Naas company shortlisted for award

A Naas company set up in 2005 by a Caragh couple has been shortlisted for an innovation award.

A Naas company set up in 2005 by a Caragh couple has been shortlisted for an innovation award.

Tempy and Ger Cummins set up Seachange Ltd., which is based at the Southern Link Business Park. It started with just two people and currently employs seven staff. Additionally, contractors are employed.

Ms. Cummins was a teacher for for 23 years at the Scoil Mhuire junior school, Ballymany, Newbridge and her husband previously worked at management level in Oral-B, Newbridge for 17 years.

The company is a finalist in the Organisational System and Process category of the Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2012.

The nomination is based on the performance of a system used by the company to “improve performance using behaviour change methods while communicating best practice through the simplest, yet most powerful change medium within business: people.”

Mr Cummins said: “This recognises our Health & Safety methodology which results in real employee engagement on the ground and quantifiable improvements in an organisation’s performance and results. It has also proven effective in reducing customers’ insurance costs.”

He added the SeaChange System is already in use in Fortune 500 companies operating in both the domestic and export markets. SeaChange has recently won clients in 7 countries including France and the Netherlands.