Digiweb proudly sponsored this year’s award for ‘Start Up Company of the Year’. The ICT Excellence Awards now in their 11th year represent the most respected business accolade in the technology industry. The ‘Start Up Company of the Year’ award is a new award for 2011 and recognises the most promising new technology business in Ireland which began operations in the last three years.

Safefood360 was presented with the award on the evening beating off stiff competition from Azucca, Bytek, DediServe and Unitec. Safefood 360 is a complete online food safety management system for food processing plants. It is designed for those who need to implement and maintain such systems including quality managers, food technologists and consultants.

The ICT Excellence Awards acknowledge and celebrate the high achievers in today’s highly competitive information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Each year the Awards have grown and improved and are now seen as among the major high points of the year for the sector.

One of the key strengths of the awards is the quality of the judging panel. According to Judge Dr Jim Mountjoy from The Science Foundation Ireland ‘we are always looking for trend setters and risk takers, the entrants to these Awards certainly fit that category, the innovation and management skills are breathtaking. The companies who enter are all winners.’