Wholeschool named Belfast’s best start-up

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Wholeschool Software was named Belfast's best start-up at the seventh annual Belfast Business Top 50 awards which took place at Stormont last Thursday evening. Lough Shore Investments was a proud sponsor of the award which was presented for the first time this year.

In what was an extremely encouraging evening for the state of business in Belfast, Wholeschool Software was adjudged to be 'Belfast's best start-up'. The software firm, based in Poleglass, specialise in the development of online resources for the education market and had to hold off competition from the likes of AirPos, FlowJob and Speechstorm in an incredibly competitive category.

Danny Moore of Lough Shore Investments and Aine Brolly of Penna presented Frank McGonagle of Wholeschool with the award on the night.

Speaking following the announcement, Danny Moore said: "We were keen to find entrepreneurs with fresh, innovative ideas who are proving themselves to be world-beaters right here in Belfast. In Wholeschool we are certain we’ve found just that. Tom Ekin spoke of the need for courageous starters when we first announced this award and Wholeschool are the very epitomy of such a spirit. We wish them every success for the future.”

In addition to Wholeschool, the awards also recognised Bombardier as Belfast Business of the Year and Adelaide Insurance as Invest NI’s Growth Award recipient.

Alison Sweeney of the Belfast Media Group commented: “During tough economic times, Belfast needs the type of economic leadership being provided by our fabulous fifty companies who are testament to the great talent of Belfast. We have used these awards as a springboard for a new Belfast Media Group marketing campaign which highlights not the problems but the promise of Belfast through two outstanding new developments, The Rising sculpture in west Belfast and the Titanic Building in east Belfast.”

The Belfast Business Top 50 is also being supported by, LBM, Delta Print and Packaging, North City Business, Invest NI and UCIT.