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Eircom gives digital boost to 10 firms with €100,000 awarded under scheme

Published 25/08/2015 | 02:30

CEO Conor Mulhall, Viki Mulhall and Theresa Phelan (far right) of The Little Milk Company with Gary Disley, Small Business Director of eircom Business Solutions, pictured in Dungarvan
CEO Conor Mulhall, Viki Mulhall and Theresa Phelan (far right) of The Little Milk Company with Gary Disley, Small Business Director of eircom Business Solutions, pictured in Dungarvan

Eircom has awarded €101,535 to 10 Irish companies located in Cork, Waterford, Wicklow and Dublin as part of its Digital Boost initiative.

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The initiative aims to offer help in business mobility, digital training, sales, marketing and business productivity for companies within the SME community.

The Little Milk Company, based in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, was one of the businesses to benefit from the scheme.

It was awared over €10,600 in digital solutions which saw staff receive a Google Export Markets workshop, tablets with 4G and mobile development and support.

"Mobile and digital is essential to achieving this (promotion) as we work and travel from our base in Waterford," said Conor Mulhall of The Little Milk Company.

"Currently, funding for the best and most efficient technologies has been an obstacle but this will help the business to compete better and make the best use of resources." Digital Boost 2015 ran for two rounds of funding this year.

In the first round it awarded €148,625 to 17 companies.

Smoothie Bikes, as part of Red Hot Productions, received the largest award of €21,995 from the second round. Other companies which received over €10,000 in funding were Heyday, Breakthrough Cancer Research, Travel Buddy and Unforgettable Flowers.

Irish Independent

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