Longford company, Goodness Grains Gluten Free Bakery has been shortlisted for a Small Firms Association (SFA) Small Business Award.
The finalists were officially announced by Patricia Callan, SFA Director. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.
Thirty-five companies have been selected as finalists, from 13 different counties, across 8 categories.
Goodness Grains is a family owned and run company set up in 2013 to bring quality fresh gluten free products to coeliac consumers and increasingly the mainstream market, and are a finalist in the Food and Drink category sponsored by Bord Bia.
The awards prize package for all finalists includes an exhibition stand at the SFA National Small Business Showcase in the RDS in February, a strategic management masterclass weekend, as well as broad-ranging national and local media coverage, valued at €50,000.
Finalists also receive five complimentary tickets to the gala prize giving ceremony which will take place in the RDS in March 2017 when the category winners and overall winner will be announced.
Goodness Grains are among the six finalists in the Food & Drink Category (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Bord Bia.
The five other finalists in the category are: Kelly’s of Newport Artisan Butchers (Mayo); Keogh's Crisps (Dublin); Simpli Baked (Offaly); The Foods of Athenry (Galway); Wexford Home Preserves (Wexford).