This article showcases our top picks for the best Ireland based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Ireland Hospitality Companies
Bizimply is an all-in-one Workforce Management Platform designed specifically for Retail and Hospitality businesses. Our product allows managers to replace their current end-of-shift reporting, with a cloud-based solution that allows owners and managers to track what’s happening in their business anytime and anywhere.
We provide scheduling, attendance, HR, engagement and payroll integrations for multi-location businesses through our fast and intuitive interface.. .
Homestay accommodation connects guests with live-in hosts who open their homes to travelers.
Meetingsbooker.com allows you to book amazing meeting venues around the world. Meetingsbooker.com now includes over 70,000 meeting rooms in +100 countries including meeting room details, images, our own video content and booker reviews.
Meetingsbooker.comsaves you time finding the perfect meeting venue and also saves you money. You can view suitable venues and make your final selection and then send them your requirements.
The venues will respond online with competitive offers to hold your meeting. Spend less time booking and more time meeting with Meetingsbooker.com..
Altratech Limited designs biosensors and semiconductor chips for DNA testing of food traceability for agri business.
The Good4U story began in 2004 with the seeds of a great idea! Bernie and her daughter Michelle, a certified dietitian and nutritionist,
Cluey has developed a fully-featured browser-based hospitality point of sale (POS) system. Cluey’s interactive point of sale is cloud based and so is very scalable and can be sold worldwide.
The system works instantly in the browser and continues to work when there is no internet connection. It is platform independent so a business owner can choose from pcs, mobile phones, ipads and other tablets, which reduces costs.
Cluey won the Best New Technology Award for 2012 which was adjudicated by Bord Fáilte and the Hospitality Institute. Cluey has sold and installed their system in many locations throughout Ireland and the UK.
They are currently processing over €15m worth of transaction per annum. Cluey has developed an integrated loyalty and customer engagement system that helps the proprietor to increase sales and loyalty.
It was founded in October 2011.. .
HelpStay is a community of people who travel with a purpose. To us travel is about learning, sharing and growing.
That’s why we found a way to make traveling and volunteering easy, safe, affordable and accessible to everyone. HelpStay provides a highly-vetted and trustworthy online community where Helpers can connect with Hosts to find a safe stay, that suits their skills and interests for giving back..
Cheers is a total relationship management platform including customer, employee and vendor components, unlike stand-alone discounting or promotion applications. Cheers helps clients understand who their best customers are by making practical sense of guest habits, wishes, visit and spend patterns, which promotions are most effective and which guests are the best brand ambassadors.
A new direction Existing “loyalty” programs or CRM products focus on discounting for sales generation. Cheers takes a different approach: We believe the human relationship takes center stage in the decision to frequent a location, not price.
When we visit our local coffee shop, we know the €4 Latte Macchiato has no economic justification. Gastronomy is an area in which belonging and feeling overpower rational purchase decisions and loyalty concepts should reflect that.
We also think that sustainable customer acquisition is best accomplished by existing guests, not external marketing, search or listing services. Under the motto “Friends bring Friends”, we provide an effective platform for existing guests to easily promote the experience they already enjoy to people in their close circle.
Cheers unique services are divided into 4 clear areas: Data, Communications, Engagement and Loyalty – the best cards for the best hand in relationship management. Data Cheers helps our clients understand who their best customers really are by making practical sense of guest habits, wishes, visit and spend patterns, which promotions are most effective and which guests are the best brand ambassadors.
Engagement Cheers expands the client experience using branded gamification, and micro event planning to manifest participation and drive real-world transactions. The platform is built to accommodate future cross-promotion lifestyle partners.
INFANT is Ireland’s first perinatal research centre. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and based at Cork University Maternity Hospital, INFANT is developing solutions to address the unmet worldwide clinical need for effective screening tests for the most common complications of pregnancy and the most significant problems for newborn babies.
Almost 1 in 5 pregnancies are complicated either by pre-eclampsia, spontaneous pre-term birth or fetal growth restriction. In half of the affected cases, the disease is so severe that serious maternal or perinatal morbidity or mortality can result.
For the fetus, it is recognised that the short journey down the birth canal is one of the most dangerous. One in twenty newborns experience asphyxia at birth and may go on to develop brain injury and seizures..
Temptster is a number one selling Irish app which specialises in real time offers. They take excess capacity from restaurants, bars and nightclubs and sell them to customers in the immediate vicinity using GPS, to promote high-value same-day offers.
It also caters for last minute cancellations or no-shows by allowing the merchant upload an instant offer. Users can download the free Temptster app in the app store, for immediate access to offers.
