National Enterprise Awards 2017- Competition now open

The National Enterprise Awards competition is organised annually by the Local Enterprise Office Network to acknowledge the achievements of the small business sector.

This year’s competition is now open for entries.

The following awards will be announced and presented at the County Louth Final of the competition, to be held at a reception on Thursday 9th March, 2017:

  • Best Start Up Business Award
  • Best Established Business Award
  • The Innovation Award
  • Overall Winner

The Overall Winner will go forward to represent County Louth at the National Finals, the winners of which will be announced on Thursday May 25th 2017.

Recipients of Local Enterprise Office Louth training, Mentoring or Grant supports are invited to enter.

If you wish to enter, please check the Eligibility Criteria and if you meet the criteria, you must submit the following:

  • Two hard copies of NEA Application Form, a Business Plan, together with the most recent set of financial statements. Or,
  • By email to

Eligibility Criteria and the Application Form are available to download here:

Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines 2017

Application Form 2017- Click "Enable Editing" if necessary to enter content onto the Application Form.

Closing Date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 17th February 2017.

All required documentation must be submitted to:

Local Enterprise Office Louth - NEA AWARDS
Town Hall
Crowe Street
Co. Louth