Megazyme International, Co Wicklow
  • Moll Industries Ireland, Co Donegal
  • Murray’s Recycled Plastic, Co Mayo
  • Woodfarm Fencing Supplies, Co Galway

Food & Drink

  • Atlantis Seafoods, Wexford
  • Celtic Pure, Co Monaghan
  • Kanum Thai, Dublin
  • Mileeven Fine Foods, Co Kilkenny
  • Nolans of Kilcullen, Co Kildare
  • Trudies Catering Kitchen, Co Wexford


  • Compliance & Risks, Co Cork
  • Contracting PLUS, Cork
  • McGee Pharma International, Co Dublin
  • Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists, Co Tipperary
  • SeaChange, Co Kildare
  • Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Dublin

Outstanding Small Business

  • Algaran, Co Donegal
  • Bid Management Services, Dublin
  • Celtic Rider, Dublin
  • Foregolf, Co Meath
  • Peak Performance Recruitment, Co Louth
  • Venuesworld.com, Co Dublin
  • Veterinary Laboratory Services, Cork
  • Innovator of the Year

 Clevamama, Co Dublin

  • Megazyme International, Co Wexford
  • O’Connor Engineering, Co Limerick
  • Polar Ice, Co Laois
  • SeaChange, Co Kildare
  • Thesaurus Software, Co Meath

 Environmental Sustainability

  • Brigit’s Garden, Co Galway
  • Loughjordan House, Co Tipperary
  • Enhance Marketing, Co Wicklow
  • M&T Plant Hire, Co Wexford
  • Polar Ice, Co Laois

Emerging New Businesses

  • Eight Degrees Brewing Company, Co Cork
  • Element Software, Galway
  • Hailstorm Commerce, Limerick
  • Maven TM, Carlow
  • SilverCloud Health, Dublin

All of the finalists this year will receive a comprehensive management training prize which is sponsored by ManagementWorks, and will have the opportunity to showcase their business at a special exhibition which will be open to the public in February.