Integrity Solutions, Ireland's largest IT security specialist, today announces that it has been awarded AIB Enterprise of the Year at the 39th annual Business & Finance Awards. The award is in recognition of Integrity Solutions continued commitment to excellence in managed IT security and its strong business growth throughout 2013.
The Business & Finance Awards honour companies and individuals for their contributions to the Irish economy and success in business throughout the year. It is the longest running and most coveted business awards programme in Ireland. Other category winners included Intel Ireland for the Global Innovation award, Senator George Mitchell for Outstanding Contribution to Ireland, and Katie Taylor and Brian O'Driscoll collected awards for their contributions to brand Ireland.
The AIB Enterprise of the Year category recognises fast growing indigenous businesses that demonstrate innovation, vision, commercial success and sustainable business growth. During 2013, Integrity Solutions continued to invest and grow its security portfolio and team, with headcount growing by 30% this year to more than 50 employees.
Integrity Solutions provides a comprehensive portfolio of IT security solutions and services to private and public sector organisations. It has an established leadership position for IT security management in the Irish market and in 2013 it expanded its UK operations, which includes offices in Glasgow and London.
The award was accepted by Eoin Goulding and Sean Rooney from Integrity Solutions, in front of more than 1,000 guests at a gala dinner in the Dublin Convention Centre.
Eoin Goulding, managing director, Integrity Solutions, commented, "We are honoured to accept this award as it recognises the work of our entire team, our commitment to excellence and our market leading position in IT security services.
"Our competitive advantage is the quality of our technical resources who have the highest levels of accreditation and skills in our industry. It is their ability, experience and innovation which continually drive us forward. With the on-going rise in cybercrime activities and increasingly strict data compliance regulations, more and more businesses are turning to Integrity to protect their data, systems, employees and clients. We will continue to invest in our portfolio and people to ensure we maintain our leadership position."
Speaking as he presented the award to Integrity Solutions, Ken Burke, head of business banking, AIB, said, "The judges have opted for a company that combines the strengths of our technology and service sector and strong growth capability in Ireland and overseas. They impressed the judges with their obvious passion for their business, the growth they have achieved both domestically and in the UK, and their continued strong focus on their employees and their training. They are truly a worthy recipient of the AIB Enterprise of the Year award"