Irish Enterprise Awards 2022

Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 Enviro FireWater and Air Limited: Best Facilities Maintenance Company 2022 Andec Supplies Ltd T/A Ratflap: Best Humane Rodent Control Product 2022: RATFLAP® 21st Century Renaissance: Best Independent History Publishing Company - Dublin

2 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 Contents , Welcome to the Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19 which has seen many business owners and employees face unprecedented challenges over the past few years, the Republic of Ireland remains one of the biggest markets for global consumers thanks to the resilience and determination of its workforce. As we head into 2022, the Republic of Ireland is still on track to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world and we can only assume that this unwavering record of economic prosperity is due to those who work tirelessly to uphold the notion that the Republic of Ireland is one of the best places to do business today. EU Business is proud to once again host the Irish Enterprise Awards and commend the businesses who continue to demonstrate excellence in their day-to-day operations and prove that the Republic of Ireland is home to some of the most innovative and diverse enterprises, businesses, and initiatives throughout Europe. Sif Brookes - Senior Editor Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 3 Editor’s Note , Contents: 6. Enviro Fire Water and Air Limited: Best Facilities Maintenance Company 2022 8. ANDEC SUPPLIES LTD: Best Humane Rodent Control Product 2022: RATFLAP® 10. 21st Century Renaissance: Best Independent History Publishing Company - Dublin 12. Space Therapy Clinic: Best Massage & Wellness Treatments Clinic - County Wexford 13. LoveBee Ireland: Best Sustainable Household Products SME 2022 14. Totalcare: Irish Beauty Company of the Year 2022 15. Andarl Farm: Best Pork Product Supplier 2022 16. St. Munchin's Community Enterprise Centre: Most Hospitable Regional Community Event Venue - County Limerick 17. Hopkins Financial Consultants: Best FamilyOwned Financial Advisory Firm - Dublin 18. Signature Nails & Beauty By Rina: Best Beauty & Nail Salon - County Donegal 19. APP Kirrane Auctioneering: Best Property Auctioneers 2022 - Western Ireland 20. Fifty Shades Greener: Best Hospitality Sustainability Consultancy - Europe 21. Education Elephant Ltd: Most Dedicated Digital Psychology Support Provider 2022 22. Rostrum Design: Best Independent Structural Design Agency – Europe and Excellence Award in Environmental Sustainability 2022 23. BloomHQ: Best Co-Working Space Provider - Leinster 24. Tippenyaki Restaurant: Best Japanese Restaurant - Dublin 25. Royal Homecare: Best Emerging Homecare Recruitment Agency 2022 26. Clear Strategy Ltd: Most Disruptive Data & Analytics Consulting Service Provider 2022 27. Excellence Windows And Doors: Best Windows & Doors Company - Leinster 28. SumUp: Best Global Mobile Business Payment Solutions Provider 2022 29. Skin Smart Clinic: Customer Service Excellence Award 2022 and Laser & Skin Clinic of the Year - Dublin 30. Studio D: Best Nail & Beauty Salon - County Meath 31. Just Lite Productions: Best Outdoor Event Production Company 2022 32. Back Pain and Posture Clinic Drogheda: Best Back Pain Specialist Therapy Clinic - County Louth 33. Ballina Killaloe Local Radio: Best Internet Radio Platform 2022 34. Media PRO Web Design: Best Web Design Agency - County Galway 35. PCI College: Best Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Provider 2022 36. Gate Automation Systems (Irl): Best Automatic Gates, Bollards and Barriers, Supply, Installation Company 2022.21 37. Digital Training Institute: Best Niche Digital Marketing Agency - Europe 38. The Lash Boutique: Best Eyelash Artist (Dublin): Thereasa Arcari 39. Pyramid Holistic Centre: Best Holistic Therapy Training Centre 2022

4 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 Editor’s Note , 55. Immigrant Advice Bureau: Best Immigration Consultants 2022 57. Word Perfect Translations: Best Interpretation & Translation Services Business 2022 58. Petals & Pressies: Best Luxury Floral Boutique - County Meath 59. M&P Mechanical: Best Multi-Sector Heating & Plumbing Contractor - Leinster 60. Mochua Print and Design: Best Printing & Graphic Design Agency – Midlands & Eco- Conscious Excellence Award 2022 61. Welditz: Best Sheet Metal Laser Fabrication Experts - Ulster 62. Health Optimization: Most Innovative Health Diagnostics & Treatments Clinic - Dublin 63. International House Galway: Best English Language Education Company - Connacht 64. John Hurt Environmental: Drainage Contractor of the Year 2022 & Customer Service Excellence Award 2022 65. EMF Controls: Electrical Contractor of the Year - County Tipperary 66. Portland Grooming Ltd: Barber Shop of the Year - County Laois 67. Eblana Solutions: Most Trusted Web Design Agency 2022 68. Lucas LED Lighting Specialist: Best LED Lighting & Accessories eTailer 2022 40. Glanmire Chiropractic Clinic: Chiropractic Clinic of the Year - Munster 41. Nolan Coaches: Passenger Transport Company of the Year 2022 42. CCTV-DIRECT.IE: Best Electronic Security Systems Supplier 2022 43. Power Flush Dublin: Best Central Heating Repairs & Power Flushing Company – Leinster 44. Irish Host Family: Best for English Language Education Experiences - Munster 45. Talented Kids & MVW Talent Agency: Best All-Age Talent Agency 2022 46. MILLENNIUM MACHINERY LIMITED: Best Manufacturing Machinery Supplier 2022 & Award for Excellence in After Sales Service 47. City Therapy: Most Client-Focused Psychotherapy Centre – Dublin 48. Sabrina the Digital Witch: Marketing Automation Expert of the Year 2022: Sabrina Viot 49. CDE (NI) LTD: Best Electrical Design Contracting Company - Northern Ireland 50. Planit, Event Management: Best Corporate Events Company 2022 51. Duffy Mechanical Services: Best GA1 Testing & Certification Specialists 2022 52. BG ARCHITECTURE: Best Architectural & Design Services Provider - County Cork 53. Solar Generation: Best Solar PV Installation Company - Northwest Ireland 54. Grand Paye Rebate LTD: Tax Rebate Company of the Year 2022

