Fingal Company Aiming for National Success at the Enterprise Awards

Fingal Company Aiming for National Success at the Enterprise Awards

Cult Drinks NEA

One of Fingal’s best small businesses, Cult Drinks from Donabate, will represent Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards (NEAs) on the 29th May at the Mansion House in Dublin.

Run by the 31 LEOs nationwide, the NEAs are now in their 21st year and offer an investment prize fund of €40,000. The awards take place on the 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin and feature businesses from a variety of sectors.

LEO Fingal’s representative, Cult Drinks; established by Eunan Ryan and Sarah-Jane Brangham, have successfully launched a diversified portfolio of brands into the domestic, UK and global markets. The company recently acquired a craft bottling line and provides 3rd party bottling services. Cult Drinks currently operates in Ireland and 12 other countries with further expansion plans.

Oisin Geoghegan, Chair of the LEO Network and Head of Enterprise at LEO Fingal, said; “The NEAs are a benchmark for excellence for small businesses across Ireland. The businesses involved avail of mentoring and guidance and generate connections and leads from other businesses along the way. They also receive signposting for their business helping them move their company forward. Those who take part always see the benefit, our winners are now employing over 830 people and are exporting across the world with annual revenues in excess of €130m”.

The NEAs are one of a number of initiatives that the LEOs run, to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Others include Local Enterprise Week, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Women’s Enterprise Day and Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. The LEOs are funded by the Government of Ireland through EI.

Established in 2014, the LEOs are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. Since their inception, the LEOs have helped create over 18,000 jobs across Ireland. The LEOs work with over 7,000 client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses. For more information see www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Fingal

 

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