Tony Staunton and his company Propertygate was named last night as the overall winner of the 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers/Dockland's Innovation Awards.

Founded two years ago, Propertygate is designed for large scale asset managers who want a single platform to provide transparency of their portfolio.

In its 12th year, the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards is the initiative of the Bolton Trust/Docklands Innovation Park and DIT Hothouse.

It is aimed at showcasing the innovative companies emerging from the Park to investors and those with an interest in start-ups. 

The Bolton Trust and the DIT Hothouse have supported over 300 entrepreneurs and created over 1,300 jobs over the years and have attracted over €115m in external investment. 

Last year's winner was Smart Wall Paint, who went on to raise investment and now employs ten people. A past winner has also been Grainne Barron of Viddyad. The company has been shortlisted for the 2014 Irish Times Innovation Awards.   

Speaking at the awards last night, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said that the Government's vision of a new, sustainable economy based on enterprise and innovation, not property and speculation. 

"The Docklands Innovation Awards is a very positive initiative aimed at supporting innovative businesses in the city centre," he added.