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6 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 , Feb22219 Combining sustainability with efficiency is an easy task for Enviro FireWater and Air Limited – it is, in effect, a core part of the company’s mission. Indeed, the company offers a variety of services that offer green solutions to clients, including renewable energy, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. Consequently, Enviro FireWater and Air Limited has become incredibly popular, boasting a diverse clientele spanning across Ireland. Enviro Fire Water and Air Limited (Enviro FWA) are a company that is committed to the betterment of the future – it endeavours to aid its clients towards developing a sustainable green energy approach either through new build plans or retrofitting strategies. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, it is unsurprising that Enviro FWA have developed a strong brand presence and are one of the leading companies within the industry, boasting a portfolio that spans across multiple sectors. Indeed, the company has numerous accreditations, each verifying the company’s professionalism and skillset. Enviro FWA prides itself on the fact that it is fully compliant with ISO 9000-2008 regulations, and is ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified, as audited by the UKAS accredited body, URS. Additionally, the company maintains a membership with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA,) and is registered with Constructionline and Alcumus. Each of these enable Enviro FWA to provide the extensive range of services that it has available. With services spanning across a multitude of areas, its safe to say that Enviro FWA does it all. Listing air conditioning, PAT testing, kitchen extraction cleaning, kitchen deep cleans, fire damper testing, and fan replacement as a small range of its services, the company endeavours to help its clients to remain compliant in today’s everchanging marketplace. For example, its Legionella risk assessments have been created in accordance with the guidelines and recommended practices issued by the UK Health & Safety Executive L8 and the Health and Safety Commission (HSC.) Such assessments result in a comprehensive report formulated by an experienced risk assessor – the report will identify and name risks and cover any remedial action necessary to meet current standards and legal requirements. Enviro FWA has spread its wings and delved into product development. Its flagship product, the Ozone Sterilisation Unit, have been designed with high-performance, quick, efficient, and complete sterilisation in mind. Subsequently, Enviro FWA have produced one of the most effective cleaning methods on the market, providing a solution to combat bacteria, viruses, and odour in any location. Particularly useful in commercial settings, the Ozone Sterilisation Unit ensures that the aforementioned issues are destroyed, unlike the average air freshener that simply masks the problem. Moreover, the product can be used to kill mould spores and to treat allergens. The compact and portable product is CE approved and allows for the use of an average room immediately after a 15-minute sterilisation treatment. Much of this stems from the company’s mission to streamline the marketplace for its clients, helping them navigate the everchanging rules and regulations. Quoting Albert Einstein, ‘Simplicity is Genius itself,’ the company comments that it hopes to simplify processes and build relationships with its clients. It promises to be compliant when trading and to always be available when the client needs. Furthermore, a significant portion of the company’s mission is devoted to greener living – its vision encompasses helping its clients move to a more sustainable green energy solution. Enviro FWA is currently working on sustainable products. Client-centricity lies at the heart of the company. Indeed, everything it does revolves around optimising its clients’ businesses, homes, and lives. Subsequently, Enviro FWA works with the client’s schedule in mind, and is willing to work around any operational schedules. This is a core reason why so many are attracted to the company – it has a diverse portfolio filled with names across Ireland. For example, the company recently worked with Burger King, Belfast, to install a UGVI purifier to the air conditioning unit. The Best FacilitiesMaintenance Company 2022

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 7 , UGVI purifier will sterilise the recirculating air through AC systems killing 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and neutralises any odour. This approach is shared throughout the team, as each team member possesses a deep passion for helping people. The team truly thrives upon providing high levels of customer in order to foster long lasting business relationships – this is, in essence, what makes the job exciting. Every day is different, and no two customers are the same. Working at Enviro FWA provides a diverse experience. Therefore, the team undertakes each project with a wealth of enthusiasm. It is abundantly clear that this approach has paid off, as the company has received a variety of positive reviews and testimonials. Crover House Hotel, who are named on Enviro FWA’s website, comment, ‘I would like to acknowledge the job carried out by your staff. From meeting with your manager who assured me that the job would be carried out to a very high standard and arriving in this morning to inspect the outcome, I would like to compliment your staff on the job.’ Meanwhile, Peter from Big Rock Designs, leaves a five-star Google Review, ‘Great service and would highly recommend the guys at Enviro.’ Contact: Michelle O'Neill Company: Enviro Fire Water and Air Limited Web Address:

