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Big Red Cloud is delighted to be announced as the ‘Best Accountancy Software for SMEs Award’ at the 2013 InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards. It’s the second straight year that the company has been honored at the ceremony in Dublin. Here at the cloud we are over the moon that our service makes life easier for SMEs, what we like to call smart modern enterprises, and sole traders alike through cost savings and getting the most out of time. Time which you probably don’t even have to spend!

It’s always nice to be honored. Big Red Cloud would like to thank all of the businesses in the Big Red Community for their custom and of course our fabulous staff who work daily on our accounting software without losing interest (either their own or your business’). There would be no hope of awards without each and every one of you! Hopefully our online accounting solution can continue to help your business in the New Year and beyond. A big thank you must go out to all of you along with Ashville Media Group and Chambers Ireland for the award. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Marc O'Dwyer

After completing a Graduate program in Marketing, Marc’s impressive sales career began at Allied Irish Banks, Pitney Bowes and Panasonic where he received numerous Irish and European sales performance awards and consistently exceeded targets and expectations. In 1992, Marc’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up his own business, Irish International Sales (IIS). Initially, this company was a reseller for Take 5 Accounts and Payroll software. Within four years, IIS became the largest reseller of Take 5 in Ireland, acquiring four other Take 5 resellers. He also found time to set up two mobile phone shops under the Cellular World brand and a web design company offering website design services for small businesses. In 2001, he bought the majority share in a small Irish software business, Big Red Book. At that time, the company was losing money. The company became profitable within two months, and Marc then acquired a payroll company to compliment Big Red Books Accounting products. In 2003, IIS were appointed as Channel Partners with SAP for their new SME product, SAP Business One. Marc sold his Take 5 business and concentrated on developing this new market for SAP As a result, by 2007, IIS was recognised as the largest Channel Partner for SAP in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa). In 2008, the IIS Sales Manager bought the Company from Marc in an MBO. He launched Big red cloud in June 2012, the online version of big red book, to date the company successfully converts 59% of trials into sales and the number of customers is growing rapidly. Marc continues to run both Big Red Book and Big Red Cloud which now support 75,000 businesses. He is a very keen sportsman, having played rugby for 20 years, represented Leinster at under 16 and under 20 levels, and league squash with Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club for 10 years. Marc has competed in 11 Marathons, including the London and Boston Marathons, and has completed several Triathlons and Half Ironman races. He has also completed six Ironman Races in Austria(x2), Frankfurt (Germany), Nice (France) , Mallorca (Spain) and Copenhagen (Denmark)

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