Temptster already feature in some of Dublin’s best bars and restaurants, including Rustic Stone, Bang and L’Ecrivain.. .
Safefood 360 provides the global food industry with a web-based software platform which helps food businesses obtain and maintain compliance with international food safety regulations and commercial retailer standards. It is a truly global business serving a compliance driven environment and has created a disruptive wave in the food safety community.
Our mission is to continue developing great software for a global food industry feeling the pain of meeting compliance and who love using our solutions.. .
Dalata Hotel Group
Dalata Hotel Group plc is Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 42 three and four star hotels with over 7,700 rooms.
15toGO is a social travel app that allows users to find like-minded people according to the interests that they share. Together, they can book organized trips directly through the app’s marketplace.
One of the first 15 people to book certain promo trips (called GO Deals) can go on them for free.. .
Dobiquity mobile and web apps development company. It provides user-friendly apps to the hospitality industry that help to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
It offers on the job training applications that digitize the management of on-the-job training of businesses and save time, reduce paperwork, and increase compliance. The company provides employee survey applications that measures employee satisfaction and engagement levels.
Additionally, the company offers training feed-back applications that gather and analyze feedback from training course participants to help evaluate the quality and impact of training courses. Dobiquity was founded by Enda Larkin in 2014 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland..
Gabriel Scientifics’ patented PneumaPure™ Filter Technology is applied to pillows and other bedding products to prevent interior contamination. It is a key innovation in the fight against hospital and hotel acquired infections and asthma/allergy triggers in the home.
The invention addresses the need for cushioning in hospitals to be brought up to medical device standards. Products enabled by this innovation are Registered Class I Medical Devices and are clinically proven.
The PneumaPure™ filter enables clean airflow but functions as a pathogen and allergen barrier. Premium pillows for the home and infection prevention veterinary bedding are examples of crossover applications for this technology..
Hostels.com is an online platform that features deals on a list of hostels, B&B’s, budget hotels, and other accommodations. It also offers in-depth advice to budget and independent travellers, including city guides, videos and podcasts, travel features, newsletters, and FAQs on hostelling and backpacking.
Hostel.com offers its services in over 180 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, New Zealand, U.S.A., Switzerland, China, France, Netherlands, Belgium, and England. Hostels.com was launched in 1999 and its operations are headquartered in Dublin, Ireland..
Virginia Health Food
Virginia Health Food Ltd was founded by Helen O’Dowd, Naturopathic Nutritionist and Food Science graduate who saw a market gap for health foods targeted at consumers who wish to maintain health through food and lifestyle. The company supplies all the major retailers in Ireland with milled seed and berry products, and exports to the UK, Germany and Bahrain.
A range of gluten-free bread mixes under the Helen’s Brilliant Bread range has been listed in 150 Sainsbury’s stores. Innovation is the key driver of the company’s business.
All products are developed, milled, blended and packed in Ireland.. .
Organic Little One
Organic Little One is headquartered in Ireland and is for parents of infants and toddlers who want fresh, convenient, nutritious baby foods. We provide a range of stage 1-4, fresh, just like home-made purees and meals providing guilt free convenience for parents.
Unlike traditional ambient jars or pouches Organic Little One has a fresh vibrant natural taste.. .
The O’Callaghan Collection is a group of six luxurious and boutique hotels in Dublin, Cambridge and Gibraltar. Including Dublin: The Davenport, The Alex, The Mont, and The Green.
Cambridge: The Tamberlaine. Gibraltar: The Eliott..
Freshtoday supplies 45,000 lunches weekly to schools nationwide. Freshtoday are rapidly increasing their market share due to our high quality, nutritious lunches and 100% success rate in delivering! lunches on time, every time.
Freshtoday deliver lunches in a unique temperature controlled box. This allows kids to eat their sandwiches chilled, even hours after delivery to the school..
Medmark offers specialist occupational health and medical advice to both employers and employees.
Easy Reserve Limited is an online holiday rental company that publishes properties provided by large tour operators, agencies and direct homeowners. Founded in 2007, Easy Reserve has never stopped improving its booking service focusing on the expertise and quality of its multi-lingual customer care department that has helped match over 20,000 clients with the perfect accommodation based on their individual needs.
From the rental selection until the completion of the payment process, Easy Reserve customers are followed and supported all the way by real people via email, phone, and live chat. So from the most popular tourist areas and cities of Italy, to the most beautiful locations in France, Spain and more, Easy Reserve’s websites are the best place to start when planning a vacation.
Easy Reserve offers a variety of different kinds of vacation rentals worldwide to choose from in Europe, America and elsewhere. From a cozy two-bedroom villa by the sea in Greece to chic apartments in New York, Easy Reserve has it all.