8 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 Best Humane Rodent Control Product 2022: RATFLAP® Recognised as the Best Humane Rodent Control Product of 2022, Andec Supplies Ltd's product, RATFLAP, was introduced as an innovative, straightforward, and affordable development to aid in the global issue of rats inhabiting sewers. The revolutionary invention was created to prevent rats frommoving from central sewer systems towards pipes connected to properties. Thus, RATFLAPwas launched to stop rats from escaping damaged pipes underground and gaining access to estates. Founded by the husband-and-wife team Ann and Declan Melia ten years ago, Andec Supplies Ltd has secured a lasting reputation in the industry through the creation of RATFLAP. With the duo's prior experience within the pest control industry, Declan was curious why companies had not figured out a way to prevent sewer rats from entering buildings through damaged pipes in his many years working with rat issues. For Declan, this was regarded as a significant issue for various homes worldwide. Over 90% of rat issues begin from a sewer pipe that has either been decayed underground or was not made or appropriately installed to start with. Therefore, this allowed easy access for these sewer rats to enter homes. Declan expands on this, explaining his process in creating the industry's best and most humane rodent control product, stating, "I set about sketching, drawing and finally buying a small sheet of flat steel and cutting the shape that I had designed out of the steel and bending and shaping it into the first RATFLAP. Obtaining a patent took a little time, a few years in fact, and of course, we have a trademark for the term RATFLAP now." The creation of the humane rodent control product was designed by Declan, a pest controller with several years of experience in the industry and an innate understanding of the biology and behaviour of brown rats. Thus, with his passion, dedication and inventive personality, and hard-working Jan22648 admiration, Declan developed a specialised product that stops rats in their tracks without affecting the sewer's flow. The product is made from the highest quality raw materials and, concerning the highest standards in the industry, designed from 304-grade stainless steel that precision lasers have cut. Therefore, RATFLAP will be able to last for a significantly long time and has been created to be a straightforward solution to simply 'fit and forget.' Essentially, RATFLAP can be fitted by anyone. Still, it is beneficial and recommended to be looked at by someone with a basic knowledge of sewer flow and layout for optimum results. The RATFLAP was developed to stop rats from gaining access to drains without implementing poison or traps and as a humane and environmentally friendly option. The Ratflap and everything contained inside the box is 100% recyclable. This simple and highly effective solution is renowned for its creativity and innovation worldwide. Declan adds to this by commenting on the recognition the product has got over the years, stating, "They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and there have been a few attempts at copying my RATFLAP, both here in Ireland and the UK. However, we have quickly dealt with these interlopers using the power of our patent and trademark. 11 years later, we are still selling 1000s of RATFLAP's of all popular pipe sizes in various countries throughout the world with distributors in Ireland, the UK, Lithuania, Singapore and Spain." Due to its impressive qualities as a revolutionary product within the pest control industry, the RATFLAP design has remained the same ever since its initial creation. For the company, the construction quality of RATFLAP is paramount to the product and the reputation of the business. Declan expands on this, stating, "We have been congratulated on numerous occasions on the robustness of all our RATFLAP products. This is hugely important for this product as it is placed into a toxic environment; it is never checked or maintained, so it must be a fit and forget product." Regarding the installation and the team of designers at the company, RATFLAP is mostly

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 9 , installed by people from two different industry sectors, pest control and drain cleaning. Residents will initially contact pest control company to deal with a rat infestation. When the issue ismore than likely linked to a damaged sewer, they will be able to properly fit the RATFLAP in the required position in the sewer so long as the inherent problem is visible to the pest control installers. If not, a drain company would then be contacted to find the problem with specialist equipment. Declan carries on from this point, diving into the process of creation and the company's success, stating, "The cutting of the raw stainless-steel parts is carried out in Limerick by our good friends at Shortt Stainless Steel. Both Colin Ruttle and Michael Doyle are a tremendous help and provide quality cut parts for us to assemble and pack here in Ashbourne. We couldn't have done it without their help and expertise. I suppose the key to RATFLAP's success is the quality and ease of use of all the sizes. In fact, we tell people that fitting a RATFLAP is as easy as putting on your shoe – no tools are required in most cases unless the sewer is deep, and in that case, we have an extension tool to allow for a deep sewer chamber RATFLAP to be installed." After the parts are delivered from Shortt Stainless Steel, the items are deburred, cleaned, assembled and packed by a team of two full-time employees and one part-time member of staff. Up to 70% of the process is automated, which benefits the company, so they have time to attend to customers who need to discuss future installations or recent ones. For Andec Supplies, the past few years have been incredibly busy, and the company was thankful that there wasn't a drop in sales during the Covid-19 pandemic. Declan closes the article with his final statement, "Both pest control and drain cleaners were classed as essential services. Therefore that made RATFLAP an essential product, so we had to keep up production. The future looks great for RATFLAP now, it is not subject to constant upgrades or changes, and we are constantly looking for new markets. Although RATFLAP's are not usually sold directly to the public, they are still asked for by name by the end customers and I find this satisfying when talking to a stranger and they know about my little invention." The company is thriving, and thanks to RATFLAP, customers worldwide are thankful for Declan, Ann, their team, and connections at Shortt Stainless Steel, who without, the company would be left deprived of flare, innovation and groundbreaking services. Company: ANDEC SUPPLIES LTD. Name: Declan Melia Email: [email protected] Web Address:

