Graphedia Sponsor the ECommerce Award in the 2017 County Kildare Chamber Business Awards. One of the most recognised, reputable business awards in the country.
The awards in November in the K Club, recognise the efforts businesses are making year on year to thrive and succeed.
Graphedia is one of the largest creators of Ecommerce Websites in the South East, with our motto “Create sales while you sleep” and over 5 million Euros in online transactions to date, we are very proud to have Sponsored the Award for the past 3 years and look forward to this year’s event, and wish all applicants the best of luck.
This award category is aimed at businesses keen to show how they are harnessing the latest business thinking and technology to keep them at the cutting edge when selling or trading online.
“With Irish consumers are now spending €850,000 an hour online, up 20 per cent on four years ago, making Ireland one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world. The figure was contained in one of two reports, by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, highlighting the burgeoning strength of e-commerce in Ireland.
The first report on the macro-economic impact of the internet indicated the digital economy here now encompassed 6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), equating to €12.3 billion. However, on the current growth trajectory this will expand to about €21.4 billion or nearly 8 per cent of GDP by 2020.” Source Irish Times
For this category, the judges are looking for evidence of a successful E-commerce website, and selling online. The Business should be forward thinking with a determination to strive for continued success by pushing the boundaries. The winning business in this category should have an excellent appreciation of how new technology can deliver a competitive advantage.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017 AT 5PM so get applying
To get 10,000 Irish businesses online for the first time and to get a further 2,000 Irish SMEs trading online over a period of two years, the Government have introduced a “trade-online” voucher scheme as part of the National Digital Strategy.
This allows businesses to secure funding for 50% of their projects spend, up to a maximum reclaim of €2,500.
We have hundreds of customers selling online throughout Ireland and we would look forward to working with you too. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Us.
What the vouchers can be used for:
Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website
Implementing Online payments or booking systems
Purchase of Internet related software
Purchase of online advertising
Developing an app (or multiplatform webpages ?)
Implementing a digital marketing strategy i.e. Social media marketing
Consultation with ICT experts for early stage adopters of online strategy
Training/ skills development specifically to establish and manage an on-line trading
What the vouchers cannot be used for:
Businesses that are not already trading
Development of brochure websites
Purchase of non-internet related software
Anything other than online trading related activity
The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile:
No online presence or companies seeking to improve their online presence
North Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2015 in association with ISS Recruitment and Training were held on the 27th November in The K Club. The awards are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success.
Little Video from Tara Lane on the night, thanks tara
2015 marks the 15 year in business for Graphedia, and to continue with the success of the company we have just opened our new offices in Sallins Road, Naas, County Kildare. We plan on recruiting more people to join our Kildare branch in the future, so if you feel you have the skills contact us. We put the success of Graphedia down to our excellent staff and superlative customers.
We are delighted with the move and look forward to working closely with the North Kildare Chamber in helping our company grow further. The big key if you are interested was to go with the opening phrase, “The Key to our Success” we do not sell keys, but we did have fun with it 🙂
See below some photos of the opening day with Minister Jed Nash, and other local businesses from Naas.
Not holding the key this time, in the photo from Left to right Niall Reck (Graphedia), Ronon Twohig (house of Finance), Vice President Chamber Vivian Cummins, President Niall Browne & Keith Traynor (HTH Accountants)
Vice President Chamber Vivian Cummins, Minister Jed Nash, President Niall Browne & Keith Traynor (HTH Accountants) in front Niall & Sarah Reck (Graphedia)
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