Agile Networks selected as national champion for European Business Awards

Darragh Richardson, Agile Networks
Darragh Richardson, Agile Networks

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2 September 2015 | 0

Agile Networks has been named one of 29 national champions to represent Ireland at the 2016 European Business Awards.

This is the third year in a row that the Blanchardstown-based network joins a host of tech companies including Car Trawler, enet and Climote, to compete against 680 entrants from 33 countries.

In 2014, Agile Networks reached the final stages of the competition in the customer focus category, competing at the finals.

The next round of the European Business Awards 2015-16 requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, which will be considered by popular vote and a judging panel, made up of 130 business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs from across Europe. The best of this group will be awarded Ruban d’Honneur status and move on to the Grand Final.

Darragh Richardson, managing director, Agile Networks (pictured), said: “We’re very proud to be selected to represent Ireland as a National Champion for the third year in a row. The European Business Awards offer us a chance to benchmark ourselves against the best in Europe so to make this stage for three years running, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to customer focus, technical excellence and our unique operational model. This allows Agile Networks to continue growing in a very competitive marketplace.”

Since emerging from a management buy-out in 2011, Agile Networks has trebled its staff and grown revenues by an average of over 105% per year. More than 1.5 million people rely on Agile Networks to support their IT network.

Richardson was a finalist in the emerging category of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, while Agile Networks received a third Tech Excellence Award earlier this year. The company was also awarded the grand prix, and took hmoe awards in the services and IT categories at the 2014 BOI Startup Awards.

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