10 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 , Best Independent History Publishing Company - Dublin Established over a decade ago, the publishing platform, 21st Century Renaissance has been endorsed as Dublin's Best Independent History Publishing Company. Launched by Alison Hackett in 2012, 21st Century Renaissance places the highest value on the imagination and skills of its writers, illustrators, and designers, all of whomare based in Ireland. 21st Century Renaissance was founded by Alison Hackett in 2012. The company is an expanding publishing house positioning itself as a respectful disruptor in a busy and often traditional marketplace. A commitment to a design-led process with close cooperative editorial input results in high quality publications. Now just 10 years old, the company was recently recognised as Dublin’s Best Independent History Publishing Company in Dublin. Alison Hackett was born in Cork in 1961 and spent most of her years in education in Dublin, graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 1982 with a joint degree in Mathematics and Economics and a Higher Diploma in Education in 1983, after which she worked in the education sector in Ireland and the UK. A career change in 2000 led to her becoming the Irish Representative for the Institute of Physics where she attended the first-of-itskind Physics on Stage teachers conference in CERN that same year. From this her idea Jan22487 was born — a project to explore the complex interaction of human endeavours in a time line of scientific, social, artistic, historic and political events which eventually became The Visual Time Traveller, the founding publication of the 21st Century Renaissance publishing house (2013). The Visual Time Traveller is a bespoke, design-led, whistle-stop tour of recent world history, running from the Renaissance to modern times. The book encapsulates the values of the 21st Century Renaissance brand – careful editorial curation of interdisciplinary content, the highest standards in design and production, and equitable partnership between the different creative agencies involved. Lavishly produced as an art book with the unique feature of an exposed spine displaying the thread stitching, it was printed and bound by the fine art printer in the Netherlands: MMArtbook printing & repro which facilitates top designers, artists, galleries and curators in Europe. The project has been extended as an exhibition with an accompanying lecture exploring the vertical and horizontal linkages described in each five-year time period. The Visual Time Traveller has been presented at prestigious venues including Dublin Castle, University Hospital Waterford and The Royal Dublin Society (RDS). Alison launched it with a short speaking tour in Connecticut, U.S. in the Fall of 2019. In 2016, The Visual Time Traveller was selected by an international jury from a competitive field to be part of the Global Irish Design Challenge exhibitions organised by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Since then, 21st Century Renaissance has published several poetry books, an opinion piece collection and a children’s illustrated book. Soon to be launched is a volume of poetry by Chris Fitzpatrick, a doctor who wrote a collection of poems on his mobile phone during the recent pandemic. His cultural references, his fear, grief, laughter and joy, are a form of self-healing. Chris remarks, "Poetry was an oasis for me during the pandemic. Working with a poet/editor (Alison Hackett) felt like being with T.S. Eliot in Faber and Faber.” Alison responds, "The emotional range is vast: Chris's feelings, while sitting two metres from his brother who is dying; imagining his way into Thomas Cromwell's thoughts as he walks by the Dodder; comparing his hospital mask with Yeats's symbolic mask of poetry. This collection is one of the great legacies to come out of the pandemic.” Such commentary showcases the dedication and spirit of 21st Century Renaissance and the impression Alison makes on her writers, "21st Century Renaissance signs contracts with writers and illustrators who want to develop their work under its unique interdisciplinary and editorial oversight." This remarkable achievement will undoubtedly be notable for both Chris and other writers in the 21st Century Renaissance team. This publishing house has created a crossdisciplinary ethic where an aesthetic timbre meets an underlying intellectual force. In Alison Hackett’s words, the Visual Time Traveller does this by serving up “eye candy and brain food”. 21st Century Renaissance sells to individuals online, at launches, in popup gallery/shops

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 11 , providing a museum-like tourist experience, and in regular bookshops (independent and chains). The company sells rights internationally at book fairs (London and Frankfurt) where it is at the Irish stand along with other Irish publishers. While the company is based in Ireland, a small country of 5 million, according to Alison, "Being in the EU matters as we have access to a large well-regulated marketplace and a strong relationship with the US with access to the Irish diaspora. Moreover, Ireland has a powerful literary heritage, with historic connections to the UK, EU and US cultural environs." Its titles have recently been added to the collections of prestigious US institutions such as Notre Dame and Harvard Universities and the Library of Congress. New connections have opened up by the publication of American, Arnie Yasinski’s poetry collections: Arnie writes an informal sonnet about swimming in Ireland at the Forty Foot where James Joyce swam when he first imagined Ulysses, a book that shaped modern fiction; Arnie reflecting on being a nineteenyear-old, one of the young men in the US draft lottery for Vietnam; Arnie inspired by a workshop he attended at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin which kick-started his writing. What for the future? In the short term 21st Century Renaissance is developing the brand’s visual identity across all its publishing platforms. In the pipeline, a coming-of-age graphic novel by Nick Geoghegan, based on a story about the Japanese mafia, presented in his signature style inspired by the Manga books he read as a child; another children's picture book in the Knot of Toads series with the title “Parliament of Owls” (think owls debating in Westminster) to be launched for the Christmas market. A medium term plan is for The Visual Time Traveller gallery/shop to have a retail footprint in spaces like Dublin airport. Longer term developments include a new book, talk and exhibition in The Visual Time Traveller series based around medicine with the working title: From Dark Art to Enlightened Science. On a grander scheme, the publishing house wishes to be invited to bring The Visual Time Traveller full exhibition of the 100 artworks to MOMA in New York and to present a copy of this legacy Irish-imagined visualization of world history since the Renaissance to President Joseph Biden when he visits Ireland. Nothing is as it seems with 21st Century Renaissance. The publishing house produces the wondrous, the beautiful and the compelling and does it all with dignity, professionalism, innovation, and a passion that guides the overall direction of the business. With hopes of greater expansion and international success, recognition will not be far behind as the Best Independent History Publishing Company in Dublin, 21st Century Renaissance, becomes a name known around the globe. Company: 21st Century Renaissance Name: Alison Hackett Email: [email protected] Publicist: Claire Mason [email protected] Web Address:

