2016 Sponsors

2016 Sponsors


SCCUL Enterprise Centre

Managed by SCCUL Enterprises; SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure and support service to encourage the establishment and development of start-up and small businesses. The Centre offers affordable, high-quality enterprise space to individual enterprises, companies and community groups. The SCCUL Enterprise Centre comprises 18 independent business units, shared office space with 16 hot desks, 5 conference rooms, a holistic suite and a charity retreat centre.

Phone: 091 386 004

Email: admin@scculenterprises.ie

Web: www.bbec.ie


SCCUL Mentors/Bizmentors

SCCUL Mentors is mentoring programme for start-ups/emerging businesses currently servicing Galway City & County. It aims to provide pro-bono access to business expertise and wisdom to people in small businesses who may otherwise have difficulty in accessing such advice.

The rapid growth and success of SCCUL Mentors has seen the programme enter into the advance process a national rollout. Through these developments the programme has seen a rebranding from SCCUL Mentors to Bizmentors. This includes a brand new website, bizmentors.ie.

BIZMENTORS is a trade mark of SCCUL Enterprises Limited.

Phone: 091 386 004

Email: info@bizmentors.ie

Web: www.bizmentors.ie


SCCUL Sanctuary

In 2013 SCCUL Enterprises Ltd. set up the SCCUL Sanctuary to provide a safe space for people facing very difficult life challenges. The Choir Factor was established in conjunction with SCCUL Enterprises to raise valuable funds for the SCCUL Sanctuary. Next year’s Choir Factor event will be taking place in the Radisson Blu on Saturday the 12th of March 2016. A further fund raising event was added to the calendar this year, on the 27th of September 2015 we held the inaugural fundraising 5K run for the Sanctuary with over 100 participants of all ages taking part on the day.

Next year’s Choir Factor event will be taking place in the Radisson Blu on Saturday the 12th of March 2016. A further fund raising event was added to the calendar this year, on the 27th of September 2015 we held the inaugural fundraising 5K run for the Sanctuary with over 100 participants of all ages taking part on the day.

Phone: +353 91 386004

Email: sanctuary@scculenterprises.ie

Web: www.scculsanctuary.com


AIB (Allied Irish Bank) – Consumer, Good & Services Award Sponsor

We’re backing Brave. At AIB, we know that for business to succeed it needs to be brave. So we’re Backing Brave – with a programme of initiatives specifically for Small Businesses, including fast answers on finance up to €30,000, funds for SME’s and exporting, extend phone hours and more. So here’s the deal – you go out and keep making, innovative, enduring and being brave. And we’ll back you. 48 hr Approval on New Business Loanns and Overdrafts up to €30,000 for AIB Customers from entrepreneurs and start-ups to established SMEs.  We understand that through various life stages of your business that you need help financially. We have credit available to lend. Whatever your financial needs, we have the solution.

Phone: 086 041 6604 or 087 283 2088

Email: hhronan.rhoarty@aib.ie or padraig.r.moran@aib.ie

Web: www.business.aib.ie


Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers – Silver Sponsor

Flynn O' Driscoll is a business law firm focused on achieving practical and commercially-driven legal solutions for its clients. Our clients greatly value our ability to deliver quality legal advice in a personal and client-directed manner. Our proactive and time sensitive approach allows our clients to meet their objectives and this remains our most important goal. We pride ourselves on the personal and long lasting relationships we develop and maintain with each client.

Phone: 091 396 540

Email: lauramyles@fod.ie

Web: www.fod.ie


St. Columba’s Credit Union – Bursary Award Sponsor

St. Columba’s Credit Union has operated successfully since 1963. St. Columba’s is one of the most successful and respected credit unions in Ireland and has grown consistently since its foundation. It now serves over 27,000 members from its branches in Mervue, The Galway Shopping Centre, Oranmore, and 24 Eyre Square. St. Columba’s Credit Union returns excess earnings to members through dividend rates on savings, competitive interest rates on loans, interest rebates on loans, and numerous low cost or free services. Whatever your circumstances they try to find a financial solution to suit your needs. Join, Save, Borrow...

Phone: 091 755 825

Email: info@galwaycreditunion.ie

Web: www.galwaycreditunion.ie


NUI Galway – Event Sponsor

Established in 1845, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research. With over 160 years’ experience of academic excellence, the University is one of Ireland’s foremost educational institutions. NUI Galway is home to over 17,000 students from over 110 countries around the world. NUI Galway is a research-led University with internationally recognised expertise in these fields: Biomedical Science and Engineering; Energy, Environmental and Marine Research, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Science, Human Rights Law, Public and Social Policy and Digital Humanities.

