Best Innovation and Creativity Award


Sponsored by Letterkenny Institute of Technology & CoLab

Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions. PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.


“We are proud to salute the creativity and genius of our entrepreneurs. They are the foot soldiers of progress, bringing opportunity and employment to the county and beyond, through their innovative businesses..”
LYIT/CoLAB – Sponsor – Best Innovation & Creativity Award

North West Aluminium Group

Established over 25 years ago the North West Aluminium Group is the largest manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of Roofing and Ventilation products in Ireland. They supply customers throughout Ireland and the UK.

NWA Group has pioneered the development of Dry Verge Systems that has drastically increased roof protection and durability, changed roofing methods and has resulted in a change to roofing regulations in Ireland and the UK.

To ensure they remain as an Industry leader across Ireland and the UK NWA Group invested over €1m in its production facility, spends 4% of its annual turnover on R&D and continues to invest in staff education.

Emerald Guitars

Emerald Guitars designs and manufactures carbon fibre hand-made guitars. With a huge online presence, Emerald Guitars is known worldwide and customers fly in from all over the world to visit the factory and design their own custom guitars.

Using social media platforms to reach a global market and selling to over 50 countries the direct sales model has proved successful and is creating a yearly growth of 60% per annum.

The company is competing with many other companies around the world however they are leading the way in the carbon guitar market. Embracing design and innovation Emerald Guitars is a local company with a global reach.

Castle Grove Country House Hotel

Castle Grove is a family run, award-winning Country House Hotel & Restaurant. It has focused on innovation in all its activities by creating experiences that fuse modern and heritage techniques. The restoration of the historic walled garden has created a visitor attraction and its produce supports the house and business.

Castle Grove continues to innovate through a marriage of commerce and community creating specialty dinners, education programmes with schools and charity events.

The business has experienced double digit growth consistently over the last 5 years bringing many new people to Castle Grove and as a result impacting positively on the local economy.

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CLOSING DATE: Public view for the online vote closes at 10am, Monday 15th October 2018 and the final deadline is 10am, Wednesday 17th October

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.