Leading Lights

These are business owners from around the country that have shown exceptional leadership, resilience and innovation in 2020, in the view of their Local Enterprise Office.


Let’s meet them!



Pharma / Med / Tech Sector

V2 NWED Leading Lights Louth_Insta Square.jpgNova Leah -  Dr. Anita Finnegan - LEO Louth – Dundalk-based Nova Leah has created industry leading technological solutions to develop and maintain secure connected medical devices. Their signature product helps medical device manufacturers meet cybersecurity compliance requirements









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- Clare Hughes - LEO Kilkenny - CF Pharma incorporates three companies - A veterinary manufacturing facility for animal healthcare products, an ISO 13485 medical device company. Medical device company specializing in wound therapy and safe effective aqueous sanitization proven to kill Sars-cov-2 . Telenostic is another division of this group that specializes in an automated qualitative /quantitative technology the recognizes parasites in various mediums using patented technology


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Kianda Technology - Derya Sousa - LEO Fingal - A user friendly business automation platform, that helps businesses to convert everyday processes into digital systems, without the need for coding skills.


Retrokit Ltd. - Susan O’Flaherty - LEO Cork North & West - RetroKit is a digital platform which supports local authorities, housing associations and communities to plan and implement the energy retrofit of their housing stock.


V3 NWED Leading Lights DLR_Insta Square.jpgVitropics- Donna Ledwidge - LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – Tailor-made supplements to support women's hormonal and energy levels through each stage of their monthly cycle



Media/Manufacturing Sector

V2 NWED Leading Lights Offaly_Insta Square.jpgCardel Entertainment - Carla Mooney - LEO Offaly - International film and video production company headquartered in Offaly with offices in London and Beirut









V3 NWED Leading Lights Sligo_Insta Square.jpgAVA Audio Visual - Odilon Hunt - LEO Sligo - technical management and equipment hire for conferences and events nationwide












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- Mary Walsh - LEO Wexford - Ire Wel Pallets Limited has grown to be the leading timber packaging supplier in the country.



Craft / Beauty/ Retail Sector

V1 Leading Lights Website 340x177_Westmeath.jpgMiriam Wade Jewellery - LEO Westmeath - Irish Jewellery Designer. Designing and hand crafting bespoke and ranges of jewellery inspired by natural pattern and geometric structure.


V1 Leading Lights Website 340x177_Mayo.jpgElla & Jo Cosmetics - Niamh Ryan - LEO Mayo - An award-winning skincare and cosmetics company with now four best-selling 'cult' products in its range.






V2 NWED Leading Lights Laois_Insta Square.jpgNook & Cranny - Ladonna McCarton - LEO Laois - National Gift Store of the Year 2019, Nook & Cranny is a gift shop with a difference and is home to many bespoke and unique items and crafts that you won’t find anywhere else!


V2 NWED Leading Lights Meath_Insta Square.jpgBambooth - Niamh McGill - LEO Meath - Biodegradable toothbrush, developed by dentist Niamh McGill











V2 NWED Leading Lights Clare_Insta SquareWowWee.ie - Aine Gleeson - LEO Clare - online personalised gift store.


V1 Leading Lights Website 340x177_South Cork.jpgBlinks N Brows - Therese O’Leary - LEO South Cork - The ID Brows Kit that creates, shapes and defines your perfect eyebrow in seconds.


V3 NWED Leading Lights Donegal_Insta Square.jpgFit Pink - Jenny Timoney - LEO Donegal - fitness and athleisure wear that is functional, comfortable and flattering.


V2 NWED Leading Lights Kerry_Insta Square.jpgCoco Boutique - Jennifer Stack - LEO Kerry - A boutique offering a great range of Irish designer clothing, footwear and accessories


V3 NWED Leading Lights Limerick_Insta Square.jpgRockbarton Garden Centre - Lynda Sheehan - LEO Limerick - family-run garden centre


V2 NWED Leading Lights Longford_Insta Square.jpgCherche La Femme - Sharon Devlin - LEO Longford - Lingerie and nightwear store


V2 NWED Leading Lights Monaghan_Insta Square.jpHouse of Colour - Maria Macken - LEO Monaghan - image consultant and personal stylist


V2 NWED Leading Lights Waterford_Insta Square.jpgMonkey Cups - Mailo Power - LEO Waterford - reusable glass coffee cups, fueled by the mission to turn the tide on single-use plastic disposables by creating a range of colourful and stylish reusable alternatives.


V2 NWED Leading Lights Kildare_Insta Square.jpgBalloonhq   - Emma Murphy - LEO Kildare - Specialists in Branding & Balloon Decor.


Food Sector

V2 NWED Leading Lights Dublin City_Insta Square.jpgWhite Mausu - Katie Sanderson - LEO Dublin City - White Mausu is the Asian inspired Irish condiment brand, which has now become a staple on kitchen shelves.










V1 Leading Lights Website 340x177_Wicklow.jpgWicklow Way Wines - Pamela Walsh - LEO Wicklow - Wicklow Way Wines is Ireland’s only winery where wines are made from the pure juices of Irish strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.


V3 NWED Leading Lights Tipperary_Insta Square.jpgThe Scullery - Florrie Purcell - LEO Tipperary - Award-winning range of sauces, relishes and condiments, inspired by traditional recipes from Florrie’s mother.


V2 NWED Leading Lights Cork City_Insta Square.jpgMamaBear Foods - Loretta Kennedy - LEO Cork City - MamaBear Foods Ltd was established in 2018 by mother of three Loretta Kennedy when she saw a niche in the market for healthy childrens’ ketchup.


V2 NWED Leading Lights Carlow_Instream 1200x628.jpgButler's Organic Eggs Ltd - Paula Butler - LEO Carlow - Butlers Organic Eggs produce organic eggs which are sold wholesale throughout Dublin, Wicklow and Carlow. Over the past 14 years Paula and David have become specialists in producing organic eggs




V2 NWED Leading Lights Galway_Insta Square.jpgGrá Chocolates - Grainne Mullins - LEO Galway - Hand Painted bespoke chocolates, crafted by Euro-toques Chef of the Year, Grainne Mullins, established in July 2020.