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Finalists of the SFA Awards are announced - Members' News - Week 01 - 2022

Jan 7, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Member News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 01 2022. This week, the finalists of the Small Firms Association Awards are announced. Read on for more.

Mainstay Medical announces publication of their long term patient outcome data

Mainstay Medical recently announced the publication of their two-year patient outcomes data from its ReActiv8-B clinical trial. The data, published in the journal of the International Neuromodulation Society, Neuromodulation, confirm the safety and efficacy of ReActiv8 Restorative Neurostimulation, and also demonstrate compelling long-term durability and improvement over time on key outcome measures in the treatment of chronic low back pain. ReActiv8 is an implantable medical device designed to treat adults with chronic low back pain. The device has received regulatory approval in several areas, and is commercially available in the European Economic Area, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. Mainstay Medical is based in Dublin, focused on commercializing its innovative implantable Restorative Neurostimulation™ system, ReActiv8®, for people with disabling mechanical CLBP.

This information came from Business Wire.

New Members this week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

Street Candy - "We offer the best range of candies that you will find on the streets today. If you want it we have it."

Nude Foods

Oleo - "Cannabis-Based Products For Medical Use"

The Pantryist - "The Pantryist produces a delicious range of unique low calorie oats based Snack Balls."

Dublin Logs - "Firewood logs for sale throughout Ireland"

Stillgarden launches their Cultiv8 campaign for a second year

Stillgarden Distillery has recently launched their second Cultiv8 campaign. Beginning on the 1st of January, Stillgarden will offer their mid strength spirits; Give & Take, O Maro and Berrissimo, for 20% off their recommended retail price for the month of January as well as offer sign ups to their social botanist programme and community initiatives. Below are some of the initiatives taking place in January as part of the Cultivat8 campaign.

  • Stillgarden Distillery will share stories and tips from the community on how to create a more sustainable lifestyle.
  • Stillgarden community gardener, Connor, will lead a community clean up and gardening session to encourage people to get out into nature and while also giving back to the community.
  • Connor will also start preparations for a pocket forest in the estate and community are welcome to help which seeks to plant trees native to the Dublin 8 area.
  • A wildlife walk is taking place on January 8th with the community clean up scheduled for the following weekend on January 15th.
  • Finally, the pocket forest prep will commence on January 22nd.

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GS1 Ireland members among finalists of the Small Firms Association Awards announced

The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2022 have recently been announced. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small businesses in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to the Irish economy. Forty-seven companies have been selected as finalists, from twelve counties, across ten categories. Below are the GS1 Ireland members who have been shortlisted for the awards.

Outstanding Standing Small Business Finalists (up to five employees), sponsored by Cisco

 Innovator of the Year Finalists (up to 50 employees), sponsored by NSAI

Retail Finalists – New category for 2022 (up to 50 employees), sponsored by One4all

 Sustainability finalists (up to 50 employees), sponsored by SBCI

 Exporter of the year finalists (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

 Emerging new business finalists (up to 50 employees and under 2 years in business), sponsored by .IE

This information came from IBEC.

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Phytaphix founder launches supplement to support those recovering from COVID

Dundalk entrepreneur and scientist, Dr Conor Kerley, has launched a new supplement to support those recovering from COVID. With a growing number of awards for his company Phytaphix, Conor has released a new product called COVMPAQ, the first product of its kind to help people recovering from the effects of COVID-19. The product is based on 42 research studies on COVID-19 patients in 19 countries. COVMPAQ combines seven plant based nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in a capsule form. Conor advise anyone with COVID-19 to speak to their GP or medical team and seek their guidance and advise regarding any symptoms they might have. "This is not a medical product – it’s a supplement and it’s not a case of one or the other.” The product is patent pending.

This information came from The Argus.

Smokin' Bones opens new branch in Swords

The American style barbecue restaurant, Smokin Bones, has opened a new branch at the Travelodge Dublin Airport Swords. The company launched in 2013 as a food stall and now boasts locations in Walkinstown, Temple Bar and now Swords. They serve wings, ribs, burgers, and nachos 7 days a week. They also do a 'BBQ in a Box' which delivers nationwide.

This information came from Lovin Dublin.

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.