A Donegal-based tech company has been selected as the Donegal finalist in this year’s National Enterprise Awards.
Secora Consulting, based in Stranorlar, assists businesses with their cyber security requirements. Founded by Phil Graham and Phillip Close, the business works with clients throughout Ireland and the UK from its head office in Donegal.
The 31 finalists for this year’s National Enterprise Awards were announced today in Dublin. The Local Enterprise Office initiative, now in its 22nd year, will take place on the 2nd June at the Mansion House in Dublin with a €50,000 prize fund up for grabs.
Secora Consulting was also named the overall county winner at the Donegal Enterprise Awards 2021. The CREST Accredited firm is focused on assisting businesses with cybersecurity requirements, with an understanding of the daily challenges of keeping a business secure. The company goal is to improve your cybersecurity operations, providing peace of mind in an ever-evolving threat landscape.
Phil Graham, Director at Secora said: “We are incredibly privileged to have been named Best Established Business and overall County Winners at the Donegal Local Enterprise Office Awards in recent months. As overall County Winners, we have the pleasure of representing Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards taking place in June. Being recognised as one of only 31 businesses nominated at a national level is an achievement which reflects positively on the hard work and dedication the team have here at Secora. Phillip Close and I look forward to attending the awards ceremony on June 2nd and wish all nominees the best of luck on the day.”
This year’s National Enterprise Awards will see the introduction of two new awards. The One To Watch Award will be given to an up and coming business who have big plans for the future and the Green / Sustainability award for the company that has been outstanding in its commitment to sustainability. There will also be an Outstanding Achievement Award given to a person or company who have achieved exceptional success in the business world.
Padraic McElwee, chair of the network of Local Enterprise Offices, said; “These Awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate and reward some of Ireland’s most outstanding small businesses. They have endured two of the most challenging economic years and having negotiated that are coming out stronger and looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. We have a fantastic array of finalists from all sectors with some great success stories. We look forward to crowning our winners this year and irrespective of who wins all these businesses are in a strong position to grow and succeed in the coming years.”