Best Start Up Business Award



Award sponsored by
South West College Innotech Centre

Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

The winner of this category will be the initiative that has demonstrated key business objectives; business growth; competitive edge; future plans.

The Giddy Box

The Giddy Box was established in January 2017 and is jointly owned by sisters Karan and Siobhan.

The Giddy Box, a mobile bar, is a converted Rice Beaufort Horse Trailer. The two fully functional bars, named ‘Alice’ and ‘Tom’ which were completely self-funded, come complete with fridges and sinks. They offer tailored packages for events such as weddings, parties and corporate and charity events. They have already featured at several big events throughout Ireland.



Brady’s Bike Spares

It all started as a hobby on Christmas Eve 2015 when Andrew and his wife Louise purchased a crash bike and dismantled it into pieces. They put the pieces on the internet and saw a demand from all over the world, so much so that Andrew gave up his full-time job and now dismantles bikes every day.

They have now acquired a Category B licence which means they can purchase from insurance companies and buy from auctions.



Fermanagh School of Music and Performing Arts

Fermanagh’s School of Music which was established in 2016 is based in Lisnaskea. It provides music, drama and dance lessons on both a group and individual basis. The business now has nine music tutors, two drama tutors, two volunteers and one dance tutor.

Last year they had over 60 students complete their ‘Performing Arts in Production’ assessment with students ranging from 3-70 years of age. They intend to start pre-instrumental lessons for the younger age group, helping them read and understand music prior to beginning instrumental lessons.



APG Supplies and Services Ltd

APG Supplies and Services, established in 2015 by Peter Gallagher on the Belcoo to Blacklion border specialises in the supply of top quality products to provide the optimum environment for livestock to be at their most productive.

Supplying customers on both sides of the border APG Supplies, which now employs over 15 staff, offers a range of carefully selected products from some of the market’s leading companies. They want to focus on natural alternatives for farming and recently expanded with a natural product range.



Nor Lisa Fashion and Alterations

Nor Lisa is a creative workshop which opened in June this year. Business partners Loretta and Lisa decided to open their own unique alteration services as they saw a gap in the market. The two, who have years of experience in the industry, provide an alteration service for all occasions.

They can make and restyle outfits and also provide a millinery service where fascinators can be made or hired. With three full time staff they hold accounts with several clothing businesses within the town.


HOW TO VOTE: Select the relevant tick box below and click vote. By supporting your favourite nominee you are creating additional awareness of their nomination and highlighting their success.

Closing date Public view for the online vote closes at 10am, Friday 5th October and the final deadline is 10am, Monday 8th October

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

Terms: One vote per IP address; Deadlines as detailed, for more information contact

The winners for each category will be revealed at the Gala event on Friday 12th October 2018, Killyhevlin Hotel. Tickets are selling fast, get in contact with Mairead/Catherine on 028 8225 5959 or email to book.