And then there were six — Elevate Awards finalists announced

(L-R) Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s, Pronsias Kitt of DHKN and Niall McGarry of Impact Media pictured during this years Elevate Award interview process.

(L-R) Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s, Pronsias Kitt of DHKN and Niall McGarry of Impact Media pictured during this years Elevate Award interview process.

The long wait for the announcement of the Impact Media Elevate Award winner is almost over as the six finalists are announced this week.

Making the final cut from 180 down to 12 and finally down to the final six, the announcement of the overall winner of the Impact Media Elevate Award is just around the corner.

The six Impact Media Elevate Award Finalists are Mark McCole of Mystic Force, Aidan and Martina McIntyre of Maxx Recruitment, Carmel Tynan of Glowgoat Ltd., JP Reddington and Fergus Kennedy of Live Webstars, brothers Donal, Joe and David Reilly of Thermasol Total Energy Solutions, and Peter Boland of Cases Wine Warehouse.

The calibre of the entrants was extremely high this year which made the decision of choosing the six finalists extremely difficult, according to Niall McGarry, Chairman of Impact Media.

“It is truly regrettable that all 12 couldn’t make it to the finals, the judging this year has been by far the most difficult yet, choosing only one as the overall winner of the Elevate Award 2008 is going to be an extremely difficult process.”

McGarry went on to thank all those involved in the competition so far.

“On behalf of all involved, we would like to thank all those who entered the Elevate Award, especially those who made it to the final 12. The effort, enthusiasm and professionalism portrayed throughout the competition are greatly appreciated and we wish all applicants every success in the future of their businesses.”

So what now for the final six of the Impact Media Elevate Award 2008? Well all six finalists will be making their way to the Meyrick Hotel on the evening of Thursday August 21 for an evening of fine food, drink and entertainment, with the announcement of the Impact Media Elevate Award 2008 winner being made before the night’s out.

The winner will receive a tangible prize worth over €40,000 that will elevate their business to new heights, including an €18,000 package offering from Impact Media incorporating the design of a distinctive and professional corporate identity, the development of a website including a content management system, the design of a six page corporate brochure, extensive PR and the development and implementation of a marketing and advertising strategy.

The winner will also receive an advertising package worth €12,500 from the Galway Advertiser and Galway First, €5000 worth of printing costs from Jaycee and €5000 worth of signage produced by Dynasigns. As ever all finalists will also receive extensive coverage in The Galway Advertiser, Galway First and on Galway Bay FM.

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