Offaly Enterprise Awards 2017 – Overall Winner
We are delighted to announce that Dezynamite were named the Overall Winner at the Offaly County Enterprise Awards 2017 and will now go forward and represent the county at the National Enterprise Awards later this year. This stunning achievement has capped off an amazing few months that saw, among many other things, our very own Jesse Morris being crowned the winner of the IBYE (Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur) in the Best Established Business category in Offaly.
When asked about last night’s win, Jesse said:
“I am still in shock to be honest. There were so many great businesses there on the night I really didn’t expect us to win. It was a great feeling hearing our name being called out for the top prize, and I have been on a buzz since. I have been somewhat overwhelmed by all the messages and calls of congratulations that keep coming in.
I have to give a huge amount of thanks though to the team that we have built, we have amazing staff that I believe are the very best at what they do, they constantly amaze me with their work and attitude and I am proud to work with them. Also, special thanks has got to go to my wife (and graphic designer) Paula, she has really helped me get through some tough times over the years and has been hugely understanding when I have had to work late days and long hours, which is no easy feat with a young family. Having this recognition makes all the hard work and long hours that little bit more worthwhile. I am humbled and delighted in equal measure, and have to thank the Local Enterprise Office for their continued help and support throughout the years.”
The awards night also saw a number of other businesses scoop some prizes, with the other winners on the night being:
Best Manufacturing Business – Hickey Engineering
Best Emerging Business- Ethica Planet Foods
Merit Award – DTS Ltd
Merit Award – Nessa McManus, T/a Spiced with Love