Enter the National Enterprise Awards 2017

Celebrating its 20th year, the National Final will take place on Thursday 25th May 2017 in the Mansion House, Dublin. Entries are invited from all microenterprises that have received at least one of the Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny supports – financial or training/mentoring supports – in the past.

The Awards - organised by the National Network of Local Enterprise Offices - celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s micro-enterprise sector. The awards recognise and celebrate the success stories of small business owners from all over the country. In addition to enjoying extensive media coverage, National Finalists will compete for a separate €40,000 Prize Fund.

 Who can Enter?

  • Applications will only be accepted from businesses which employ ten or less employees
  • All applicants must be clients of LEO Kilkenny (i.e. must have received at least one of LEO Kilkenny supports in the past).
  • LEO Kilkenny clients who have transferred to Enterprise Ireland within the last 12 months are also eligible & previous County finalists are eligible to enter

 The deadline for County Final Entries is Friday 24th February @ 4pm.   

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Download application form and guidelines here

Application forms are to be returned, together with a current Business Plan and up-to-date Financial Statements to:-


Alternatively, you can post or deliver by hand to:-

Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny

42 Parliament Street


The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday, 24th February 2017.

Please contact Catherine Hennessy 056-7752662 or email: catherine.hennessy@leo.kilkennycoco.ie with any queries.

 We look forward to receiving your entry!