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Global Shares was honoured to be crowned winner of Technology Ireland’s ‘Company of the Year 2021’ at the 29th Technology Ireland Awards, which took place at Dublin’s Westin Hotel on Friday, November 19th. 

The Digital  Technology Company Of The Year Award celebrates companies that have achieved exceptional success, developed innovative technologies and partnerships, and achieved significant sales results over the past year, and was sponsored by platinum sponsor EY Ireland.  

Marking the announcement, Technology Ireland Director, Una Fitzpatrick said:

Global Shares were ambitious from day one to be a disrupter in a large global marketplace. Their forensic knowledge of the market led to significant investment and persistent innovation to bring a next gen platform to the market. Global Shares’ relentless focus on a sustainable culture of innovation, diversity, inclusion, professional development and wellness truly encompasses what it means to be the Technology Ireland Company of the Year

Una Fitzpatrick - Technology Ireland Director
Una Fitzpatrick Technology Ireland Director Headshot

Other award winners of the event, which was broadcast via live stream, were CameraMatics, MCO (MyComplianceOffice), Brightflag, TEKenable, AIB, Kinia, AWS and IBM Research in Ireland. Bill Kearney was named Person of the Year at the Awards Ceremony.

EY Ireland sponsors the prestigious Digital Technology Company of the Year Award.

In spite of weathering a year with more than its fair share of challenges, it’s quite remarkable to see the level of ingenuity and innovation demonstrated by the technology sector, not alone through the winning entries, but across the full spectrum of nominees. The sector is a true linchpin of the Irish business landscape, and played a significant role in keeping businesses, communities and vital services connected in the midst of the pandemic. All this year’s winners have a huge amount to be proud of, having achieved what they did in such a challenging environment. On behalf of EY, I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved.

Marie Treacy - Technology Sector Leader and Partner with EY Ireland
Marie Treacy - Technology Sector Leader and Partner with EY Ireland headshot

Technology Ireland ‘Company of the Year 2021’ is a heavyweight award and a huge endorsement of just how far we have come and what we have achieved as a team since our relaunch as a fintech provider in 2015. I would like to dedicate it to every member of our 550 strong team for their dedication, commitment and perseverance that has made our success possible. People often ask how a company on the edge of Ireland, on the edge of Europe, could succeed on a global stage, competing with the world’s biggest financial services giants…yet here we are doing it from Clonakilty. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you back yourself, think globally and empower your team to succeed. Thank you to Technology Ireland and IBEC – this is a major milestone on our exciting journey, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds!

Tim Houstoun - CEO, Global Shares
Tim Houston, Global SHares CEO Headshot

The exceptional calibre of finalists and winners showcases the Irish technology sector as a leading light in accelerating digital transformation throughout our economy and society. Global Shares was such a worthy winner of Company of the Year!

Lorna Martyn - Chair of Technology Ireland and Head of Technology at Fidelity Investments
Lorna Martyn - Chair of Technology Ireland and Head of Technology at Fidelity Investments headshot
Photographed accepting the Technology Ireland Company of the Year Award 2021 for Global Shares: L-R Aisling Riordan - Corporate Communications Manager and Mark Griffin, Director of Global Solutions

 To watch a playback of the Award Ceremony on YouTube, please click here.

Full list of winners:

  • Technology Ireland Company of the Year: Global Shares
  • Technology Ireland Person of the Year: Bill Kearney,
  • Emerging Company of the Year: CameraMatics
  • Outstanding Achievement in International Growth: MCO (MyComplianceOffice)
  • Technology Innovation of the Year: Brightflag
  • Digital Technology Services Project of the Year: TEKenable
  • #WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year: AIB
  • Tech4Good – Product/ Service Award: Kinia
  • Technology Ireland CSR Award: AWS
  • Excellence in Talent Development: Unum Ireland Limited
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year: IBM Research in Ireland

For more information on this award please contact our Corporate Communications Manager Aisling Riordan at: [email protected]

 

About Technology Ireland

Technology Ireland is the largest and most influential business organisation representing Ireland’s tech sector. Our vision is to make Ireland a global technology powerhouse and to be the catalyst that delivers the most effective change for the technology sector in Ireland. To find out more please visit the Technology Ireland website.

Please Note: This publication contains general information only and Global Shares is not, through this article, issuing any advice, be it legal, financial, tax-related, business-related, professional or other. The Global Shares Academy is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as such. Global Shares does not assume any liability for reliance on the information provided herein.

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