Monksland-based Sidero wins double at Athlone Business Awards

Pictured at the presentation of Businessperson of the Year Award at the recent Athlone Business Awards were Tommy Hogan (CEO, Athlone Chamber), Carmel Owens (CEO, Sidero), and Joe Cleary (Managing Partner of category sponsor RBK).

Monksland-based software and cloud specialist Sidero has announced that it has been honoured with two awards at the annual Athlone Business Awards 2023, which took place recently during a black-tie gala ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone.

Hosted by the Athlone Chamber of Commerce, the Athlone Business Awards celebrate locally and regionally based companies that have demonstrated significant achievement and success over the past year.

At this year’s awards, Sidero CEO Carmel Owens was named Businessperson of the Year for her commitment to the growth and success of the business over the past number of years.

Earlier this year, Carmel led the acquisition of Sidero by global digital engineering leader GlobalLogic (a Hitachi Group Company). The companies’ combined strengths will bring increased value to the respective customer bases, and Sidero’s expertise and competencies are a clear complement to GlobalLogic’s deep engineering portfolio.

Meanwhile, Sidero received the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion award for its dedication to promoting diversity within Sidero and the wider tech industry. The company is proud to be culturally diverse with a team of 25 nationalities, while the senior management team comprises a 50/50 male/female split.

Carmel Owens (CEO, Sidero) said, “I am thrilled to win the Businessperson of the Year award, which is also a testament to the hard work of the entire team. Our focus is on growth and development, continuous regional investment, and commitment to our people, and we’re passionate about bringing employment to Athlone and the midlands area”.