OPTIMISE Fund Winners 2013 Case Study

Read about all of the winners of the 2013 OPTIMISE Fund.

OPTIMISE Fund Winners 2013

As always the winners of the OPTIMISE Fund were a diverse group of SMEs and micro-enterprises including family run businesses, emerging and established companies from the food, travel and tourism, media and publishing, retail and technology sectors. 

For full details of all of the winners, along with summaries of how they used the fund please read our breakdown of the OPTIMISE Fund Winners 2013.

The winners of the IEDR’s OPTIMISE e-Commerce and Website Development Fund in 2013 were:

OPTIMISE Fund Winner Details
The Butler’s Pantry Producer and retailer of hand prepared artisan meals, breads and desserts throughout 10 retail locations in Dublin and Wicklow.
Killowen Farm Family run business which produces yoghurt and dairy products using traditional methods from the Dunne Family Farm in Wexford.
Business World Dublin based online news publisher specialising in business news and information.
Press22 Limerick photography company who offer services for a wide range of industries and have experience in providing digital imagery for online purposes.
Java Republic Java Republic supply Irish restaurants, coffee houses, boutique hotels and offices with premium, artisan, hand-roasted, ethical coffees, speciality teas and hot chocolate.
Rock Farm Slane Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism destination set on a 150 acre organic farm along the banks of the River Boyne opposite Slane Castle in Meath.
Wholesale Directory Limerick based company working to help Irish retailers connect online with genuine wholesalers who deal directly with Irish businesses.
Seavite Bodycare Ltd Family run business from Galway which develops and sells organic sea-weed based skincare products.
Viking Marine Dublin based retailer who specialises in chandlery, ropes, electronics, marine, outdoor and casual clothing and accessories.
Colmac Robotics Ltd Educational-technology start-up in the field of robotics. Offering summer camps for children in Castlebar, Dublin and Galway.
Eurocycles An offline and online retail organisation specialising in the import and supply of bicycles and bicycle related products to the general public in Ireland.
Courtlough Shooting Grounds Ltd. A clay pigeon shooting facility in North County Dublin which also features a trout fishery, outdoor activity centre and clubhouse.
PuddleDucks Located in Cork, PuddleDucks is a family run online retail business specialising in outdoor clothing for children.
Motive Television Ltd IFTA nominated producer of documentary, lifestyle programming, travel shows and live event coverage.
Orient Travel Travel Agency specialising in Eastern Travel for both corporate and private consumers.
Tyre and Service Superstore (Square Fit Ltd.) Dublin based family garage business specialising in reliable and quick car servicing and repairs who also offer online quotes and bookings.
Anchor Safety Ltd Provider of personal protective equipment such as road safety products (traffic cones, barriers, etc.), water safety products (lifebuoys, life jackets) and workwear.
Air Impact Tipperary based wholesaler and distributor of pneumatic tools and equipment.
Datascope Ltd Wexford based printer of newspapers and magazines for 49 publishers in Ireland.
RA Kee & Sons Ltd Family run retailers operating four stores in the North West of Ireland.