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Last night Neopost Ireland scooped a prestigious award at a glitzy ceremony in the heart of Paris. We were recognised as the best French company in Ireland. Now we've always considered ourselves to be an Irish company whose headquarters just happens to be in France but if you're giving out awards...
Neopost Ireland has been awarded ‘Best French Company in Ireland’ at the annual Ireland France Business Awards 2013.
Jointly hosted by the Irish / French Chamber and Network Irlande, Neopost was presented with the award at a gala dinner held in Paris on Thursday 21st November, attended by over 150 French and Irish businesspeople. The award was presented to
Cathal O’Boyle, Managing Director, Neopost Ireland, by Monsieur Philippe Ray, Charge d’Affaires, French Embassy in Ireland.
Duncan Groom, Ken Dowd, Karen Kavanagh, Clem Garvey, Cathal O'Boyle, Chris Hockey, Denis Thierry and Sinead Donnellan of Neopost Ireland and Neopost S.A. with the award for Best French Company in Ireland.
Beating off stiff competition, Neopost went on to win the award due to its ‘position as the leading mailing solutions partner for Irish businesses. The jury noted that Neopost Ireland has demonstrated ‘strong sustainability, revenue growth, increased employment levels, clear investment in R&D, commitment to a diverse customer base and a range of products that are eco-designed’.
The notable judging panel was comprised of Sinead Lonergan (Director France,Enterprise Ireland), Christine Laporte (Director, Invest in France Agency UK & Ireland), Niall Gleeson (MD Alstom Ireland), Eamon Fitzpatrick (Advertising Director, Irish Times), Gisele Hivert-Messeca (Directrice Ubifrance Irlande), Professor Antoin Murphy (Trinity College Dublin), Jim Rice (MD Schneider Electric Ireland), Laura Torrebruno (Mission Economique de l’Ambassade de France), Jean-Marc Teurquetil (PDG, Athema), and Anne Marie Ronayne, (MD Terra Connecta)
Duncan Groom, Sinead Donnellan, Cathal O'Boyle, Ken Dowd and Karen Kavanagh of the Neopost Ireland management team with the award.
Speaking at the ceremony, Cathal O’Boyle acknowledged the key to the company’s success was local investment in employment and back office resources as a key competitive differential in terms of winning new business and providing unrivalled support to its 6000 Irish customers. He also thanked the team in the French Headquarters for ‘continued R&D investment and strategic support in terms of developing new solutions to manage the evolution occurring in the mailing market today’
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