2024 National Enterprise Awards

Building on the success of the previous twenty years plus of the National Enterprise Awards, the Local Enterprise Offices are now launching the 2024 National Enterprise Awards. The awards recognise and promote the success stories of small business owners around the country. In addition to enjoying extensive media coverage, National Finalists will compete for a prize fund of €51,000.

The aim of the National Enterprise Awards is to showcase, encourage and support a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship, and to celebrate the achievement of clients of Local Enterprise Offices.

Local Enterprise Office Mayo is now seeking Expressions of Interest for this prestigious competition, by emailing info@leo.mayococo.ie. Expressions of Interest must comprise of a Current Business Plan, and up to date Financial Statements.

2024 National Enterprise Awards

2023 National Enterprise Award Winner, Noreen Hackett, of Advanced Cosmetic Manufacturing Ltd, County Mayo.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants:

The 2024 National Enterprise Awards Competition will be open to the following:

The applicant must be a CURRENT client of LEO Mayo or transferred to Enterprise Ireland within the last 12 months (i.e. after 31st December, 2022).

All businesses must be involved in internationally traded services or manufacturing and have received Measure 1 Funding (Feasibility Study, Priming and Expansion Grants) and qualified for one or more of the following:

 Measure 1 Financial Support (Essential)
 Mentoring/Training
 Trading Online Voucher/Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters Support
 Completed a LEAN/Green/Digital For Business programme

All entrants must employ ten or less employees, employed on a full-time equivalent basis as at 31/12/2022.

Previous finalists are eligible to enter.

Information on Competition Stages:

1. Initial Expressions of Interest now open.

2. Closing Date for Expressions of Interest to LEO Mayo: 4pm, Friday March 1st, 2024 by email
toinfo@leo.mayococo.ieor by post/hand delivered to the address below.

3. Final submission date for Overall County Finalist application to online platform: March 21 st ,

4. National Adjudication will take place over the following dates:
 10th & 11th April – Mullingar Park Hotel, West Meath.
 16th & 17th April – Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick

5. Overall County Finalist will progress to the National Enterprise Awards Final on May 23rd, 2024 in the Mansion House, Dublin.

Soft copies of Expressions of Interest comprising of a Current Business Plan and up to date Financial Statements must be emailed to info@.leo.mayococo.ie by 4pm, March 1st , 2024.

Alternatively, post or hand deliver to:

National Enterprise Awards 2024
Local Enterprise Office Mayo
Mayo House
County Mayo

All fully completed EOIs received from eligible enterprises by Friday, March 1st , 2024 will be reviewed.