A software business from Sligo is this year’s winner of the Sligo Enterprise Award for 2019. Edel Moran of Champ Cloud Ltd. took the top prize of and will now represent Local Enterprise Office Sligo at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.
Champ Cloud Ltd. are based in the Innovation Centre in I.T. Sligo and have developed a cloud-based fundraising and relationship management software solution for the Charity and ‘Not for Profit’ sector. They are a start-up business and currently have a team of 3 people. They have ambitious plans to add to their national customer base by targeting the international Charity and ‘Not for Profit’ sector.
National Enterprise Awards judging is taking place in April and May and Champ Cloud will be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund. The Mansion House in Dublin is the venue for awards ceremony in May and categories this year include ‘Best Export Business,’ ‘Best Start Up Business’ and ‘Innovation,’ in addition to eight regional awards.
Speaking during a presentation ceremony, John Reilly, Head of Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Sligo said:
Champ Cloud has already become a success story and the judges were particularly impressed by their bespoke software solution targeting the fundraising and not for profit sector. The National Enterprise Awards are a great barometer for what the Local Enterprise Offices are doing and every year the standard is getting better and better and we are delighted to have Champ Cloud representing us in Dublin in May.
Among the special guests at the ceremony were the Mayor of Sligo Municipal District, Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady, who said:
I am delighted to see Champ Cloud secure this award, becoming another example of Sligo’s growing reputation as a software development centre. I would like to wish Champ Cloud Ltd. every success at the National Enterprise Awards Final next month.