LDC logoWexford Local Development is the lead organisation in the East Region for the Local Development Companies (LDC) Enterprise Awards 2016.

This National Enterprise Awards are being organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) which is the representative body of the Local Development Companies Nationally.

This is a new National Award which is being established to recognise people who have successfully set up their business and have grown the business and demonstrated potential for further growth.

The businesses shortlisted under the awards have been supported by Wexford Local Development under the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme (BTWEA) or Short Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) which means that all were previously long term unemployed.  These schemes are funded by the Department of Social Protection (DSP).

This is a brand new initiative in 2016 and one which seeks to recognise the success that these individuals have achieved both on a personal level and also to recognise the contribution that these micro enterprises make to our local economy.

Wexford Local Development will be hosting an East Region Local Development Company 

Enterprise Awards 2016 on Monday, 11th July 2016 at 6pm sharp in The Seamus Rafter Suite, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

In addition to networking opportunities, the awards event will showcase the products and services offered by the businesses that have been shortlisted for the award and Irish TV will be present to televise the event.

Representing a wide range of services and products from all over County Wexford, the 20 shortlisted businesses include;


 Alice J Kelly Millinery


A bespoke designer and manufacturer of high end fashion hats and fascinator’s worn at special events, weddings and race meetings.

 Collette Murphy Portrait Artist


Collette Murphy is a professional Portrait Artist who has chosen to persue her passion for animals and is specialising in pet portraits – beautiful examples of commissioned pieces of work can be viewed on the facebook address page as outlined.

 Glass 2 Sand



Exclusive distributors in Ireland of the Oppressor GLS which is a specialty glass reduction machine designed with the hospitality industry, reducing glass bottles from their full stage to a find sand or girt in a matter of seconds.

 Gorey Institute of Beauty


Gorey Institute of beauty is a fully accredited ITEC College, upon completion of any ITEC course students will hae an internationally recognised qualification which enables students to work in this sector.  In addition the business is an Irish distributor of Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring.

 Grainne Kenny Design


Designer and creator of hand woven and mixed media textile designs for interior products to include shades, wall décor etc.  An array of textile jewellery is being added to Grainne’s collection at present. 

 Irish Fairy and Folk Crafts



Designer and producer of bespoke Fairy Doors and Houses which has developed into commissioned building themed pieces for garden displays to include for example a 36ft Pirate Ship, a Japanese Garden and a Viking Boat. 

 Joe Shannon Construction & Maintenance


A New Ross based specialist in construction maintenance, construction, plastering and home maintenance.

 Lyng International


Lyng International Limited is a New Ross based freight forwarding and International transport business.

 Mairead McDaid Chartered Physiotherapy & Neurological Rehabilitation


Mairead is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist.  Specialising in Neurological and older adult Physiotherapy, the services provided include Assessment, Standard Physiotherapy Treatment; Bridge the Gap Physiotherapy Programme, Group Exercise Classes, Home Based Appointments and Clinic Based Appointments.

Menapia Guitars


Menapia Guitars offers the customer the opportunity to own an instrument that has been especially created to their particular needs, a truly custom built guitar.  The business prides itself on delivering a superb quality bespoke instrument which are entirely hand crafted using only Irish timber and the finest quality materials.

 Pedal Revolution


Offering fantastic value and service Pedal Revolution is a bike shop specialising in custom built bicycles, repairs, rebuilds, wheel repairs. 

 Pure Soul Style


Pure Soul Style in an Image Consultancy,  Confidence Coaching, Speaker and Trainer business which is based in New Ross, Co Wexford.  Pure Soul Style takes their clients on a journey to confidence through Personal Style Coaching, Style Workshops and Confidence in Singing Workshops using a holistic, intuitive approach.

 Scrap Metals Collected

Telephone – 087 2112293

Operating all over the East Region, Scrap Metals Collected provides a prompt door to door collection and disposal of scrap metal service provision.

 Sean Cahill Lawnmower Sales & Repair

Telephone – 086 0544050

Located in Foulksmills, Co. Wexford, Sean Cahill Lawnmower Sales & Repairs is a specialist in lawnmower maintenance, all small engine repair, garden tools & machinery, sales & repair and servicing.

 Tate Guerin Design


The Tate Guerin Design shop/studio is situated in the craft village within Wells House and Gardens and offers a varied range of handmade jewellery unique in style, creation and process.  The studio also showcases exclusive pieces of art produced by artists from around the country.

 The Pram Doctor


The Pram Doctor is Ireland’s first business of its kind. It offers services to include buggy valeting refurbishments, perambulator restorations, repairs, furniture refurbishments, and pram sales, spares, accessories and vintage tyres.  This unique business provides a national door to door collection and return service.

 The Red Door Coffee Shop & Deli





The Red Door is an expanding coffee shop, deli and restaurant in the heart of Carrig on Bannow with seating for approximately 26 people.  Open 6 days a week from eight till late they provide a wide variety of food serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide range of homemade goods.

 The Red Kettle






The Red Kettle is a traditional style family run coffee shop, specialising in a vast menu of fresh food and salads, awarding winning coffee and first class customer service.  Located in Mallin Street in Wexford town the Red Kettle also hosts traditional Irish music nights providing visitors with a unique cultural experience.

 Tim Walsh Counselling Psychotherapy & Training




Tim Walsh is an IACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Gorey who is committed to providing Professional, Person-Centred, Confidential and Non-Judgemental Counselling, Psychotherapy, Training and Support Services which cater to the individual needs of my clients. All work is supported by regular Expert Professional Collaboration, Public and Professional Liability Insurance, and by an on-going commitment to Continuing Professional Development. 

Wexford Lavender Farm


Wexford Lavender Farm is Irelands only Lavender Farm.  The business consists of 2 acres of picturesque lavender, a children’s play area, a quad barrel train ride, a café offering a vast menu of freshly prepared food, a visitor information centre with distillery equipment on display, and a woodland walk.  Wexford Lavender Farm also produces lavender based products available for sale in the beautiful quant onsite shop.

The main focus of the evening is to announce the 3 overall finalists who will represent the East Region at the National Local Development Enterprise Awards on 15th September 2016 in Dublin.

Each of the 3 finalists will receive a prize of €1,000.00 each.  In addition a professional videography will be provided to the 3 finalists to showcase market and promote their business on social media.  This videography will also be on display during the night of the National Awards Ceremony.

The overall winner of the National Local Development Enterprise Award announced on

15th September 2016 and will receive €3,000.00, the runner up will receive €2,000.00 and the business in third place will receive €1,000.00.

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