Galway company wins National Business Award

 Galway software company, Channel Mechanics, has been named winner of the Innovation and Emerging Technology Award at the national final of the 19th Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2012, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin last week.

Channel Mechanics provides software and services solutions that enable manufacturers increase the size and speed of their revenues by effectively using their distributors and channels as they go to market.  The software eliminates operational problems that prevent vendors maximising revenues when they are looking to scale their channel sales.

Established in November 2010 with headquarters in NUI Galway and offices in the UK and USA, the product went live with its first major customer, a large global multinational, in September 2012, and now employs 14 people.

Channel Mechanics currently operates in the ICT sector but it has developed its products and services with key generic concepts which will allow it to be deployed across sectors such as pharmaceuticals, bio-medical or any manufacturing sector that leverages distribution as a way to market. Receiving the award, Kenneth Fox of Channel Mechanics, said: “We are thrilled to be taking home the Innovation and Emerging Technology Award. This is a great boost for our company and our staff, whose hard work and dedication has played an integral part in our success.  I would like to accept this award on their behalf.”

Along with Channel Mechanics, seven other leading businesses from across the country were named national winners in their individual award categories.

The overall Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award winner, CDE Global, will receive a comprehensive reward package including a publishing bursary with the Irish Independent, business mentoring, a full service communications workshop, as well as national and regional PR opportunities.