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Blueacre Technology scoops overall SFA National Business Award 2019

Blueacre Technology scoops overall SFA National Business Award 2019
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Dundalk company Blueacre Technology was named the winner of the Overall SFA National Small Business Awards 2019.

Blueacre Technology, founded in 2006 by Dr. David Gillen, is based in the Aiken Business Park on the Old Coes Road and employs 15 people.

As well as the overall award at last Friday’s event Blueacre Technology also won the Manufacturing category award, one of seven category prizes up for grabs on the night.

Blueacre provides specialist laser micromachining equipment to the medical device and other manufacturing industries. Processing thousands of high value parts daily from its 24/7 facility in Dundalk, Blueacre Technology offers highly sophisticated solutions to the most demanding engineering problems.

Announcing the winner, Sue O’Neill, SFA Chair and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel, said: “This is a fantastic example of real innovation in small business. Dr. David Gillen founder of Blueacre Technology adapted his experience in the semi-conductor industry to an opportunity he spotted in the medical technology sector in which Ireland is recognised as one of the five global emerging hubs. It’s this innovation and ambition in small business that we need to harness and support to ensure Ireland’s future economic success.”

The Monasterboice Inn won the Sustainable Energy award on the night while Finnabair Technology Park-based Ovvo was highly commended in the Innovator of the Year category which was won by Galway’s NVP Energy.