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Shortlist for 2021 Pro Bono partnerships announced

Updated: Oct 28, 2020


Host In Ireland are delighted to announce the shortlisted companies for our Pro-Bono Partnerships for 2021!

The selected companies will benefit from exposure and amplification on Host in Ireland’s platform and will be granted full partner status including participating in our 2021 councils to help raise Ireland’s profile as a centre of data excellence.

In these difficult times, this is an opportunity for Host In Ireland to give back to the startup community. Ireland is a hub for Data Centre excellence and there are amazing companies emerging in the market across many sectors and we want to give them the chance to participate and engage with our partners, and to be part of Host In Ireland in 2021.


Sherlock Recruitment is one of Ireland’s leading workforce solutions. Focusing on but not limited to the trades, construction and manual labour. Based in Dublin, Sherlock Recruitment offers a full-service workforce, recruitment  and training solutions, specialising in construction jobs.

Established in 2014 Sherlock Recruitment quickly established itself as a leading supplier of staff for construction jobs across Ireland initial focused on electrical and mechanical trades the company has now expanded to provide solutions for all trades in the construction industry.

Powersub provide Electrical Technology solutions for the eMobility, Utility, Industrial and Renewable Energy sectors. Experts in the Electrical Technologies sector since 1981, they innovate and implement world leading technology in Electrical solutions for emerging markets. Safety is their Focus. Powersub maintains excellent relationships with the Utilities and also with their clients within the DtC, R.E, Pharma, Transport, OEM’s, EPC’s and Consultancy sectors. Support staff are deployed rapidly; modern project management systems are utilised, engaging with specialist subcontractors. They utilise the knowledge and support of firms like Hitachi, ABB and the other manufacturers. It adapts and innovates existing products into client solutions for the emerging markets in Transport, Renewable Energy and modular solutions etc.

Gyrogy have a great solution for a modern-day grid such as Ireland’s. They continue to explore other energy markets that have similar ambition / potential for energy transition and a growing demand for digital infrastructure.

They are passionate for datacentres to play a significant role in our energy future. Gyrogy develops distributed energy infrastructure that decarbonises datacentre energy consumption and enables higher levels of renewable energy penetration on the grid. Gyrogy’s Energy Centre compensates power quality in the electricity grid and provides sustained uninterrupted power source for digital infrastructure. It's generation, storage and power-conditioning technologies augment the grid-supply to provide fully resilient power to on-campus datacentres.

Kinsale Technologies was set up in 2006 to support a range of products to market. With over 30 years experience in the data communications/electrical infrastructure and lighting industries, it's founder Derek Gill is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) with BICSI and has worked with some major manufacturers and global distribution companies including Irelands National

Telecommunications company.

Edge Automation is focused on specialist products and services for the data centre industry. As we move to a more connected world, no single provider has all of the solutions that the market requires. Edge Automation leverage value from partnerships and customise their offers based on the customers actual business needs and offer a pay as you grow option. They combine the core offers from partners such as Equinix, Cisco, APC by Schneider Electric and offer local edge solutions as a service to the markets. By the end of 2021 at least 5% of Manufacturers will adopt at least one edge application and by 2025 at least 50% are forecasted to operate at least 6 edge applications. (Gartner). This is a significant market that requires more specialist consideration and Edge Automation are positioned to help.

KLM Utilities was set up in 2019, specialising in the delivery of HV grid connection and fibre networks to data centres in Ireland. They currently have 12 direct employees, and have delivered a contestable 110kV gridline connection, 2km of fibre network since beginning operations in 2019. They have just been awarded a project for the delivery of 16km of fibre network Dublin.

Cableflag Ltd.™ is an Irish registered company who have created a patented system for labelling cables in the structured cabling sector, called the TagPro™.

They saw some years ago, that data centres and structured cabling specialists everywhere, were lacking choice when it came to labelling. So, they set to work, consulting with the big names in the Irish sector and beyond, they designed their TagPro™ labelling system. They currently distribute in Ireland and the UK and intend to distribute in the US in the near future. The unique advantages of their system include being adhesive free, installation is simple and fast with one click  and TagPro™ is easily removable with no special tools or blades. They have a further 4 products due for release over the coming year, all of which will be available throughout Europe and parts of the United States.

Cost Solutions for Successful projects. GCS Consulting was founded in 2019 by Shmuel Miller and Paul Kirwan with a single mission: to provide an expert Project Cost Engineering and Project Accounting service across a variety of sectors . They work closely with select clients to support the successful delivery of their Capital Investment projects. 

CS Consulting is built on years of experience with blue-chip clients on some of the most complex Capital investment projects in the World. 


Host in Ireland would like to thank all the companies who applied for the Pro Bono Partnership opportunity for 2021. We would also like to congratulate the eight finalists above, we wish them all the best of luck in the final selection process and look forward to announcing the successful applicants very soon.





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