Yesterday, the 22nd of February, the Small Firms Association of Ireland gathered in the RDS to celebrate the SFA National Small Business Awards 2018. TheTaste was chosen as the winner for the “Outstanding Small Business” category, which was sponsored by AIB Bank.
The ceremony saw 38 companies from 13 different counties under one roof, attending as finalists for the eight categories to be awarded on the night: Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Services, Outstanding Small Business, Sustainable Energy, Exporter of the Year and Emerging New Business.
Jules Mahon, Co-Founder of TheTaste, said: “Winning Outstanding Small Business after three years is an amazing honour for everyone here at TheTaste. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by a brilliant team of passionate, talented young people who have helped shape and mould our business to become a huge driver in the Irish hospitality sector. We love what we do and to have this recognition means the world to us.”
Jules added: “The SFA as an orgnisation has been an invaluable support and networking opportunity for us as a small business and we would encourage more firms like ourselves to take part and reap the benefits.”
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The prize package for all finalists included participation in the SFA Business Connect, a strategic management masterclass weekend, as well as broad-ranging national and local media coverage.
TheTaste began in 2014 when husband and wife team, Keith and Jules Mahon, decided to launch a project of their own. Since then, it has earned a number of important awards, including “Best Digital Food Magazine in the World” at the Gourmand Awards and “Best in Social Media” at the Eir Spider Awards.
The company had been a finalist for the Outstanding Small Business Award in the past, and receiving the accolade in 2018 has been one new reason to celebrate and a motivation to continue offering the best content for food, drink and travel lovers in Ireland and beyond.
More information: sfa.ie