Much of this research has a practical focus as the University fosters productive relationships with industry partners, nationally and internationally to ensure its research is applied in a real world context.

Web: www.nuigalway.ie


Galway Independent – Media Sponsor

Galway Independent is part of the IFN (Independent Free Newspapers) Group, publishers of the Galway Independent and Cork Independent newspapers. Employing over 40 staff, the award winning newspapers provide quality local news coupled with an important advertising channel for local business. The Galway Independent is an active supporter and promoter of local business and is media partner to the SCCUL Enterprise Awards since their inception.

Phone: 086 0416604 or 087 2832088

Email: ddooley@galwayindependent.com

Web: www.galwayindependent.com


Mazars – Social Enterprise Award Sponsor

With over 30 years’ experience Mazars is one of the leading professional services firm in the world, employing over 300 people in Dublin and Galway. We provide a solution-based and growth oriented approach to clients’ needs, using expertise, experience and sound judgement to provide quality audit, tax and advisory services to ambitious businesses across the west of Ireland.

Phone: 091 570 100

Email:  mazarsg@mazars.ie

Web: www.mazars.ie


Winters Property Management – Student Awards Sponsor

Winters Property Management Limited was established in 1997 and is one of the largest Property Services Providers in Ireland. We currently have excess of 7,500 commercial and residential units under our estate management and 600 properties leased, almost 2,300 student bed spaces and we employ 42 people in five offices. Winters Property were recently recognised for our excellent property management services when we won the prestigious Irish FM Project of the year at the National Facilities Management awards.

Phone: 091 771898

Email:  info@winterspm.com

Web: www.winterspm.com


Source & Supply Logistics (SSL) – Community Recognition Award Sponsor

Source & Supply Logistics (SSL) specialise in providing end-to-end logistics and supply chain solutions so as to deliver cost savings and competitive advantage to you, the customer.

Equipped with over 120,000 square feet of warehouse space, cutting edge inventory management systems and a dedicated team of management and staff, SSL are sure to be the solution to your supply troubles.

SSL also offer a broad range of services that include Value Added Logistics, Project Management for Non Core Activities and Hubbing for distant vendors.

Based in four key locations around Galway, SSL are within hours of all major cities and close to both Shannon and Ireland West International Airports.

The keys to success at SSL are delivering on both customer service and quality, which has led to the awarding of the ISO 9001-2008 quality mark. SSL is now the biggest logistics company in the West and the fastest growing in Ireland.

Phone: 091 781 200

Email: info@sslirl.com

Web: www.sslirl.com


Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group – Business Service Award Sponsor

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group has been the ‘go to’ recruitment agency for job seekers in the West of Ireland since it opened its first office in Galway in 1990. Today, it is a multi-award winning company with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo and Athlone. It was awarded a Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award in 2014 and 2015; awarded one of Ireland’s Great Places to Work Awards in 2015; and shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Corporate and Social Responsibility Awards in 2015. Collins McNicholas is on the Preferred Suppliers List of most of the major multinational and indigenous companies in the region.

Phone: 091 706 706

Email:  galway@collinsmcnicholas.ie

Web: www.collinsmcnicholas.ie


Galway City & County Council – Agriculture & Food, Arts, Tourism & Sport, ICT Awards Sponsor


Galway City Council

Galway City Council is the local authority for Galway City and is the only agency with a specific city brief around economic development and enterprise support. Galway City Council is committed to ensuring Galway city is an excellent place in which to live, to visit, to work and to invest.

Phone: 091 536 400

Email:  customerservice@galwaycity.ie

Web: www.galwaycity.ie


Galway County Council

Galway County Council is the local authority for County Galway. It has responsibility for Planning and Environmental Regulation, Maintenance of Public Infrastructure, Provision of Social Housing, Community and Economic Development and fostering of Sports, Arts and our Heritage.

Phone: 091 509 000

Email:  customerservices@galwaycoco.ie

Web: www.galway.ie/en/


Xposure – Prize Sponsor

Xposure, an experienced photo, video & marketing agency, works with clients in the corporate, media, commercial, non-profit and creative industries to reach and engage audiences. Combining technical and artistic expertise with proven marketing know-how, we deliver impactful campaigns that are used for editorial features, advertising campaigns, corporate publications, company brochures and websites.

Phone: 087 639 1500

Email:  andrew@xposure.ie

Web: www.xposure.ie