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Dublin IT company bids for ‘European Champion’ title at Business Awards

Managing Director, Agile Networks Darragh Richard speaking during the official opening of Agile Networks. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Dublin-based Agile Networks is bidding for the title of European Champion at the European Business Awards. The IT firm has been named Irish National Champion for the third year in a row at the awards. 

Agile Networks will go up against 677 other businesses from 33 countries across Europe, in a bid to be crowned European Public Champion. The first round of public voting to decide the Champion gets underway today.

The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, is in its ninth year and was set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation in companies of all sizes and sectors across the European business community.

Agile Networks is Ireland’s largest independent network integrator and is headquartered in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Since emerging from a management buy-out in 2011, the company has trebled its staff and grown revenues by an average of over 105% per year. With blue chip clients across 1,500 sites throughout Ireland, over 1.8 million people rely on Agile Networks to support their IT network.

Agile Networks was also recently announced Ireland’s seventh fastest growing technology company in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 2015 while Managing Director, Darragh Richardson, was a finalist in the Emerging Category of this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

In addition, the company received a third Tech Excellence Award in a row earlier in the year as well as being awarded Grand Prix Winner, Services Winner and IT Winner at the 2014 BOI Startup Awards. 

Darragh Richardson
Darragh Richardson

Encouraging the Irish public to vote in the Europe-wide competition, Darragh Richardson, Managing Director of Agile Networks said:

“Agile Networks are once again looking forward to pitching our business model and industry expertise against the very best in Europe. As a competition, the European Business Awards offer the potential for businesses opportunities in European and global markets and we’re asking members of the public to vote for us or one of the Irish nominees, giving an indigenous company the platform for international development and growth.”

The public voting process involves an online video from each National Champion, telling the story of the company’s business and its successes, which can be viewed and voted for by the public until February 26th 2016. The video is available online at the European Business Awards website here. 

The National Public Champion from each country will be the company that receives the highest number of public votes. They will then go forward to compete in a second round of public voting to find the overall European Public Champion.