Lidan Designs, who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Roscommon, were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, which took place virtually, were broadcast online from the Mansion House in Dublin, are in their 22nd year, and run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices.
Lidan Designs, who create modular, energy-efficient buildings from their factory in Roscommon Town, took home the Future Focus award. The judges were deeply impressed by the levels of innovation driven by the climate agenda and recognised the huge market opportunities that exist for this company.
Lidan Designs was founded by Dan O’Brien and Liam Casey in 2017 to commercialise their novel, air-tight, timber-frame modular building system in the home office/garden room/residential markets. Their stylish, factory-produced, nZEB, ultra-low energy modular buildings rank at the very top of the market in terms of build quality, energy-efficiency, aesthetics, price and ease/speed of transportation and installation.
Starting with garden-rooms, Lidan Designs have expanded their offering to now include a wide range of residential and commercial buildings, all built modularly in their factory in Roscommon from sustainable materials. They have a very strong focus on innovation and this has been recognised by their success on the Enterprise Ireland Agile Programme, which is helping Lidan Designs to further develop the size and range of energy-efficient buildings that they can construct modularly in-factory using innovative materials and designs.
Through the hard work of Dan, Liam and their team, and with support from Roscommon County Council and the Local Enterprise Office, Lidan Designs has grown into a hugely successful business in a very short time.
Louise Ward, Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office Roscommon, said: “On behalf of LEO Roscommon, I would like to offer my congratulations to Dan O’Brien and Liam Casey and all the team in Lidan Designs on winning the National Enterprise Future Focus Award. They are worthy winners with an exceptional business, manufacturing a product of the highest quality and energy-efficiency, from sustainable materials.
“Since they started in 2017, they have continuously embraced new technologies and materials, and developed innovative manufacturing processes to become a truly lean and green business. LEO Roscommon are delighted to be part of their journey and success”.
Eugene Cummins, Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council, said: “Lidan Designs are great ambassadors for County Roscommon, and are an inspiration – not only in terms of the quality of their products and focus on innovation, but also because of Liam and Dan’s personal stories of returning to Roscommon to set up their business and create jobs after successful careers further afield.
“I am delighted that an outstanding Roscommon business has been recognised as one of the most innovative and future oriented small businesses in the country, and Roscommon County Council looks forward to working with them as they continue to grow”.
All the trophies presented to the National Enterprise Awards winners were designed by Boyle-based sculptor Kate Oram – kateoram.com.
The overall winner at the National Enterprise Awards was Mullingar mobile craft canning company, Bevcraft.