LOUTH STUDENT ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2016


WINNERS ANNOUNCED …
LOUTH STUDENT ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2016


Local Enterprise Office Louth hosted the County Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 1 March 2016 and we were delighted to welcome 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. Speaking at the event Peggy McGlynn said “This year saw 49 mini companies from second level schools in the county making it to county final. Companies ranged from portable golf posts stabiliser weights made from recycled tyres and wooden charms on silver metal bangles to 3D printing company, Tye-dye and vintage products to a stationary but portable aid for use in the development of ball catching skills among young players.

There were also baby bibs with soothers attached and an audio revision guide for junior certificate students. Food products included delicious ice cream made from goats’ milk, milkshakes, cupcakes and we also had a keen photographer who made calendars with photographs of her local area. Recruiteen.com runner up has an online service for consumers and businesses to recruit teens.

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 11 companies in Senior category including ‘Meachan’ from Colaiste Ris who will represent Louth at National Finals in Croke Park in April together with Intermediate category winner ‘Shockets’ from Colaiste Chu Chulainn and Junior category winner ‘The Boring Postcard Co’ from Dundalk Grammar School

junior-winner 

George Green, Dundalk Grammar School of the mini company “Boring Post Cards” who was the Junior prize winner in the Louth Local Enterprise Office “ Student Enterprise Awards” held in the Carrickdale Hotel pictured receiving his prize from Chairman of Louth County Council, Cllr. Peter Savage and Peggy McGlynn, Louth LEO.

intermediate-winner

Members of the mini company “Shockets” Caolan McCabe, Joe Mee, Ciaran Johnston and Christian Chikodzera, Coláiste Chú Chulainn who were Intermediate prize winners in the Louth Local Enterprise Office “ Student Enterprise Awards” held in the Carrickdale Hotel receive their prize from Chairman of Louth County Council, Cllr. Peter Savage watched by their teacher Amy Savage.

 senior-winner

Members of the mini company “Meáchan” Padraig Fallon, Ciaran Hand, Eoin Murphy and Eoghan Smith, Coláiste Rís who were Senior prize winners in the Louth Local Enterprise Office “ Student Enterprise Awards” held in the Carrickdale Hotel receive their prize from Chairman of Louth County Council, Cllr. Peter Savage and Peggy McGlynn, Louth LEO, watched by their teachers Mardeen McCaughey and Bríd Marie Dorian.

AwardSchoolCompany Name

Best Sole Trader

Best Food Production Co

Scoil Ui Mhuiri

Scoil Ui Mhuiri

Kaptured by Katy

GoaTY Goodness

Best Health Food Co

Best Team Award

Bush Secondary School

O’Fiaich College

So Sweet

Graball

Creative Award

Innovation Award

1st Senior

Colaiste Ris

Colaiste Ris

Colaiste Ris

Antisocial Apparel

Bibs & Bobs

Meachan

Best PresentationArdee Community SchoolTralai Milis
Best DisplaySt Louis Secondary SchoolTouch Wood
1st IntermediateColaiste Chu ChulainnShockets

1st Junior

Runner up Junior

Dundalk Grammar School

Dundalk Grammar School

The Boring Postcard Co

Wood U Like

Best Sales Company

Runner up Senior

Drogheda Grammar School

St Vincents Secondary School

Flash Discs

Recruiteen.com

 

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