National Winner for ‘The Business of the Year’ at the European Business Awards


Roisin Mc Cormack, Sales & Marketing Manager at DesignPro, receiving the ‘The Business of the Year with Turnover of €0-25m’ award.

We’re delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the Irish National Winner for ‘The Business of the Year with Turnover of €0-25m’ at the European Business Awards ‘Ones To Watch’ event, sponsored by RSM International.

In an exclusive ceremony held at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin on Monday 5th February, 11 Irish organisations were selected out of a list of 77 companies to represent Ireland in the upcoming European Business Awards in Poland in May. The winners spanned a wide range of industry sectors from healthcare to telecommunications and were chosen for their specific category by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics.

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and is Europe’s largest business competition. Its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest and PR Newswire. British Ambassador, Robin Barnett CMG had the following to say,

“I was delighted to host this event to celebrate the success of the 11 organisations selected to represent Ireland as National Winners in the European Business Awards. Their determination to succeed is a role model to others.”

Roisin and our fellow finalists who will all go forward to represent Ireland in the upcoming European Business Awards in May.


Established in 2004 by our Managing Director Paul Collins, the company has continued to expand and develop since our relocation in 2015 to Rathkeale, Co. Limerick. In 2017 we secured €1.9 million in European Funding for our innovative Horizon 2020 River Turbine Project and more recently we celebrated a 2 year successful strategic partnership with one of the world’s leading robotics manufacturers, KUKA.

Roisin McCormack, our Sales & Marketing Manager had the following to say about winning the award,

“We’re thrilled to have won the award. It’s always great to receive recognition for your hard work from your peers but to receive it on a European platform makes it all the more special.”


We couldn’t have attained this award without the hard work and effort of our whole team and as we were unable to bring everyone to the award ceremony we decided to have a little fun and held our own internal awards presentation.


As a National Winner we will now face further judging in our chosen category, and the final category winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland in May 2018.