The company runs four multi-language websites: www.easyreserve.com, www.italy-villas.com, www.tuscany-villas.it and www.holidayhomesprovence.com. Easy Reserve is based in Dublin, Ireland, but its multi-lingual support personnel are located internationally.
Easy Reserve’s mission is to help people find the perfect accommodation that will suit all their needs so that they can have a stress-free booking experience and can look forward to enjoying the local culture, history and the beauty of the location they choose for their holiday. The motto of the company is ‘Easy Reserve… Great vacations made easy!’.
Kooky Dough is the go-to brand for busy people who enjoy the fun of home baking without any of the hassle. These little treats are ideal for entertaining at home, kiddies play dates or impressing your colleagues in work.
Since launching in 2009, they have gone from strength to strength; you can now buy their products not just in Ireland but the UK also. Their dedicated team is constantly working on new ideas and treats you could try at home with maximum crumminess and minimum hassle.
As a result, their range will expand over time to include new baking at home products that will bring even more fun and banter to the kitchen.. .
Mora Foods Ltd is a specialized food company that makes gourmet food solutions for the Irish, European and other international markets. They combine the best Irish beef, lamb, chicken and seafood, fresh vegetables and authentic spices to produce award winning, tasty, healthy and consistent high quality foods.
They produce authentic gourmet Argentinean & other Specialty foods; they have started focused mainly in Argentinean and Spanish, but over the years they have introduced other cuisines upon our customers’ requests (American, Asian, British and Irish).. .
An award-winning start-up Irish food business producing a delicious range of gourmet cake and bread mixes.
Opes Consulting is headquartered in Ireland and can help get your new business off the ground. We’ve helped dozens of clients in the hospitality industry realise their dreams of operating a successful business.
We’ll take your concept and craft a professional business plan using local and industry data to analyse your local market. This will enable you to take full advantage of new trends and tailor your unique selling proposition to maximise revenue..
Yogies is a specially formulated, fortified and healthy frozen yogurt for the pet food industry, primarily targetting sales in export markets. Dogs lick the frozen yogurt directly from the tub, absorbing all the goodness.
Their flavours are original, blueberry-vanilla, and bananapeanut butter. Their target market are discerning dog owners who will purchase a premium healthy treat for their dogs; they see Yogies as a product that can be very successful in the export markets like the UK, Germany and France.
They manufacture yogies through a number of dairies in Co. Donegal..
TableBookings is a sales and marketing toolbox for restaurants to take on-line bookings, build their customer database.
StayPlanet is an online accommodation booking website that offers a one-stop-shop for apartments, host families, hotels, hostels, and B&Bs. Their headquarters is based in Dublin, Ireland.StayPlanet is an advanced online booking platform that offers instant confirmation for bookings at 600,000 accommodation and tours activities in over 80,000 destinations worldwide.
Their guest have access to full range of accommodations from 1-star budget to 5-star deluxe class hotels from self-catering apartments to holiday resorts including all different kinds of room types (incl. executive, club, deluxe, suites etc.), experience accommodation homestay, farmstay, village stay and camping.
Delicious the Gluten Free Bakery (Delicious) was established in 2008 by Denise O’Callaghan after her father was diagnosed as coeliac and she realised that there was a gap in the glutenfree market for a high-quality, tasty bread and cake offering. It specialises in gluten-free confectionary catering for coeliacs and consumers suffering from food allergies.
Products include a range of premium gateaux, single portion desserts and a Christmas range. Gluten-free foods are no longer only for people with coeliac disease, food allergies and food intolerances.
More and more people who want to follow a healthier lifestyle are choosing to eliminate gluten from their diets. This is evident in recent consumer and retailer trends, and satisfying the needs of this market demographic (and their families) is becoming a higher priority for the main retailers.
The company has built up a strong product range and customer base and has outgrown its current premises. It now plans to move to a larger 7,500 square-foot facility in Little Island, County Cork, which will enable it increase its production capacity significantly.
Funding is required to facilitate this move, recruit key hires and build its UK export business.. .
www.weddingdates.ie connecta engaged couples with their dream venue and suppliers for their wedding day.
They help wedding venues and suppliers to drive revenue with their software offering.
Increase bookings and revenue for unsold inventory
Better planning with real time reporting
Measure progress with competitive benchmarking
Paragon Business Systems
Paragon, a privately owned company, has achieved major growth in the Irish hospitality sector, specialising in Hospitality EPOS solutions , Integrated Hotel Management systems and Golf, Spa and leisure Solutions, with a significant number of clients spread throughout Ireland, the UK. and Europe.
