The East Region LDC Enterprise Awards were hosted by Wexford Local Development on Monday night last in Enniscorthy. This is a brand new initiative for the enterprise sector in the county, and indeed nationally. It recognises the success of individuals who have set up their business with WLD supports. These supports include the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme (BTWEA) and/or the Short Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) scheme which are funded by the Department of Social Protection (DSP).
Representing all areas of County Wexford, the awards ceremony presented a fabulous showcase displaying the wonderful products and services offered by the finalists present. A packed attendance in the Seamus Rafter Suite, Riverside Park Hotel included Minister Paul Kehoe T.D. and Mayor of Wexford Cllr. Frank Staples. The event was filmed by Irish TV and will be broadcast on ‘Business Matters’ in the coming weeks.
Michael Wall, Chairman WLD, announced the 3 finalists who will represent the East Region at the National Enterprise Award 2016. The very worthy finalists received €1000 each, a promotional video for their businesses sponsored by Innovate and a bespoke plaque sponsored by The Forge Craft Shop.
The 3 East Region finalists are:
The Red Door Coffee Shop & Deli located in Carrick-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford.
Mairead McDaid Specialised Neurological and Older Adult Physiotherapy located in Taghmon, Co. Wexford.
Wexford Lavender Farm located in Inch, Co. Wexford.
Wexford Local Development wishes to sincerely thank all the businesses who entered the competition and for making the awards ceremony event such a success.
The shortlisted businesses who were presented with an awards certificate included Aideen Ni Reidy, Pure Soul Style, New Ross, Aiden Rea – The Red Kettle Café, Mallin Street, Alice Kelly – Alice J Kelly Millinery, Blackwater, Annina Lebeau – The Pram Doctor, Bree, Collette Murphy Artist, Clonroche, George Kenny – Pedal Revolution, New Ross, Grainne Kenny Design – Gorey, James Lyng – Lyng International, New Ross, John Weafer, Glass 2 Sand, Ballygarrett, Joe Shannon Construction and Maintenance, New Ross, Martin Murphy, Menapia Guitars, Wexford, Paula Guerin, Tate Guerin Design, Wells House, Roisin Leacy, Gorey Institute of Beauty, Gorey, Seamus Byrne, Scrap Metals Collected, New Ross, Thomas Logan – Irish Fairy and Folk Crafts, Duncormick, Tim Walsh, Counsellor, Kilmuckridge, Sean Cahill Lawnmowing Repairs and Services, Foulksmills
Finally we would like to take this opportunity to wish the 3 finalists representing the East Region every success at the National Finals on 15th September 2016.