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Claregalway – based JPK Fencing are finalists in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards, the second time the company has made the final.

The Galway company was among those who attended the recent SFA National Small Business Show-case event on Wednesday 1 February.

JPK Fencing are the only Galway company among the five finalists in the manufacturing category, sponsored by energy provider Energia, of this year’s Small Firms Association Awards.

The annual SFA National Small Business Showcase event provided an opportunity for the 35 finalists in this year’s awards to market their products and services.  The finalists are from a variety of sectors and 15 different counties (further details on

The awards profile entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity at its best.  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, officially opened the event.

The awards will be presented at a Gala Awards Ceremony in the RDS in March.  A prize package of €50,000 is awarded to all shortlisted finalists with additional prizes for the overall winner.

Michelle Kells, Key Accounts Manager, Energia commented: “Every year the quality of entries rises, so JPK Fencing is to be warmly congratulated for making it to the finalists in this year’s manufacturing category for the second year running.  As one of the leading electricity and gas suppliers to Irish small businesses, we appreciate the work these companies are doing in powering the Irish economy and are delighted to be supporting the SFA Awards,”