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The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2021 were officially announced last month and Killybegs-based seafood business, Atlantic Treasures, has been nominated in two categories.

Atlantic Treasures is a family run business and offers a quality range of smoked mackerel, marinated herring and sliced smoked salmon. Each product is hand-selected in Killybegs and is a sustainable quality product.

The company has been nominated as a finalist in two categories including Food and Drink and Sustainability. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.

Speaking about the nomination, Michael O’Donnell, Business Development & Marketing Director at Atlantic Treasures said: “We’re honoured to be announced a finalist in the SFA Awards. These awards play an important role in championing small Irish businesses who are at the top of their game and are continuing to work hard to create innovative products and ideas. Businesses around the country have had an immensely tough year, trying to pivot to meet challenges created by Covid and adapting plans to prepare for Brexit, but the awards are a great way to end the year on a high. Credit must be paid to the hard-working team at Atlantic Treasures and we look forward to 2021.”

Adding to this Chair of the SFA Awards Judging Panel, Sue O’Neill said: “The response to the awards programme serves as a reminder that Irish small companies are resilient, putting their best foot forward and seeking recognition for their efforts. As well as our eight award categories, we also feature five of the best Emerging New Businesses(less than two years established) and, given the quality of the businesses represented this year, entrepreneurship is alive and well in Ireland.”

The SFA National Small Business Awards are now entering their 17th consecutive year and are a celebration of small business owners who created created over 73,000 jobs since 2015.

“The companies that have been announced as finalists this year represent all that is good about small business,” said Sue O’Neill.

Forty-three companies have been selected as finalists, from fifteen different counties, across 9 categories.

For more information visit www.atlantictreasures.ie.