Small business in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown wins at first-ever Local Enterprise Village Awards
The achievements of small businesses were put in the spotlight by the Local Enterprise Offices at the National Ploughing Championships as the winners of the first-ever Local Enterprise Village Awards were presented by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D.
A total of 84 small businesses, all of which were showcasing their products and services inside the Local Enterprise Village, took part in the awards competition and there were six winners.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown based business ‘The Irish Workshop’ was one of six winners to take home an award, winning best ‘Consumer Service’ Award.
Presenting the awards at the Local Enterprise Village, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. said:
I want to congratulate The Irish Workshop on winning the Consumer Services Award and I would like to encourage more people to start their own business and become entrepreneurs. More start-ups will lead to more quality jobs right across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and support is available from the Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
Last year, small businesses achieved sales and orders worth nearly €645,000 as a direct result of participating at the Ploughing. Kieran Comerford, Chair of the Network of Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities is predicting that the small businesses inside the Local Enterprise Village will generate sales and orders worth up to €1million this year.
Photo Caption: Presenting the Consumer Service Award at the Local Enterprise Village, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. and Charmaine Kenny The Irish Workshop.