Firms that embed sustainability into their strategies will have a significant business advantage over organisations that are forced into expensive compliance-driven pivots in the not-so-distant future. Image: iStock

Management teams at SMEs need ongoing support if they are to win contracts and secure finance from large organisations that are placing sustainability(...)

Kata O’Donovan, the founder of Cotton Caterpillars

The indigenous Irish clothing industry is making a small but steady comeback with companies tapping into the zeitgeist for sustainable, ethical, and l(...)

Joe Madden, Enterprise Ireland in-company R&D supports manager. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t put a dampener on innovation activity in Irish companies – if demand for Enterprise Ireland’s Agile Innovation Fund is an(...)

Lir Analytical founder Michael Savage: ‘Our focus is a global expansion.’

Longford-based Lir Analytical is on a mission to eradicate harmful bacteria contamination outbreaks affecting food chain production. Analytical chemis(...)

Liz Harte and Jack Harte pictured ahead of the 2019 National Enterprise Awards. Photograph: Martina Regan

Harte Outdoor Lighting in New Ross was established by Willie Harte in 1983. He was an electrical engineer with a vision for high-end lighting to be ma(...)

BusterBox co-founders (from left) Gary Redmond, Liam Brennan and Paul Carrick with Coco and Ciro. Photograph: Paul Sharp

BusterBoxis a monthly subscription service for dog owners. Each month they ship out a box of healthy organic dog treats, toys and accessories to custo(...)

Half of Irish consumers shop online, while  38 per cent of 25-34-year-olds shop online on a weekly basis. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Cork has become the first city in Europe to launch a customer service charter for businesses in a bid to help stores improve the shopping experience a(...)