Enterprise award for Dublin noise monitoring firm

Dublin City Council’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced that Sonitus Systems are the winners of Denis Colleran Award 2015. The award celebrates the achievements of small businesses in Dublin city.

Sonitus Systems is based in Trinity College Dublin’s Technology and Enterprise Campus and provides noise monitoring devices which can be managed remotely through the Cloud. It has clients in a range of sectors around the world including local government, mining and construction regulation. www.sonitussystems.com

Sonitus Systems will represent Dublin city at the National Enterprise Awards which will be held in Kilmainham on Thursday 11th June, 2015.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke presented the award to Paul McDonald, Sonitus Systems’ Managing Director at the Mansion House, Dawson Street on Thursday 7th May. He was joined by LEO’s Head of Enterprise Greg Swift and members of the Denis Colleran Award judging panel Peter Sheridan (Enterprise Ireland), Patricia Lynch (Price Waterhouse Cooper) and Pat Lynch (former Head of the Dublin City Enterprise Board).

Lord Mayor Burke said: “Sonitus Systems is an example of a Dublin-based company that has used Cloud-based applications to put its business on a global footing. It’s an honour to recognise the achievements of the staff of this innovative company by presenting them with the Denis Colleran Award and I wish them the very best at the National Enterprise Awards.”

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Notes to the Editor

Sonitus Systems www.sonitussystems.com

Sonitus Systems provide automated noise monitoring instrumentation. Their measurement equipment is supported by a cloud based analytics platform which allows users to remotely manage extensive measurement projects. The system is based on ease of use and reliability so that once a customer powers up the equipment, Sonitus Systems can manage the entire process of measuring, analysing and reporting noise levels. Their custom designed technology is used in applications that include smart cities, construction regulation and mining. Customers range from small consultancy firms to multinational technology giants. Sonitus Systems offices are based in Dublin City and the company has installed their equipment all over the world and are growing internationally.

The company is a spin-out of Trinity College Dublin and was formed in 2007 to assist local authorities in Ireland in measuring and reporting environmental noise pollution on foot of new EU regulations.

The Denis Colleran Award

Denis Colleran acted as chair of Dublin City Enterprise Boards Evaluation Committee for many years. He work with the Enterprise Board went well beyond the call of duty. He was a career banker with Bank of Ireland and ended up divisional manager for Dublin at the bank. The award itself was sponsored by the bank as a tribute to his memory.

Previous winners of the Award include Medicom, Webbusters, Red Post Productions, Clever Box Club, Irelanda en Espanol and Synergy Stocktaking

LEO Dublin City (www.localenterprise.ie/dublincity)

LEO Dublin city is a first stop shop for Local Enterprise Development in Dublin city and provides supports to small businesses ranging from direct financial assistance to business advice, mentoring, training and business networking opportunities.

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