12 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 , Jan22644 Best Massage & Wellness Treatments Clinic - County Wexford Whether it’s as a treatment for an injury or simply for relaxation, SpaceMassage Therapy endeavours to provide an effective service that will heal and aid in decompression. Be it massages or clay treatments, the company works to bring the idealistic spa experience to life, complementing its treatments with excellent customer care and personable staff members. Conveniently located in the centre of Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland, Space Therapy Clinic is only a stone’s throw from the various shops situated in the vibrant town centre, making it perfect for a lavish and relaxing day out. Space Therapy Clinic provides the perfect setting to release all the stresses of life and indulge in calming and healing treatments. Be it a back, neck, and shoulder massage or clay therapy, Space Therapy Clinic has a vast range of treatments suitable for all your pampering or therapeutic needs. Space Therapy Clinic is on a mission to cultivate an environment that ensures comfort, hoping to provide its clients with a premium experience from the moment they book in, to the moment they leave. Indeed, the company hopes to improve its clients’ quality of life through safe and holistic therapies, providing an abundance of care both emotionally and physically in order to enhance its clients’ overall wellbeing. Massage is an effective treatment for the mind, body, and soul – in essence, it can physically and emotionally heal. One such example is that of its pregnancy massages. Massages during pregnancy have been shown to have an array of benefits, including feeling less anxious and stressed, combating aches and pains, and it has been shown to increase the production of prolactin. Prolactin, produced by the pituitary gland, plays a vital role in the production of breast milk. Vouching for the service, in her testimony, Nicola Noblett states, ‘I had serious neck and shoulder pains and I’m pregnant, so I needed to get this sorted before my baby arrives, Space Therapy has helped me so much.’ In addition, Space Therapy Clinic offers a plethora of skin, clay, and hand and foot treatments which have a multitude of benefits. Clay therapy, for example, includes multiple healing elements such as copper and silicon. The Green Clay-Mud Mask, Anti-Sebum, aids in the treatment of acne and breakouts, harbouring a calming, antiseptic formulation. Whereas its Pink Clay-Mud Mask – Elasticity boots the skins natural beauty via its hydrating formula. Ideal for tired and dull skin, the mask brightens and tightens, restoring youth and reducing excess oils. Utilising the highest quality products available on the market, Space Therapy Clinic provides customers with the opportunity to purchase these products for themselves. The company works with the organic, Irish cosmetics brand, Rí Na Mara, to supply luxury to its clients. Be it bath products or facial scrubs, Space Therapy Clinic offers a wide inventory of the company’s opulent, seaweed products. Rí Na Mara’s Seaweed Foaming Bath creates the spa experience at home. Rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals, it detoxifies and remineralises, helps re-energise the body, and alleviate aching joints. Of course, this is only a small sample of the stock hosted at Space Therapy Clinic . The success of Space Therapy Clinic and its treatments are mirrored in the positive reviews for the business. Amassing over 1,300 likes on Facebook, the company has achieved a five-star rating, truly representing its clients’ opinions. Abbey Thompson left a review saying, “A lovely place where you get the most beautifully relaxing massages. Would recommend to friends. Additionally, Sintija Liepa commented, “I had a relaxing and curing massage treatment with Renata today. She is such a lovely lady. I really felt that she wanted to help me from all her heart. […] Will definitely be back.” These reviews clearly capture the essence of the business, from the excellent customer service to the effectiveness of the treatment, customers never fail to leave satisfied and reinvigorated. Contact: Renata Santos Company: Space Therapy Clinic Web Address:

