Marc O’Dwyer, CEO of accounting software company Big Red Cloud has been crowned CEO of the Year at the Business All-Star Awards. Marc was awarded the prize at an awards ceremony that took place yesterday at the All-Star Summit in Croke Park.
It was the software company’s day as Big Red Cloud also scooped the All Stars Brand of the Year Award
The Business All-Star program is an annual competition designed to identify and recognise Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months.
Speaking of the win Marc, an Irish entrepreneur who, in 2001, bought the majority share in a small Irish software business, Big Red Book,
“I am absolutely honoured and humbled by the win. The calibre of people and businesses shortlisted was stellar, so I knew I was in good company even to have made the final. To win is honestly something I’m immensely proud of. Obviously, for any CEO to be effective they must have a good team of people around them and I definitely have that. The Brand of the Year win for the company is testament to the hard work my BRC team put in day in day out.”
Marc launched Big Red Cloud, the online version of Big Red Book, in June 2012. Marc continues to run both Big Red Book & Big Red Cloud. Big Red Cloud is a leading supplier of online account’s software to the SME market in Ireland. 50,000 companies use their suite of products.
The Business All Star Awards
Divided into 21 categories, ranging from All-Stars New Business to All-Star Innovative Business, the line-up reflects the diverse stages of development and vertical specialisation of Irish companies. Winners in each category are designated with All-Star status and as such represent the highest current performance level in Irish business, and are presented as a standard or benchmark to be equalled or exceeded.
The 2018 All-Star Judging panel was Chaired by Dr. Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and assisted by Deputy Chair Kieran F. Ring of the Global Institute of Logistics. The Chairs will be supported by a panel of industry experts.
Starting with a modest 300 delegates at the inaugural All Ireland Summit in 2015, 2018 saw 1000 Of Ireland’s Business Leaders, CEO’s, Directors & Entrepreneurs attend the event in Croke Park.