High Res Lighting took the Overall Award at this year’s South Dublin Local Enterprise Awards which took place online on the 4th of March.
High Res Lighting who started out as a pure lighting design company have, over the past few years expanded into the world of virtual production and green screen replacement for large film and TV production companies and studios. High Res Lighting are currently one of the few leading companies in this field in Europe having successfully delivered projects for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and a number of film productions. This highly Innovative company were announced the overall winners in the top category which included three other very strong businesses. High Res Lighting with their strong team have created a name for themselves in the Virtual Production Sector demonstrating the quality of their Irish based productions to the Global TV & Film sector and have followed this up securing quality business achievements in the process.
Peter Canning, Design Director and CEO of High Res Lighting said ‘We’re absolutely ecstatic to win the Local Enterprise overall award and would like to also congratulate all of the other category winners and shortlisted businesses. In a year that has seen huge unprecedented upheaval, it was truly inspirational to see how entrepreneurial spirit has reinvented companies strategies and direction to deal with the challenges of the pandemic. The help, support and advice from Tom, Peter and Lisa and all of the South Dublin LEO team was just exceptional and gave us the opportunity to pivot our business and rapidly grow into a new area in 12 months, which was originally a part of a 3 year plan’.
Along with the overall winner, seven category winners were announced. The Innovation Award went to Amach Software Limited providers of digital transformation and consultancy services in the IT industry which include clients from the Aviation, FinTech and MedTech sectors. The One to Watch Award went to Emma Hedderman founder of Stride Boot Wear,for her specially designed quality Equestrian footwear performance products which were recently launched in the US and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award to Mohammed Rashid, founder of vegan food company Safco Fine Foods.
The Best Start Up Award went to Shane Mc Mahon & Martin Holles, co-founders of Nuplanet Sustainable Solutions providers of innovative sustainable solutions for the environment. Olly Nolan, a bee farmer who is producing quality natural honey products from his base at Olly’s Farm Glenasmole, in the Dublin Mountains picked up the Green Business Award. With the expansion and diversity of new businesses starting up in the county the Food / Drink is always a very strong category in South Dublin. This year the Award went to husband and wife team Emmet Harten and Paula Hughes co-founders of Kayla’s Kitchen for their hand cooked and great tasting range of traditional nutritious meals. The ‘NEWS’ / Women in Business ‘Award went to BiaBelle’s co-founders and sisters Aoibheann Murphy and Bláthnaid Murphy for their range of luxury cosmetics and tanning products.
Tom Rooney, Head of Enterprise added ‘it was fantastic to have had so many businesses in South Dublin applying for these Awards. This Annual Awards event is a great opportunity to celebrate the talent, determination and business success which exists in South Dublin. The founders of these outstanding businesses are an inspiration to many others to follow their dreams and their passion and turn their business ideas into a successful new business venture. As these businesses build and grow, they are creating more job opportunities for local residents, for our graduates and school leavers and they make a significant contribution to their local economies’.
All of the Award-winning businesses are supported by Local Enterprise Office South Dublin and will share a €12,000 investment fund. The Overall winner High Res Lighting will go on to represent South Dublin in the National Enterprise Awards later this year. The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland. Established in 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. The LEOs work with over 7,000 client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses.
For more information see www.LocalEnterprise.ie/southdublin