Having strong connections to the hospitality and IT markets, the company principals have between them vast experience of the industry.. .
KooZooK.com is an online content management & publishing platform for the hospitality sector. KooZooK is a unique online platform to help social venues such as hotels, restaurants & bars to get online and showcase their venue and what it has to offer by publishing their menus, events, vacancies, latest news etc.
A web presence without the cost and hassle of hosting and maintaining your own website. Windslide is an Irish company that creates innovative products, provides software consultancy and web development services..
C Me Online
C Me Online is a web design studio specialising on Restaurant & Hospitality Web Design and support services. The company has offices in Ireland & London, and has a client base throughout Europe & North America.
C Me Online provides a full turnkey solution, including domain name registration, web hosting, design, custom web development,as well as support and on going website maintenance for its clients. The Company is also a Joomla CMS development house and provides customers with support, security, updates and other Joomla administration and support services..
Synergy Stocktaking are an Irish bar stocktaking business with a specific system for the hospitality sector including bars, hotels.
George Boyle Designs
Georgeboyledesigns, a holistic masterplanning, architectural and strategic consultancy practice dedicated to making things – better. At georgeboyledesigns, they believe that smart, affordable, comfortable, cool and beautiful are completely compatible concerns in design, and can even be attained with projects that efficiently work to your intended purpose.
They recognise the courage of investment and underwrite this commitment with bespoke interventions to suit your needs, personally and professionally – to capture the full scope of your aspirations to help realise your dreams.. .
Revenue management | Automated Benchmarking & Business Intelligence for the hostel industry.
Kings Laundry is a provider of bedlinen, bathroom and restaurant services to many Irish hotels.
Zahra Media Group are a full service media agency providing a full range of services that will help including: publishing: concept
World’s Greatest Pubs
Alex Cordero spent 10 year building one of Ireland’s best known pub brands, Slatterys Pub D4 (It’s known as a Mecca for Sport). He has built a platform which allows pubs to SELL their best tables to best customers.
He has a modern fully fledged platform with all the bells and whistles and which allows many ecosystems to develop within the platform. The service is FREE to pubs and is B2B.
Alex also created the World’s Greatest Pubs & Clubs which is organising the 1st Rugby Pub World Cup sponsored by The Irish Post (largest Global Diaspora Newspaper and Social Media Site). Alex has self funded this from own funds and selling the “Altra” platform to a different industry.
This revenue is helping to fund the “Soft Launch” planned for the Rugby World Cup. WGP will have 100 of the Top Rugby Pubs who qualified from 1,200 Rugby pubs across 6 continents, 36 countries and 110 cities.
This means for each week of the RWC19 there will be a 100 pubs selling their best tables online which Tabla making 10% from each sale. Avg Table Price is €100 (it inlcudes €100 Pre-Paid Bar Tab).
(15 pubs in 85 to go) The platform that grows organically and has almost zero cost structure. Revenues are from a 10% trasaction fee on the Tables purchased by the consumer.
We cater for everything a host requires to provide a 5-star service. We take care of property listing, guest communication, check-in, property cleaning, and anything else a host may request.
Our mission for hosts is to make short-term letting such as Booking.com or Airbnb hassle free. Our goal is to increase bookings, boost property occupancy rates and make the host experience as seamless as possible.
For guests, we make their trip as enjoyable as possible by aiming for nothing less than 5-star reviews. Our service is currently available in Dublin City Centre.
HostButlers is a 100% independent property concierge service & is not affiliated with Airbnb. We work with clients who let their property on a short-term basis.
Our office is not open to the public and meetings are by appointment only.. .
Golden Ireland (www.goldenireland.ie) was founded in 2010 in recognition of the growing number of over 55’s who are using the Internet and to fulfil a niche in the market for a quality, comprehensive website that would bring together the numerous “golden year’s” rates that are widely available from hotels throughout the country. These rates represent remarkable value for money and are featured on the website, together with special offers from Irish tourist attractions, guesthouses, tour providers and more.
Many of the offers on the website have been tailored exclusively for Golden Ireland.ie and are unique to the site. We also feature travel items, reviews, competitions and more..
Synergy Bookkeeping is a Dublin based Professional Bookkeeping Service with a difference.
Froberry is an Irish company producing authentic frozen yogurt with real provenance. Their Froberry Frozen Yogurt is tart and tangy and tastes like frozen yogurt should! Together with the support of loyal customers and great partners we’re carefully growing.
They has been awarded the Excellence Ireland Quality Assurance (EIQA) mark and Golds again at the 2013/14 International Great Taste Awards. They won a Commendation for packing design at the IDI-Design Awards 2011 and are nominated for innovation to represent Ireland at SIAL d’OR 2012..
