Deloitte Fast 50 Awards
Emydex picked up their first award at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, held in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin last Saturday night.
Now in their 13th year, the Fast 50 awards rank the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Ireland based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period.
Coming in at 26th place on foot of cumulative revenue growth of 234%, David McMahon, Emydex CEO said “this represents an average growth rate of 30% year-on-year over the past 5 years. We’re happy with this level of performance and would be happy to sustain this level of growth for the next 5 years. It was great to be sitting at the same table with companies like Openet and Version 1, stalwarts of the Irish Technology Sector over the past 10 years.”
The reception afterwards was held in the Guinness Gravity bar over-looking the Dublin city skyline. One of the highlights on the evening was a key note speech given by Dr Chris Horn, co-founder of Iona Technologies.
Fingal Business Excellence Awards
Meanwhile across town at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Northwood, Emydex picked up their second award of the evening, winning the Smart Technology Excellence Award, sponsored by IBM, at Fingal Business Excellence Awards 2012.
Hosted by Marty Whelan the black-tie award ceremony was attended by over 400 people. Both Emydex parties joined up at the Crown Plaza later in the evening to celebrate the double award success well into the night.
Pictured at Fingal Business Excellence awards are L-R: Daniel Simonavicius (Emydex Technical Manager), John Carolan (IBM), Siobhan Moore (Chamber President), Lorna Daly (Emydex Customer Support Manager) and Marty Whelan (Broadcaster)
At the Fingal Business Excellence Awards were from L-R: Susan Grennan, Marty Whelan (Broadcaster), Jayne McMahon, Lorna Daly
Emydex Technology are delighted to have made the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award shortlist for 2012. The Deloitte Fast 50, now in its thirteenth year in Ireland, is an awards program honouring business growth, technological innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The program ranks the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Ireland based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period.
“We are very pleased to be included in the top 50 list for the first time. I attended the very first Deloitte Fast 50 award ceremony back in 2001 when working with another Irish Technology company, so it’s great to be back again this time with Emydex. I believe this award rubber-stamps our position as market leader in our chosen specialist field, and celebrates our success on the back of rapid growth and new customers won over the past 5 years. Given the current trajectory of the business, I am confident we will be attending for the next 5 years also.”
David McMahon, Emydex CEO
The announcement of company placements in the Technology Fast 50 awards will be made at a ceremony in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on November 16th.
On the same evening Emydex Technology is also shortlisted for the Smart Technology Excellence Award at Fingal Business Excellence Awards 2012. Hosted by Marty Whelan the award ceremony will take place at a Black-tie Gala Dinner in the Crown Plaza Dublin Northwood Hotel. Emydex are a previous winner of this award having won it in both 2011 and 2010.
For the second year running, Emydex Technology were announced winners of the 2011 Innovation in IT award at the D15 Chamber of Commerce ceremony held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Country Club on Friday 7th October.
Sponsored by IBM, this award cements Emydex position as not only a successful Irish Technology company operating within the Agri-food space, but also as a leading Irish technology company within the wider business landscape.
Since winning the Innovation in IT award last year, Emydex’s headcount has doubled in size, revenues and profits have grown substantially, and the company is now looking at new markets including France and South Africa where Emydex recently announced the appointment of authorised distributors in both countries. “We are excited to have added a number of senior programmers to the development team recently, all of whom have over 10 years of relevant experience. At this stage our team has over 100 years combined experience of working with technology specifically for the food processing sector” said David McMahon, CEO of Emydex technology.
Commenting on the award win, James Grennan, company Technical Director said “We’re delighted to be chosen by the Chamber and IBM to win this award over some other excellent shortlisted companies, this helps us maintain our constant drive to build better and smarter software solutions for our present and future customers”
L to R on Picture: John Carolan – IBM, James Grennan – Emydex Technical Director, Susan Grennan, David Donnelly – Chamber President, Jayne McMahon, and David McMahon – Emydex CEO, presented with the Innovation in IT 2011 Award.
Emydex Technology were announced winners of the 2010 Innovation in IT award at the D15 Chamber of Commerce black-tie awards ceremony held in the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club last Friday 8th October.
Sponsored by IBM, this award celebrates Emydex’s success in developing and delivering Innovative IT solutions to the Food processing industries in Ireland, the UK and France.
Commenting on the award win, James Grennan, company Technical Director said “We’re delighted to be chosen by the D15 Chamber and IBM to win this award over some other excellent shortlisted companies.
Innovation has been a driving force in Emydex since day one, we have never been content to sit back on our laurels and stop developing, our mission is to continually develop new products whether it be developing new systems or enhancing existing ones.
Innovation has been key to our company success to date, and we have no doubt Innovation is the key to staying ahead of the pack as we move forward.”
James Grennan and Dave McMahon accepting their award at the Enterprise Awards, Oct 2010.