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Channel Mechanics Win SME Enterprise of the Year Award

Channel Mechanics

Channel Mechanics Win SME Enterprise of the Year Award!


Channel Mechanics crowned Enterprise of the Year
Pictured from left to right: David Bermingham, Brenda O’Sullivan, John McArdle, Denis Cronin, Kenneth Fox, Lynne Ryder and Liam Kilcline.

On Friday the 13th of May, the Channel Mechanics team dusted off their dancing shoes and headed out to paint the town red! It was a delight to join our Technology Professional Peers for an esteemed night celebrating this year’s ITAG’s Excellence Awards in the Hardiman Hotel in Galway. With just under 300 attendees, the ballroom was certainly bustling with talent. An evening filled with outstanding fashion, the gentlemen all decked out in tux’s, while the ladies sported an array of colourful gowns. Channel Mechanics were delighted to win SME Enterprise of the Year Award, and to take the trophy back to our headquarters in Galway!


Channel Mechanics with the Enterprise of the Year trophy
Pictured: Kenneth Fox (CEO), Brenda O’Sullivan (Head of Marketing) & Denis Cronin (CTO)

Celebrating 21 years in running, the ITAG team certainly know how to throw an awards ceremony! The theme underlying each award was excellence and we can’t think of a more fitting term to summarize the night! Established in 2000, ITAG aims to develop technology innovation along the AtlanTec Gateway. Furthermore, ITAG operates by connecting members through networking events, tech talks, social events and hosting upskilling opportunities. ITAG is now home to over 100 member companies, the majority of which are based within Galway. 


Speaking about receiving the award, Channel Mechanics CEO commented:

“To be recognized as Enterprise of the Year in the SME category at the ITAG awards is incredibly special for us in Channel Mechanics. It showcases how far we have come from our start-up days in NUI Galway. We now have the world’s leading vendors utilize our channel program automation platform to ensure ease of doing business for their partner ecosystems. Having more than doubled the team over the past two years, along with exponential customer growth, is certainly something I’m very proud of as CEO and to be recognized by the ITAG committee is very rewarding for the entire team.”

Kenneth Fox


Channel Mechanics celebrate winning the Enterprise of the Year Award

Channel Mechanics took home the trophy for SME Enterprise of the Year, recognized for outstanding contribution as product and process innovators, as a centre of technical excellence, as an employer and a driver of regional economic growth. In the same vein, for our myriad of other contributions to the Galway region and beyond.

The Channel Mechanics team on the night (from left to right) consisted of Damien McDonagh (Senior Software Engineer), John McArdle (SVP Worldwide Sales), Denis Cronin (CTO), Lynne Ryder (QA Team Leader), Brenda O’Sullivan (Head of Marketing), Kenneth Fox (CEO), Niamh Salmon (Marketing Associate), Brian O’Higgins (Senior Quality Assurance Engineer), Michael Wijsmuller (CFO) and Liam Kilcline (Head of Customer Success).



Channel Mechanics Head of Marketing, reflected on the night saying:

“This has been such an amazing night for the Channel Mechanics Team. To be recognized for our achievements in excellence over the past two years is really special. We’ve grown such an incredible and hardworking team here in Galway. So it’s wonderful to have the team’s achievements recognized in this way. And a very special thank you to the ITAG judging panel for selecting us.”

Brenda O’Sullivan


Pictured: Brian O’Higgins (Senior QA Engineer), Brenda O’Sullivan (Head of Marketing) and Michael Wijsmuller (CFO)


In addition, we would like to congratulate all our fellow winners on the night:

    • TitanHQ – Cyber Security Award
    • RugbySmarts – Emerging Tech StartUp
    • Rent The Runway – Technology Innovation Award
    • Genesys – IT in the Community and AI in the Community Award
    • Cisco – Digital Project Award
    • Fidelity – Enterprise of the Year and Diversity Excellence Award
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Agile Award

To conclude, we would like to thank the ITAG team for both the invitation to join the nights festivities, and for recognizing the hard work of the Channel Mechanics EMEA team. In fact, we are already looking forward to next years celebrations. And we look forward to another year full of events with the ITAG community.

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