Winners Announced … Louth Student Enterprise Awards 2014

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.

AwardSchoolCompany Name
Entrepreneurial AwardSt Vincents Secondary SchoolSuper Dye
Innovation AwardBush Secondary SchoolMoo Boot
Creative AwardSt Marys DiocesanUniversal Gleam
Environmental AwardScoil Ui MhuiriBin Lock
Quality AwardSt Louis Secondary SchoolVery Vintage
Best Display StandDundalk Grammar SchoolThe Sugar Shack
Best Business PlanSt Louis Secondary SchoolGet Creative
Runner UpBush Secondary SchoolFulla The Pipe
Best Overall Company
Senior Category
Colaiste RisKee Kee
Best Overall Company
Junior Category
Dundalk Grammar SchoolS.T.F

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.

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