Boyle man’s business wins County Enterprise Award

The winner of this year’s overall County Enterprise Award was Posude Software Solutions, which is owned and managed by Boyle man Kyle McLoughlin.

Proving the enduring reputation of these awards as a showcase for new and established businesses, Kyle completed a double of sorts on Thursday having won the County and Regional Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016.

Presenting the award, Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council Shane Tiernan said Posude characterised “all the best qualities of a successful, ambitious local business.” He alluded to the company’s success as one of Ireland’s best Start-Up Businesses, also in 2016.

Kyle designs business apps for accounting systems. An exciting new innovation of the business is the creation of a new Cloud account, called ‘Thrive’, which is a mobile application that complements and supports business accounting systems, particularly in the builders and homeware provider brand sectors.

Currently Posude has six full-time employees and a further four employed through contract and other engagements. The company has a flourishing market both domestically and in the United Kingdom.

Kyle was understandably delighted on winning the award, claiming business “has been very good” adding: “since we launched Thrive, we’ve been in strong sales and marketing mode. Our ambition going forward is to get a further foothold in the UK and export market.

“It has been a challenging time for our customers but they have been very loyal. We have seen the benefits of our product in terms of cost and timing savings on their business”, said Kyle, who was accompanied at the awards by his wife Aoife.

“LEO have been there for me since day one of the business. They have been very supportive of me in terms of innovation assistance, grant aid and mentoring,” said Kyle, who also acknowledged the support of who he described as ‘his right-hand man’ in the business, Kevin Purcell.

Kyle’s success follows a long and illustrious role of honour in these awards, following the success of Elphin based business Roschem in 2016, Roscommon town’s P.J. Fallon and Sons in 2017 and Black Donkey Brewing from Ballinlough in 2018.

Other award alumni include Class Grass from Fuerty in 2019; Roscommon based Lidan Designs Modular Homes builders in 2020, who also that year won a national Future Focus award and Boyle based animators, Studio Meala in 2022, who also that year won a West regional award.

Last year’s award winners were Monksland based business Lark Bridal, who also won a coveted Western regional title. Each of the past award winners have seen their businesses expand and thrive despite what for many have been challenging economic conditions.

(Pic Ger O’Loughlin)

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