Galway company 9th Impact has won a Regional Award at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, which is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate Ireland’s micro-enterprises.
One of the company’s founders, Mark Quick, was presented with the West Regional Award by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the Minister of State Pat Breen at a black-tie ceremony in the Mansion House.
9th Impact, supported by their Local Enterprise Office Galway, design, build and publish games for mobile phones and specialise in negotiating partnerships with international TV studios to develop the official games of popular TV series. They are best known for developing the official games of the ‘Biker Mice from Mars’ TV series. The games are available in 12 languages and are played in 119 countries. 98% of the company’s revenues are earned from exports by 7 highly-skilled full time staff in Galway.
Speaking at the National Enterprise Awards ceremony in the Mansion House, Breda Fox, Head of Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Galway said: “Micro-enterprises make up more than 90% of all businesses in Ireland and they are powering the national and local economy with the Local Enterprise Office as their ‘first-stop-shop’ for accessing enterprise supports. I would like to pay tribute to 9th Impact and their hard-working team and I want to congratulate them on winning this national award in recognition of their achievements.”
Visit localenterprise.ie/galway to learn more about the services and supports on offer to businesses in the county.