GROUND Wellbeing to represent South Cork at National Enterprise Awards

National Enterprise Awards 2022

GROUND Wellbeing to represent South Cork at National Enterprise Awards

A wellness business from Ovens will represent Local Enterprise Office South Cork at this year’s National Enterprise Award for 2022.

Peigin Crowley of GROUND Wellbeing took the South Cork regions top prize and will now represent Local Enterprise Office South Cork at the 22nd National Enterprise Awards at the Mansion House in Dublin on the 2nd June.

Handmade at the kitchen table in lockdown, GROUND Wellbeing was born in a quest to make sustainable selfcare accessible to all. These oils & balms are 100% natural, aromatherapy products blended to relief anxiety, insomnia and menopause. Stocked nationally in Brown Thomas and partnered with Ireland’s finest Spas including The Europe, The Shelbourne, KClub, Mount Juliet, Hayfield Manor, Fota Resort, GROUND Wellbeing offers the best in holistic treatments for sleep, grounding, gut health & pregnancy, now showcased internationally at The Rosewood Hong Kong & Madrid and The Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh.

GROUND Wellbeing will now be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €35,000 winners prize fund. Categories this year include ‘Best Export Business,’ ‘Best Start-Up’ and ‘Innovation,’ in addition to eight regional awards. There are also two new National Enterprise Awards this year with a “One to Watch” award and a “Sustainability / Green” award.

Speaking at a special luncheon to celebrate the award winners, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan said, "I would like to congratulate GROUND Wellbeing on their award and wish them all the very best as they progress in the competition. The past two years have been an extraordinarily challenging time for businesses, but it is heartening to see how new businesses have harnessed their expertise and energy to build hugely successful businesses that are going from strength to strength. I wish them all the very best in the awards. I am certain that we will hear much more from them in the coming years as they grow their business.”  

Speaking of the award, Peigín Crowley of GROUND Wellbeing said, “The concept of GROUND is simple; to create luxury spa experiences at home with honest natural products that do the body good. Since the beginning, the LEO in South Cork has been an enormous support with trading online vouchers, priming grants, mentoring and the export programme. They have been there for me from the beginning which has been a lifeline in growing the business so steadily in such challenging times.”

Previous winners of the National Enterprise Awards include Irish Yoghurts (1998), Obelisk (2000), Simtech Aviation (2008), Digiweb (2004) and Design Pro (2013), Terra NutriTech (2018) and Pestle & Mortar (2019). The last winners in 2021 were Bevcraft, who were supported by Local Enterprise Office Westmeath. Europe’s only mobile canning company have gone from strength to strength since winning the award opening new hubs across the continent.

The National Enterprise Awards are one of a number of initiatives that the Local Enterprise Offices run, to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Others include Local Enterprise Week, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Women’s Enterprise Day and Local Enterprise Showcase. The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland. Established in 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. Since their inception eight years ago, the Local Enterprise Offices have helped create over 20,000 jobs across the country. The LEOs work with thousands of client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses. For more information see