Anselm Molloy of Paragon Business Systems Ltd. is this year’s Kilkenny CEB Enterprise Award Winner. Paragon Business Systems, based in Purcellsinch Business Park specializes in the provision of IT based business control solutions to the hospitality industry. Paragon has developed an array of software and hardware products since it began trading in 1994, and it is now a leading provider of Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) Solutions and integrated Hotel Management Systems to the hospitality sector, with in excess of 300 clients in the island of Ireland alone.
In recent years, the company has also completed installations in Spain, Shanghai and New York. Paragon acquired the European distribution rights to the Volante range of catering and Hospitality IT solutions, and also recently acquired a UK firm, which has provided Paragon with a further 140 UK clients, which in turn has allowed the Kilkenny office to maintain high standards of customer service 24/7, delivered by a permanent support team based at their custom developed support centre. In 2010 Paragon developed and released innovative handheld ordering software for Apple wireless devices, which has been successfully sold in Ireland, Spain and Canada and see this product range as offering them a key competitive advantage with significant export potential. The company currently employs 11 people.
The County Enterprise Award is the first stage of the National Enterprise Awards. Recipients at County level progress to the national competition, and each stage is independently adjudicated. They were established by the national network of 35 County & City Enterprise Boards in 1997, and are designed to recognize the achievements of companies supported by the CEBs.
Mr. Joe Crockett, County Manager and Chairman of Kilkenny County Enterprise Board presenting Anselm with the Award said “I think it is fitting that the critical role and contribution that small business makes to the local economy is acknowledged, and the Enterprise Awards are one small way in which the County Enterprise Board recognizes the achievements and endeavours of our client companies each year.”