Agile Networks takes top prize at 2014 Start-up Awards

Darragh Richardson, Agile Networks
Darragh Richardson, Agile Networks

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31 October 2014 | 0

Agile Networks has been awarded the grand prix at the annual Bank of Ireland Start-up Awards 2014.

Recognised as Start-up of The Year, the company also took the Service Start-up of the Year award.

Agile Networks was set up in 2011 as part of a management buyout of a previous business. The company designs, builds and supports complex IT networks, with clients including RDS, HEAnet, Three, HSE and Digiweb.

“To receive both the Service Start-Up of the Year award and the overall Grand Prix prize of Start-Up of the Year is just fantastic acknowledgement of the work and effort put in by the Agile Networks team, particularly when considering the competition we faced in this year,” said Darragh Richardson, managing director, Agile Networks. “These awards give us peer recognition as well as undoubtedly helping to open doors to new customers who recognise their significance.”

Having grown its client base from just seven customers in 2011 to 60 currently, Agile Networks now supports more than 1.2 million end users, across 1,200 sites.

Now in its third year, the Start-Up Awards consist of 15 categories, with an overall Grand Prix winner, and a prize package for winners worth more than €50,000.

The panel comes from a broad range of backgrounds in areas such as business, finance, hi-tech and institutions, including Gavin Duffy, Gerry Prizeman, Bank of Ireland; Eileen Bentley, Bord Bia; Maeve Dorman, Paypal; Michael O’Brien, Big Red Cloud; Neil Squires, Squires & Co. and Eibhlin Curley, Local Enterprise Office Dublin City.

 

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