On Friday 2nd December, at an awards ceremony in Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford, our own Co-Founder, Kevin Walsh, won the ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ title for Waterford in the ‘Best Established Business Category’. At a packed event, Kevin commented on the win;
“𝑖𝑡 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑠 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐴𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑥 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑑. 𝑊𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑖𝑑 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑔𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑒. 𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑. 𝐼𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙. 𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑓𝑢𝑙 2016 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑓𝑢𝑙 2017”
From here Kevin will go on to compete in the Regional finals in the new year and fingers crossed will take Team Aphex to the National Finals in Dublin.