Version 1 pictured accepting the 2011 ICT Excellence Company of the Year Award.

Pictured L-R: Presenting the award Peadar Kane, Country Manager at Avnet Technology Solutions Ireland; accepting it are Version 1 Directors John Mullen and Tom O’Connor and Managing Director Justin Keatinge

The awards are in their tenth year and recognise outstanding achievement in the ICT Industry in Ireland. Version 1 was delighted to receive this award which recognises the company’s outstanding business performance throughout 2010 in terms of growth, profitability and market development. Commenting on the award, O’Connor said, “In recession Ireland, there is a tendency to view ICT as a cost. We see this award as recognition that Version 1 has proven that, delivered with excellence, ICT can enable organisations to become more competitive, to enter new markets and to drive business success.”

Version 1 was established by Managing Director Justin Keatinge and Director John Mullen in 1996. Keatinge has been shortlisted for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Programme in the Industry category.

Version 1 currently employs 265 staff at its Dublin, Cork and Belfast offices and recently announced the creation of a further 180 jobs before 2013. The company has extensive expertise across a range of technologies and in depth experience within Utilities, Public, Financial, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Education and Health sectors. Anthuan Xavier is chairman of the company.