Senior Merit Award for GiftGro at Student Enterprise National Finals.

GiftGro win Senior Merit at Student Enterprise Finals 2015 in Croke Park. 

Co-ordinated by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices across Ireland, the 13th Annual Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Croke Park saw 300 student entrepreneurs showcase 74 different businesses, across Junior, Intermediate and Senior Categories. 17,000 students from 370 schools take part in the programme every year.

The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Mr. Damien English T.D., presented the awards on stage in Croke Park, saying: “ It is important that we continue to develop links between the education system and the real economy, so that school leavers are equipped with the skills, expertise and practical knowledge of business operations that will enable them to consider self-employment as a career option.”

GiftGro from Newbridge College take home the Senior Merit Award.

Representing Kildare in Croke Park, were GiftGro from Newbridge college who won the county final earlier in the year. GiftGro were awarded a senior merit on the day and selected to attend an intensive business bootcamp during the summer. GiftGro is a grow-it-yourself food product which is a brilliant gift idea for anyone interested in cooking or horticulture. You can find them on facebook Here