2018 Co. Louth Student Enterprise Awards County


Local Enterprise Office Louth hosted the County Finals of the Student Enterprise Programme on Tuesday 13 March and were delighted to welcome over 200 students to the event.

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.  This year saw 51 mini companies from second level schools in the county making it to county final.

Companies ranged from dog beds from recycled tyres to handcrafted gifts from recycled horse shoes and personalised pictures using bottle caps in 3D frames. 

There was a price comparison website for video games to a prepaid teenage card, fidget boards, a picture guide to help children with Autism  and natural mineral based eyeshadow & lip scrubs.

There were also high quality handmade wooden chopping boards to a phone activated lighting system on training pitches and a published multi sports handbook. Food products included delicious homemade spread for crackers from cookie butter, brownie ingredients in a jar and a sole trader manufacturing frappuccinos and milkshakes.  We also had a company producing sea themed products from shells and sea glass. 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.

Thanks to 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. 

1st place in Junior, Intermediate & Senior categories will represent Louth at National Finals in Croke Park in May.

Junior Category 1st place
Company Name SOLAzy Products, Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda 
Sola Blue Wilton pictured with Thomas & Cathaoirleach Colm Markey
Inter Award
Intermediate Category 1st place
Company Name Makes Cents, Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda
Students Leah Keogh,Eva Barnett & Luisa Woods
Snr Award
Senior Category 1st place
Company Name Tyred Dogz
Ardee Community School
Students Luke Dunne & Dylan Commins & Teacher Joanne Finnegan



Company Name

Best Creative Award

Best Food Co

Scoil Ui Mhuiri Dunleer

Our Ladys College Drogheda

Bits and Bobs

Kookie Butter

Innovation Award

Best Craft Award

Drogheda Grammar School

St Louis Secondary School Dundalk


Shoe In

Runner Up Senior

Social Media Award

Colaiste Ris Dundalk

St Marys College Dundalk

Light on Call

Pixie Dust

Best Sales Award

Bush Secondary School

All Year Round

1st Senior

Ardee Community School

Tyred Dogz

Best Display Award

Best Sole Trader

St Vincents Secondary School Dundalk

Ardee Community School

Once upon a Tide

Advent Calendars

Best Social Project

Best Branding Award

Ballymakenny College Drogheda

Ballymakenny College Drogheda


BaD Candles

1st Intermediate

Runner up Intermediate

1st Junior

Runner up Junior

Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda

Dundalk Grammar School

Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda

Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda

Makes Cents


SOLAzy Products