National Enterprise Awards 2018

Enter the National Enterprise Awards 2018

NEA 2018

Three Louth County Finalists will share in a €5,000 Prize Fund! 

Local Enterprise Office Louth is looking for a business to represent our County at the National Enterprise Awards Finals which will take place on Thursday 24th May 2018 in the Mansion House Dublin.

The Awards, organised by the National network of Local Enterprise Offices, celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s micro-enterprise sector. The awards recognise and celebrate the success stories of small business owners from all over the country. In addition to enjoying extensive media coverage, National Finalists will compete for a separate €41,000 Prize Fund. How to Enter the National Enterprise Awards 2018Louth County Stage

Who can enter?

  • Applications will only be accepted from businesses which employ ten or less employees.
  • All applicants must be current clients of LEO LOUTH i.e. must have received or qualified for at least one of the following supports in the past:
  • Feasibility Study Grant
  • Business Priming Funding
  • Business Expansion Funding
  • LEO Innovation Investment Fund (LIIF) Support
  • IBYE Support
  • TAME Support
  • Trading Online Voucher.
  • LEO LOUTH clients who have transferred to Enterprise Ireland within the last 12 months are also eligible & previous County finalists are eligible to enter.

Competition Stages

  • All completed entries received from eligible businesses by 5pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018 will be reviewed
  • Three finalist businesses will be selected to share the County final prize fund of €5,000.
  • The county competition will take place on 9th March 2018 at a Business Networking Event as part of Enterprise Week 2018. The winners will be presented with specially commissioned awards and monetary prizes.
  • The Awards Ceremony is a celebration of the diverse range of businesses in the County, and a great Networking event.
  • National adjudication takes place during the weeks beginning 9th & 16th April 2018.
  • The County Final Winner will progress to the National finals on Thursday 24th May 2018 in the Mansion House.


Application forms are to be returned, together with a current Business Plan and up-to-date Financial Statements,


Alternatively, you can post or deliver by hand to:-

National Enterprise Awards,

Local Enterprise Office Louth,

Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91-W20C

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018. We look forward to receiving your entry!