Titan Logistics through to National Enterprise Awards

Shannon-based company through to National Enterprise Awards Final

KDA Logistics Ltd T/A Titan Logistics has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the county final of the National Enterprise Awards at a ceremony in The Rowan Tree, Ennis today (Friday, 11 March 2016).

Set up by Paul Collins in 2011 with the support of Local Enterprise Office Clare, Shannon-based Titan Logistics offers logistics supply chain solutions with a focus on small parcel business for a wide range of different commercial enterprises. Titan Logistics will now proceed to represent Clare in the National final in the Aviva Stadium on June 9th.Titan NEA

Avokado Ltd and Celtic Fusion Design were named in Second and Third place respectively in the Clare final, which featured as part of a programme of countywide events marking Clare Local Enterprise Week 2016.

The National Enterprise Awards scheme is organised by Ireland's network of Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) to give recognition to the contribution of micro enterprises to the national economy.

Previous winners of the competition have included Irish Yoghurts from West Cork, Hot Irish Whiskey (Walsh Whiskey) from Carlow and Innovate Telecoms and IT from Wexford. Last year's Clare representative was “Aine Knitwear” from Clonlara who went on to win “Best Design” category award at the National final.

Cllr. James Breen,Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council congratulated Titan Logistics, adding that he was "very impressed with the standard, commitment and drive of those who had entered the competition."Clare NEA all winners

"I wish KDA Logistics Ltd T/A Titan Logistics well in the final stage of the competition on 9th June in Dublin.  I also want to acknowledge the role of Local Enterprise Office Clare for its work in helping to create new jobs and a supportive environment for new and existing micro and small enterprises to expand their operations," said Cllr. Breen.

Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Clare said, "The overall national winner receives €20,000 but the real benefit of winning is the publicity and recognition received by the successful entrepreneur and their business. Previous participants always speak about how it lifted the awareness of their business and gave them the platform and confidence to expand their existing operation."

"I’d like to congratulate all entrants to this year's Clare final and we look forward to supporting their businesses into the future," added Mr. McElwee.

Local Enterprise Office Clare awarded priming and business development grants totalling €481,000 to 17 local business projects during 2015. In its end of year report, Local Enterprise Office Clare has also confirmed that 88 enterprises were provided with direct one-to-one mentoring support, and 335 budding entrepreneurs and small businesses attended 27 Training Courses covering a wide range of areas, including Start your Own Business, marketing, social media and Management Development.


Further details about the supports available to start-ups and small businesses are available through www.localenterprise.ie/clare