Hotelbench, data-driven decisions: is a fully-automated, performance-based benchmarking service for hotels. Interfaces directly with your Property Management System (PMS).
Removes the need for manual entry and accompanying potential for human error.. .
Cherry Blossom Bakery
We started Cherry Blossom Bakery in Dec 2010 as we identified a gap in the market for good quality artisan breads and confectionary made with natural ingredients , without additives or preservatives. We have also created a range of products specifically for people that are coeliac or have wheat intolerance.
Cherry Blossom let out its first gasp of air in December 2010, producing high quality artisan breads and confectionary. Using natural ingredients carefully and thoughtfully producing specific dietary breads.
About Simon With know how from the food industry to the construction industry Simon has a huge range of expertise. When the construction industry slowed Simon made a trip to Ballymaloe cookery school where he dreamed up and created Cherry Blossom..
Sandymount Hotel is a Dublin-based independent hotel that provides accommodation, meals, and other services to their customers.
Harty’s is headquartered in Ireland. We create premium quality sweet/savoury chilli jelly products as an exciting alternative to conventional sauces or dips and ensure consumers enjoy a premium and innovative taste experience.
The range of products which are a sweet pepper based jelly with an assortment of flavours can be used as a condiment with all types of food to uplift and enhance the taste experience.. .
There is no database that combines pictures of cooking creations and dishes of: 1) USERS, 2) CHEFS and 3) RESTAURANT menus with pictures. With PicMeals users can post and share pictures of their food creations with some basic information. Restaurants , catering companies and chefs can create their profiles on PicMeals: Restaurants can create menus with pictures , ingredients , allergy advice, calories and price.
Chefs can create a portfolio of their cooking creations. Restaurants will be able to view chefs portfolios before hiring and vice versa chefs will automatically advertise for restaurants they work or have worked for.
Restaurant Customers /users can read the menu online and they can see how the dishes actually look like. Restaurants can save money on reprinting their menus and marketing, because with PicMeals they can send offers to their followers or potential new customers.
Customers can browse restaurants, menus or specific dishes all in on place.. .
The Origin BackPucker PubbCrawl
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MyFreeTime connects people with experiences in travel, recreation, entertainment, food, and culture across Ireland.
Tifco Hotel Group
Tifco Hotel Group is a hospitality management, development, and assets management company.
Irish Whiskey Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum, the first Irish whiskey museum in the world! If you are searching for things to do in Dublin, this wonderful new Dublin museum is located across from the main entrance of Trinity College, in the heart of Dublin city. Join them on a journey through time, in a historic setting, where this fantastic museum unveils the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey.
This interactive ultra-modern experience offers an experience unlike any other in Dublin!. .
Maybe it’s because they’re Irish and have an innate knack for storytelling that all their businesses have been marketing-led, built around creating demand for their products and services by telling compelling stories. Their marketing activities have won many awards from the Site Crystal Award for a destination marketing project for the Irish Tourist Board to M&IT’s Best Marketing Award for a digital campaign involving the Ovation Bear.
They’re passionate marketers because, at the end of the day, when the strategies have been measured and the big data analysed it’s still all about people and relationships.. .
A new way to discover and share your next memorable dining and travel experiences, with verified reviews and smart recommendations
Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication
Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication Co Ltd specialise in the development of high quality heritage maritime holdings. We locate heritage vessels and identify unique and exciting modern uses for these valuable craft.
Having located the craft and created a function for it we then approach investors to finance and in some cases operate the new floating businesses.. .
Hotel Bedroom Solutions
The hassle-free approach to hotel renovations Bedroom Solutions deliver a cost-effective, turnkey project management and fit-out package for hotel bedrooms and public areas, with a unique design and energy efficiency focus. We look after the design, purchasing, product selection, supply chains and fit-out teams.
The fit-out is managed with military efficiency. The hotelier’s interest is looked after in terms of insurance, warranties, quality control and regulations.
Typically our re-fitted room uses 40% less energy when completed; in short, we allow the hoteliers continue managing the hotel during the fit-out process while we manage the re-fit period.. .
Whichost enables you to easily find and book unique, inspiring spaces to host your parties and celebrations
MR FOOD INNOVATION
Mr Food Innovation Ltd develops innovative scientific ingredient and product solutions for the food industry. The initial focus is on bread and confectionery, including gluten free, where they have developed market-leading solutions.
Theywant to work with ambitious food companies to help them increase profitability by offering bespoke solutions in: • Extending shelf life • Reducing input cost • Enhancing taste and texture • Improving product stability and nutritional content.. .
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