Top enterprise award goes to Offaly businessman

Applied Concepts exports blast machines for building

Mark Clendennen with his award at the Aviva Stadium Pic: Keogh Photography

Mark Clendennen of Offaly-based Applied Concepts was the overall winner at the National Enterprise Awards in Dublin last night.

His company manufactures and exports blast machines used by builders and restoration companies. Supported by Local Enterprise Office Offaly, the Kinnitty-based company began trading in 2010 and employs ten people. Its machines are used in building and restoration projects in countries such as Finland, Estonia, Venezuela and Ethiopia.

A prize fund of €40,000 was on offer through theLocal Enterprise Offices at last night's awards ceremony in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.