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 13 , Jan22567 Best Sustainable Household Products SME 2022 Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic and has slowly begun to infiltrate each industry. LoveBee Ireland is a small, ethical company that creates vibrant beeswax and soy wax bags and wraps that are perfect for storing and protecting food items. Whether purchased as a gift or as a personal step into sustainability, LoveBee’s products serve as a premium introduction to eco-friendly living. Nestled in the heart of Ireland, LoveBee Ireland is a small and ethical business that is working to introduce more sustainable options to the market. At the height of the climate change crisis, turning to sustainable products is one way to aid the reduction of pollution, both during the production process and during the lifetime of the product. Henceforth, LoveBee’s vast inventory does away with the typical plastic wrapping, clingfilm, and sandwich bags, and instead offers a natural alternative. Utilising beeswax and soy wax, LoveBee has cultivated a vast range of sustainable wraps and bags. These products are perfect for covering food, wrapping sandwiches, and even bundling up utensils. Moreover, they are suitable for the fridge and freezer, and, most importantly, are reusable. Indeed, each product crafted by LoveBee is zero waste. Whilst these are its standout items, LoveBee is also home to a diverse stock of art and t-shirts, each, of course, being sustainable. Be it for yourself or as a gift, LoveBee items are sure to please. Of course, this is reflected in the testimonials for the company, of which there are numerous featured on the website and on Google Reviews. Boasting a five-star rating, customers have nothing but praise for the company, with one customer stating that the company has, ‘excellent products.’ Ann-Marie Farrelly further backs up this statement with, ‘Excellent beeswax wraps and bags. Lovely design and keeps my bread so fresh. Highly recommend them!’ The past year has been an exciting one for the company as it has worked in collaboration with 15 volunteer families with children through Freshford Tidy Towns. Each family received one Beeswax Bag or Soy Wax Bag for bread and a range of small bags for loose items, such as snacks, cheese, or fruits and vegetables. The project featured 48 families members in total, with each family monitoring how much cling-film, paper, plastic bags or tin foil they saved over the course of the month. The study supplied some interesting results, showing that with a focus on the environment, one family can save up to 40 meters of cling film, 72 sandwich bags, and 15 meters of tin foil per month. With these results in mind, it is clear that ethical products can make a drastic difference, and therefore, LoveBee’s next step is to try and encourage more families to make the switch. 2022 will see the company delve into another project, this time focusing upon young children. Through this project, LoveBee endeavours to provide each child with one sandwich bag for their school lunch and a beeswax wrap which can be used as a table mat, overall making school lunches significantly more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, the company is preparing a brand-new introduction into how to care for its products. The introduction will also contain specialist information about the natural needs of insects, primarily bees, wasps, and hornets, and will also promote healthy and green living. Contact: Marcela Joy Company: LoveBee Ireland Web Address:

14 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 , Irish Beauty Company of the Year 2022 Recognised as the Irish Beauty Company of the Year, Totalcare supplies beauty and advanced aesthetic equipment, natural and organic, ionised cosmeceuticals, and consumables to over 700 salons across Ireland. Providing somuchmore than beauty aesthetics, such as postgraduate training, servicing, consulting, furniture andmore, Totalcare has two flagship salons where clients can receive treatments with the equipment and products it supplies, along with a demo of its portfolio. The brand of Totalcare follows a distinct philosophy, one inspired by nature and backed by science. The company is able to successfully achieve this philosophy throughout its business efforts through innovative products and technologies. One example of its creative achievements and inventive natural efforts is related to an aesthetical beauty treatment – botox. Concerning this treatment, Totalcare is able to offer a natural alternative through vegetal stem cells and peptides. Moreover, Totalcare can provide additional alternative methods to treatment such as permanent hair and vascular anomaly removal using patented 27.12 MHz technologies and product penetration using no-needle mesotherapy. Totalcare is a brand that heavily believes in its customers – the people, rather than spreadsheets. This is because they have established themselves as a 'no-pressure company,' which doesn't put targets and deadlines on partners. Thus, customers have stayed with the company for years, feeling wholly understood while receiving exceptional products and innovations. Ben Fitzgerald Kiely, company director, goes on from this point and states, "We also allow people to choose what they want, so you're not stuck with buying a range that you don't want, nor a machine with extra features. You can build your own aesthetic machine (well, not IKEA style) using our 'Internet of Things' technologies design your own furniture with Porsche leatherette; touches like these make people want to stay with you. The fact that our products and technologies are so affordable, effective, and non-invasive is the icing on the cake too." Nov21402 At Totalcare, its team of highly skilled and supremely qualified individuals know precisely how to support customers in achieving the best solutions for their needs. Ben expands on the dedicated and knowledgeable workers at Totalcare, stating, "Our staff receive post-graduate training and refresher courses annually to ensure they are fully up-to-date on market trends, our own growing product portfolio, and on best practices from both B2B and B2C solutions." Thus, the committed and professional employees who support the Totalcare brand ensure that clients are well looked after. Moreover, the company keeps the 'total care' mentality for its staff members, who are supported yearly with nights out, open-door and transparent chats and even the odd drink at the local pub, ensuring that the company practices its own innate values from the inside out. For Totalcare, being located in Ireland aids in solidifying the brand's reputation and overall principles of community. Ben expands on this notion by developing why Ireland is inherently connected to the company's brand and its benefits, stating, "The people. We will never get sick of the craic, networking, and human connections that we have in Ireland that just cannot be replicated in the same way anywhere in the world. Of course, being located on the edge of Europe has its benefits for American logistics. Still, we find that our customer base has become part of our family and that connection is what drives us to keep improving." For Totalcare, the most significant trend arising in the industry is the prominent concern on increased ROI. Ben leads this point to state, "Before, salons were satisfied hiring 10-12 staff and getting a low return on nail, tan, and makeup treatments. While these will not leave our industry, people are specialising, upskilling, and innovating with high-end technologies. Once people talk to us at Totalcare about these technologies, they generally either buy them or come back to us." Since this discovery, Totalcare has adapted its business and become more focused on aesthetic treatments, such as introducing the third generation of Apilux APL with new treatments for photo rejuvenation in particular. Because of this, the demand for these products has surged, with the booking as far advanced as 2023. Ben states, "We are honestly thinking of getting extra devices just for our own clinics to keep with the demand. It is so heart-warming to know that €175 per hour is very achievable with the right equipment and that the equipment can be paid for so efficiently." The company's future is focused on launching these new products, with additional cosmetic lines, new furniture, and a medical-grade camera that can be used for both medical and aesthetic treatments. Along with that, Totalcare's post-graduate training school is continuing to develop and train beauty therapists both for today's challenges and tomorrow's innovations. With the recognition as the Irish Beauty Company of the Year, Totalcare cares for the nation's beauty and aesthetic needs, one innovation at a time. Company: Totalcare Name: Ben Fitzgerald Email: [email protected] Web Address:

