Friday, June 07, 2019

PESTLE & Mortar, a global skincare company that was founded in Newbridge has won the top prize at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate Ireland’s best small businesses.

The Newbridge-headquartered company, launched by Sonia Deasy in 2014, is now a global skincare brand and stocks its products in 13 countries including the US, the UK, Australia, Bermuda and Thailand.  Inspired by Sonia’s sixth-generation Indian heritage in natural healing, Pestle & Mortar is the first skincare company to win the overall title in the competition’s 21 year history and is backed by Local Enterprise Office Kildare and Enterprise Ireland.

Sonia Deasy abnd her husband Padraig with Minister Pat Breen T.D. (Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection) receiing her National Enterprise Award

This is the second year in-a-row that the top title has been clinched by a Kildare company, with Terra NutriTech of Athy winning the top prize last year.

Congratulating the Kildare winners, Jacqui McNabb Head of Enterprise, Kildare Co Council said: “Pestle & Mortar are very deserving winners of this prestigious national title. They have created a global skincare brand here in Kildare and they have ambitious plans to develop new products and win more customers in Asia and Australia in particular. By embracing innovation, they have become an international success story and the team in Local Enterprise Office Kildare are very proud of their achievements.”

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