Sean Murray, CEO of WeBringg Ltd. was named winner of The Best Start-Up Business at the Fingal IBYE Local Awards. in a ceremony held in Swords County Hall, Co. Dublin. Sean Murray spoke about how he felt about winning this award and what it meant for WeBringg in the future.
“There were a few hundred companies who originally applied.” Sean said, “Five companies were then shortlisted and WeBringg was one of those companies.” The Fingal IBYE competition is running for it’s fourth year and has attracted almost 1,500 applications throughout Ireland, all competing for the €2 million prize.
“We submitted a business proposal and gave a pitch to three dragons,” Sean said, “Then they judged the businesses under 20 different criterias.” All five companies who were shortlisted for the Best Start-Up Business attended a two-day bootcamp held in the Enterprise Ireland office prior to the ceremony, in which they were given advice on how to pitch for investments and general business advice for the betterment of their companies.
So what does winning this award mean for WeBringg? “It’s massive for WeBringg,” Sean said, “It gives potential new customers faith in what we are doing. It gives everyone working with us a boost of moral. We are an award winning company and we are doing great things.” WeBringg previously applied for the award in 2016, however, since then the company has seen a splurge in growth in both figures and staff. “When we applied for the award last year we had 3 members of full-time staff and one member of part-time staff. We now have a total of 27 members of staff in Ireland, the UK and Australia. The main aspect for us is the growth we have seen and the export potential of the company.”
The future looks bright for WeBringg as they intend to increase their business and staff levels in 2018, “The idea is to double what we are currently doing at the very least, to double what we are doing in Ireland, the UK and Australia.” Sean said, “We hope to potentially enter one new market, the plan is to go from operating in nine cities to 35 cities, we also intend to have 35 staff by the end of 2018.”
Sean Murray will now go on to represent Fingal at the Dublin regional competition on January 24th, 2018 for The Best Start-Up Business along with the two other winners for The Best Idea and The Best Established Business.
We are sure WeBringg will bringg it!