The Irish and UK timber processing group was chosen by judges looking for companies exhibiting innovation, business excellence and sustainability to represent Ireland. The company will now compete to be national champion with the European final to be decided next April.

Joint managing director Mike Glennon said: "We are delighted to be selected as national finalist. This selection is a testament to our hard working team who have worked hard to find innovative solutions."

The company produces construction, pallet wood and fencing, and is a leading provider of timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses with plants in Ireland and Scotland.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: "Over the past six years we have received an incredibly high standard of entries. It is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a national finalist."