Louth County Enterprise Board hosted the County Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 4 March and we were delighted to welcome 200 students to the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk. The competition is an exciting and rewarding experience for young people, creating a culture where students think more readily of becoming entrepreneurs and setting up their own business in the future.   It enhances their creativity, improves communication skills and provides practical uses for business studies topics.
Speaking at the event Peggy McGlynn said “This year saw 39 mini companies from second level schools in the county making it to county final. Companies ranged from manufacture of baby changing mats and wooden craft designs to hand painted canvases, tye dye T-shirts and phone/ipad accessories to producing and selling traditional tunes on CDs.  There was also a wheelie bin device to secure the lids of wheelie bins and a protective boot for cows. Food products included a candy and cake emporium and we also had various recycling products as well as handmade jewellery and vintage products.  It was great to see the levels of enterprise and innovation amongst the students. Student Enterprise Awards continues to offer students the opportunity to take a business from the idea stage, through market research to production, selling, record keeping, management and finally writing a comprehensive report on their activities.  A big thank you to all the teachers who support and encourage these mini companies year after year and our thanks also to our judges, who are an independent panel of business experts”.  Prizes were awarded to 9 companies in senior category and a runner up and Junior category winner Hand Painted Canvases and S.T.F Decorations



Company Name

Entrepreneurial Award

St Vincents Secondary School

Super Dye

Innovation Award

Bush Secondary School

Moo Boot

Creative Award

St Marys Diocesan

Universal Gleam

Environmental Award

Scoil Ui Mhuiri

Bin Lock

Quality Award

St Louis Secondary School

Very Vintage

Best Display Stand

Dundalk Grammar School

The Sugar Shack

Best Business Plan

St Louis Secondary School

Get Creative

Runner Up

Bush Secondary School

Fulla The Pipe

Best Overall Company
Senior Category

Colaiste Ris

Kee Kee

Best Overall Company
Junior Category

Dundalk Grammar School


Congratulations to our Senior Student Enterprise Award Winners Kee Kee who will now advance to the National Finals taking place in Croke Park in April to represent County Louth.  Congratulations also to S.T.F from Dundalk Grammar School who will represent Louth in Junior Category.