The competition results are in

Congratulations to our ten winners

From family businesses to new businesses, from service to retail, Irish SMEs have gone online in a big way. We wanted to find ten of the most innovative and inspiring SMEs across the country to be our You’re the Business winners. Our judges had a difficult time picking only ten, but here they are.

Prints of Ireland

Young entrepreneurs, Heather and Peter, have a passion for travel, graphic design and the Irish language. Their online shop commemorates Irish landmarks with quality prints, totes and greeting cards.

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Camerino Bakery

Caryna, a Canadian baker in Dublin, runs an award-winning cafe and bakery business. She recently pivoted and developed an online catering and cake ordering service. Would-be bakers can also purchase pre-measured baking kits from her site. Sweet!

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Certified sleep consultant, Erica, offers virtual sleep sessions through her website. Her audience of exhausted parents globally can testify to the success of her business. As well as online courses, she has created a private expert-led community to support her customers.

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Ryan Thomas Jewellers

Ryan Thomas Jewellers is a family business selling luxury and hand-crafted jewellery in Clonmel for the last 43 years. An independent retailer, they specialise in ethically sourced diamonds and other beautiful gifts on their site.

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Wonky Woolins

Wonky Woolins hand-knits quirky gifts and toys from Galway, the way your granny might have. Chloe may be one of our youngest entrepreneurs, and she’s certainly one of the savviest. She sells her adorable, fluffy creations from her well-designed website.

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Cullen Nurseries

Cullen Nurseries is a family owned business in Carlow, supplying top-quality native trees and hedging. Their award-winning site helps them offer an efficient online service with nationwide delivery across Ireland and Northern Ireland

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The Crafty Fox Ltd

A hidden gem in Drogheda for some time now, crafters across the country can enjoy everything the Crafty Fox has to offer. Aside from haberdashery supplies, the Crafty Fox team are building a community with their courses and workshops, which are available to book online.

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D.R. Dogcare

Animal lover Deirdre Ryan set up her business in Ennis in 2002. She offers group or one-to-one training for dogs and their owners. Owners can also book their pooch in for dog grooming sessions, available to book on her website.

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Velvet Cloud

The Flanagans are producers of Velvet Cloud - a range of handmade sheep’s milk, yogurt and cheese, made on the family farm. Customers don’t have to go to Mayo for these dairy delights. You can buy the delicious products directly from their website.

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The Cookie Co-op

Brian Walsh started his cookie business in 2020. His sweet treats fly out the door, thanks to his easy-to-use website. Shoppers can order hand-crafted artisan cookies, muffins and bars, and have them delivered straight to their door.

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