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 15 , For the future, Andarl Farm is moving to a new production premise, with Dave expanding on these details, stating, "The scope for growth this offers is very exciting for us, and it also means we can have more equipment to make the tasks easier and to increase our product range. Due to this expansion, it is also an opportunity for the employment of local people. This facility will be used to enable us to export too." As the pandemic restrictions are seemingly easing up for hospitality sectors, Andarl Farm will continue to support its valued customers as they endeavour to reopen following Covid-19 constraints. But, for now, Andarl is focusing on developing the business, the new production premise and continuing to offer its exceptional products nationally, hoping to grace the exportation sector with its unmatched and top tier quality Irish produce. Company: Andarl Farm Name: Dave Milestone Email: [email protected] Web Address: Jan22609 Best Pork Product Supplier 2022 Recognised as the Best Pork Product Supplier of 2022, Andarl FarmLTD supplies authentic Irish products to restaurants and individual clients ranging frompork and beef to lamb. By utilising their own refrigerated vans, Andarl Farm can take great pride in the quality and delivery of its produce, ensuring that it is delivered fresh and of the highest standards in the industry. Andarl Farm LTD was founded with the core principles and values to supply top quality Irish products based on high welfare produce. The farm combines these two initiatives, firmly believing it is integral to the final taste of its products and thus, ensuring it can deliver unparalleled products such as the 'velvet pork' that the business has become renowned for. For Andarl Farm, the business's mission is to live through its values and be continually mindful of them regardless of the company's growth. For Andarl, the quality of its products will never weaver in the process of reputation, for its reputation is the sole connection to its unmatched quality in the industry. Dave Milestone, co-owner of Andarl Farm, expands on this notion, explaining the quality efforts the business undertakes to ensure its difference amongst other companies, stating, "We take steps to source the best local Irish livestock ensuring they have been raised to a high welfare standard which fits with our ethos of the company. This not only ensures the end product is the best it can be, but by supporting local farms ensures the sustainability." Andarl Farm's innate attention to detail, reliability, professionalism, and quest to provide high standard quality Irish produce sustainably through supporting local suppliers makes the business stand out from traditional farmers and produce suppliers. Following on from the pandemic, the critical focus for the farm has been to survive. The challenges post by Covid-19 has significantly affected the hospitality industry more so than most other sectors. Because of the ongoing challenges, many businesses were unable to sustain their livelihoods during this time. However, for Andarl Farm, the farm is working hard to keep its reputation and business afloat, maintaining quality and high standards regardless of industry-laden difficulties. "We had to change the way we focused the business due to Covid-19. Most of our customers are the restaurants we collaborate with; however, we had to revamp our online presence to appeal more to the retail customers when they closed. The retail customers were more interested in ordering online as it was convenient and safer for them to do so. As a result, our retail sales via our online shop increased, thankfully so," explains Dave. Moreover, due to its location, Andarl Farm can soak in the benefits of the food revolution that has transpired over Ireland in the more recent years, with prospects and room for continuous growth and expansion readily available in this area. Dave expands on this notion and states, "Due to this, and the desire for locally produced food, the positive effect it has had on our business hopefully means that the growth continues going forward. It is great to be part of such a 'foodie community.'" Due to its impeccable quality and renowned reputation, Andarl Farm can supply its products nationally, proudly participating in the food revolution. With the support of 'Mayo Food and Drink' local enterprise offices and recently developed food trails, Andarl Farm is a happy collaborator with several organisations to get the accreditation of Irish products to be recognised and respected nationally. Andarl Farm is committed to ensuring its core values and ethos are never lost. In their goal to success, they will strive to continue to support the top hotels, restaurants and individual retail clients, working towards developing the exporting sector going into the future. Since its establishment, the farm has been accredited for its incredible product quality, with its most notable being its 'velvet pork,' a genuinely Andarl staple that is yet to be exceeded by any other competitor.

