26/05/2017 Energy Tech Start-Up Wins National Enterprise Award. Picutred last night are (l to r) Sheelagh Daly, Head of Enterprise Local Enterprise Office Wicklow, Aidan McDonnell of Acutrace, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, John Lynch of Acutrace, and Colm Ward of Local Enterprise Office South Dublin. Acutrace, a start-up energy technology company in South Dublin, has won the top award at this year’s National Enterprise Awards in the Mansion House, which is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices every year to celebrate Ireland’s micro-enterprises (May 25th). Set-up in 2015 and supported by Local Enterprise Office South Dublin, Acutrace has developed hardware and software that collects energy data in commercial buildings in the UK and Ireland. Special guests at the National Enterprise Awards included An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D., the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. and the Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D. Another Dublin company, Hope Beer in Fingal (supported by LEO Fingal), won the ‘Best Start-Up’ award, Hexafly in Meath (supported by LEO Meath) took the award for ‘Innovation’ and Monaghan Brothers Bar Furniture Manufacturers Ltd from County Mayo (supported by LEO Mayo) won the ‘Best Export’ category. 32 finalists from all over the country made it to this year’s final, which was organised by the Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities. (www.localenterprise.ie) Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland