Nenagh’s Adsmart was one of 63 companies acknowledged for their contribution to enterprise and innovation across the island of Ireland.
They were awarded Business Ambassador status by InterTradeIreland at a special event in the Mansion House, Dublin, hosted by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.
Adsmart is a full service marketing company powered by a dynamic and experienced team of consultants, designers, developers and marketers. The company offers a full service marketing solution to their clients, which includes graphic design, website development and print management using unique and intelligent print management software.
Tomas Ryan, managing director Adsmart, said: “The support received through InterTradeIreland programmes has been essential for our business development opportunities in the Northern Irish market. Through InterTradeIreland’s support we could afford to hire a new employee who was a great asset to the organisation.”
He added: “To be an InterTradeIreland ambassador is an honour. It also means Adsmart can now let other businesses in Tipperary know about the supports that are in place to expand into the lucrative Northern market. Hopefully we can continue to grow our business in Northern Ireland. And this can be taken as motivation to other Tipperary business to explore this worthwhile marketplace.”
Every county in Ireland was represented by the Business Ambassadors, who were nominated as companies that had successfully embraced innovation; developed new cross-border markets or secured venture capital with InterTradeIreland’s support. Representing the full spectrum of industries, the 63 companies have generated approximately €20 million in additional business value to the Irish economy so far.
Over 250 guests attended the event, which included Ministers of State, TDs and senators. The group of InterTradeIreland Business Ambassadors were also invited to meet President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin to mark their achievements. President Higgins described the companies as “the finest of Irish entrepreneurial spirit and innovation”.
InterTradeIreland is a cross-border body that provides SMEs with funding, information, advice and support has helped small businesses to identify and develop trade and business opportunities across the island.