16 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 , Nov21213 Most Hospitable Regional Community Event Venue - County Limerick For nearly two decades, St. Munchin's Community Center has actively promoted and developed community involvement within the Parish. Established as Limerick county's Most Hospitable Regional Community Event Venue, St. Munchin's offers the locals a diverse scope of services. Frommeals at their community café, afternoon tea, Meals onWheels to seniors provided six days a week, and SeniorWednesday Club, which includes dinner, bingo, sing-songs and monthly dances, St. Munchin's has been taking care of the community for 17 years. Established in 2005, St. Munchin's Community Center offers a plethora of services to the county of Limerick, with a majority being stated above; the centre also offers a hair and beauty salon, flower shop, adult education classes and the ability to rent an allotment bed for a year. The centre offers hot school lunches for the CBS primary school. Concerning their adult education classes, St. Munchin's courses are ran in conjunction with the Limerick and Clare Education Training Board in Limerick, of which the following classes take place. QQI level 5 in Hairdressing, Care of the older person, other QQI courses and basic literacy, computer skills, text and email, and any classes the community what. With an abundance of responsibilities and appreciated services, St. Munchin's is renowned within the Limerick community for providing a wide variety of offerings that supports the Irish population. Heavily reliant on a sole mission to provide a sanctuary for the locals, St. Munchin's is run under the leadership of Linda Ledger, renowned for her kindness and incredible work ethic. Linda discusses the role of St. Munchin's by stating, "We aim to be an approachable, energetic, motivated and expanding group who will assist our community in developing a sense of pride and reaching its full potential. We aim to achieve this through supporting development within our community, networking, identifying and responding to needs and issues and most importantly, we aim to enjoy what we do." At St. Munchin's, the overall objective of the community centre is to provide several inclusions, such as a central, accessible hub to accommodate local service providers, to act as a meeting space for the local community and volunteer groups, to address isolation and social exclusion for older members of the community and respond to the local needs of individuals. Linda expands on this notion by stating, "At St. Munchin's, we offer a range of services to meet the needs of all age groups. Within our community centre, people will use many of our services, have conversations with our friendly staff and feel included. For example, we always contact our seniors who use our Meals and Wheels service via telephone to chat and ask them what they would like from the menu every week. We like to keep close contact and ensure that everything is okay." The generous, compassionate, and considerate care instilled in the community centre is precisely why it is so highly regarded and leaned on by the Limerick locals. Having that innate commitment to detail for every individual is why St. Munchin's is unparalleled amongst other centres and how it became to be regarded as the Most Hospitable Regional Community Event Venue. The community centre is a beacon for love, hope and inspiration. It encourages community members to apply and volunteer their efforts regardless of age, gender or other diversifying factors. We are also an Age Friendly Centre, which means ages from0-100plus can avail of our services. St. Munchin’s is a safe haven, a support system and a communal hub for members of Limerick County to come, visit and pool together appreciation and common likeness to bond and bind one another in the sanctity that is life. St. Munchin's is an all-inclusive community centre that aims to support and guide the local community with the help of its excellent staff and volunteers. With that, the centre's future is innately focused on building and expanding an industry kitchen to help with the high demand for its food enterprises – taking the phrase, 'made with love,' to a whole new level. Highly regarded for its compassionate, comprehensive and supporting services, the Limerick community couldn't be in better hands. Company: St. Munchin's Community Enterprise Centre Name: Linda Ledger Email: [email protected] Web Address: St. Munchin's Community Enterprise Centre

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Irish Enterprise Awards 2022 17 , Jan22442 Best Family-Owned Financial Advisory Firm - Dublin Hopkins Financial Consultants, a friendly local financial advisor, is a firm that has been growing in a sustainable and reliable manner over the years. Since its founding by Patrick Hopkins in 1999, it has come a long way, and it hopes to honour his memory with continually exemplary client service in all elements of financial advice. In addition, with an office move slated to happen soon, and growth forecasted in all areas, it extends its thanks to its clients for their continual trust in it to be their go-to financial consultancy partner. A familial financial advice firm, Hopkins Financial Consultants has been in operation since 1999. Having grown and evolved over the years, maintaining the same belief upon which it was founded – that the customer comes first – it has been enjoying pre-eminence in its region as a cornerstone financial consultant. Nominally, by operating with the core values of customer-facing excellence and flawless protocol, its financial advisors have made names for themselves individually with their ability to deliver the right advice for the right circumstance every time. Its deeply dedicated professionals have made themselves a lifelong partner and friend to its clients with the consistently tailored and poignant advice they give; consequentially, they will find everything about their pension management completely taken care of, from executive pensions and PRSAs to group pension schemes. Additionally, it provides savings advice, and investment policies advice, helping its clients to navigate the choppy waters of life and serious illness insurance. This extends out to all life assurance products. Moreover, it also offers a mortgage service to its clients that takes the stress out of the lending process, giving first rate service every time and engaging with clients in a way that will be able to give them the power back over their savings and financial information. It does this by ensuring they have the tools they need to understand the processes involved, meeting its customers facet-to-face on an annual basis in order to hear from them in person how they’re doing, to find out if there are any other financial areas in which they require support, and to provide unparalleled advice regarding fund choice, pension company, management fees, and more, all in clear language. Being a smaller company, it is able to do all this in a friendly and welcoming manner. Its small team are each personable and amicable, extending a warm welcome to clients and eager to go above and beyond to help them with any challenges they might be facing, able to use its existing email report and video call systems to keep this connection going during the pandemic. Thus, it found that it was able to grow over the past couple years despite the turmoil in the wider world, ensuring it can remain a stalwart and reliable advisory source for its clients. In the future, this will only be improving, and it looks forward to expanding its team and bringing aboard more customers in 2022, excited to announce the move of offices soon to facilitate this upcoming expansion, one that will directly benefit the customer. On a final note, it would like to give thanks for the success it has enjoyed, especially to its founder, Patrick Hopkins, who sadly passed away in 2021. This award is dedicated to him. Company: Hopkins Financial Consultants Contact: Graham Hopkins Website: