Represent Waterford at National Enterprise Awards 2020

Annually the National Enterprise Awards offer a countrywide platform for businesses across the country to showcase what they do and what they can offer the market place.

Waterford LEO has a fantastic opportunity to put forward a number of Waterford based businesses for the 2020 National Enterprise Awards.

We would like to extend this opportunity to get involved to you. The awards will take place in Dublin in May 2020. We are now organising the Waterford County Competition to identify the micro enterprise that will go forward to represent Waterford at the National final.

The National Enterprise Awards recognises the contribution that small businesses make to the Irish economy and the competition is open to small businesses that have received grant assistance from the former CEBs or the LEO.

Eligible businesses must employ ten or less staff and previous County winners may also re-enter. The Waterford winner will be announced at an event during Local Enterprise Week 2020, 2nd to 6th March 2020.

The Waterford winner will receive an investment into their business of €3,000 plus €1,000 worth of expert mentoring.



We are keen to place Waterford at the top of the table nationally and we would be delighted to work with you on this opportunity. If you are interested in getting involved please complete the expression of interest form and return to info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie or Local Enterprise Office , 35 The Mall, Waterford on or before 1p.m. on Friday 31st January, 2020.

The application process is as follows:



  • Appointment of Mentor to provide assistance with your application by 4th February 2020
 
  • Application Preparation Stage 4th February 2020 to 20th February 2020
  • Submission of Application: 21st February 2020 
  • In Premises Judging: week commencing 24th February 2020
  • Awards Ceremony: during Local Enterprise Week 2020 (2nd to 6th March 2020)


With the assistance of a mentor, applicants must then complete an application form and forward this together with a current Business Plan and set of up to date financial statements to Local Enterprise Office , 35 The Mall, Waterford.

If you would like more information or an entry form for the National Enterprise Awards please contact info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie or call 0761 10 2905