founders Peter Coppinger and Daniel Mackey have scooped the top accolade at this year’s IT Leader Awards. The pair were named Tech Persons of the Year by business leaders in the tech industry in Cork.

The winners of the other 6 categories were also announced at an awards ceremony held in Maryborough Hotel on yesterday evening Oct 20th, hosted by the awards organisers [email protected] The event, which is in its 11th year, saw 300 of Cork’s best and brightest tech professionals gather together to celebrate the achievements experienced within the sector over the last 12months.

Other winners on the night were:

  1. Smart Technology Innovation Award – Solo Energy
  2. Multinational of the Year Award – Abtran
  3. Technical Training Programme – VMware (KickStart)
  4. Tech Start Up of the Year Award – Twister WristWear
  5. The One to Watch Award – Cork Internet eXchange
  6. Excellence in Education Award – Scoil Niocláis National School

Speaking of their win Peter Coppinger Co-founder of said,

“We’re humbled to be named tech persons of the year by [email protected], especially when there are so many worthy contenders for this award. There’s something special about receiving an award in our home town where the Teamwork journey first began and continues to prosper today. We’re very grateful to [email protected] for this acknowledgement and for the important work they do in promoting the IT space in Cork.”

Daniel Mackey, co-founder also commented:

“Thank you to the team at [email protected] for this award. It’s a very proud moment for us to be named Tech Persons of the Year and it’s a great way to mark the 10th anniversary of It’s been a fantastic experience to start this business from Cork and we’re excited to continue growing our business from here.  We’re looking forward to celebrating this win with our team who have helped us achieve our success to date.”

Caroline O’Driscoll, Chairperson of [email protected] congratulated all those who took part in the awards,

Peter and Dan are incredible entrepreneurs and should be immensely proud of all they have achieved to date as they celebrate 10 years at Teamwork. We greatly admire their courage, fortitude and can do attitude in building a global business from their base in Cork. They think big, dream global, lead by example, but stay close their roots and have always remained their authentic selves. Through drive, determination and an unwavering passion for what they do, they have built a business from scratch and brought it to a level that proves that they are a force to be reckoned with.

 I’d also like to congratulate the winners of the other 6 categories. The standard of applicants was so high this year, that to have been chosen above others in each category is a triumph in itself. The work that these companies and schools do is outstanding… they are a driving force behind tech not just in Cork but in Ireland, and even globally. Their ambition is what propels the industry forward and makes me excited about the possibilities for tomorrow”.

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