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Fast-growing companies have become an integral part of the Irish business community in recent years, shaping the evolution of start-ups and SMEs in Ireland. Honouring this industry advancement, 100 of the Fastest Growing companies have been featured in Business & Finance. The list can be seen here.

In advance of this year’s Awards and in honour of the 100 fastest-growing companies, there will be an eir Elevation evening networking event on September 20th in HubSpot’s HQ in Dublin’s IFSC. Recognising the importance of building relationships for any company wanting to increase revenue and continue its growth, this event strives to provide a unique opportunity for introduction to some of Ireland’s start-ups, SMEs and larger organisations. The eir Elevation team, together with our hosts from Hubspot hope that the evening will lead to lasting relationships and idea generation.

Ian Hyland, CEO & Publisher of Business & Finance and Eavann Murphy, COO of eir, will give short speeches detailing their involvement in the eir Elevation programme to date. An address from our hosts at HubSpot will also be delivered by Christian Kinnear, Managing Director EMEA at HubSpot.

View speakers and bios here.

As the eir Elevation Awards recognises and rewards the progression and performance of Ireland’s fast-growing companies, this event will also recognise the accomplishments of a particular industry professional that encompasses all of the attributes sought by the Elevation judging panel.

As such, Colm Lyon will be recognised for his achievements in the fast company space! Lyon is the CEO and founder of Fire Financial Services. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Realex Payments up until the business was acquired in March 2015 for €115m.

From 2000 to 2015, Lyon led Realex Payments to be one of Europe’s largest online payment gateways – processing in excess of €28bn per annum in online payments for over 12,500 retailers, including some of the world’s leading brands.

Lyon epitomises all that that the eir Elevation Awards Programme stands for and we are absolutely thrilled to be honouring him on the night.

HubSpot is located at: One Dockland Central, 4th Floor, 1, Guild St, Dublin (Parallel from the CCD on Guild St.)

If you are driving, there is a car park located in the heart of the IFSC, just around the corner from HubSpot HQ. You can see the directions and book online here. Approach via: Custom House Quay (from OConnell Bridge), North Wall Quay (from The 3 Arena).

For more information please contact:

maura.reidy@businessandfinance.com