Local Enterprise Office

LEO Westmeath County Enterprise Awards 2016 - Your Business could be the 2016 winner

Dear Clients,

Westmeath Local Enterprise Office is delighted to invite you to enter the 2016 National Enterprise Awards.

The competition is sponsored nationally by the network of Local Enterprise Offices and is the only national competition specifically for the micro-enterprise sector. It is hosted on an annual basis to acknowledge the achievements of small enterprise and their valuable contribution to the local economy.

The competition is open to Westmeath Businesses who have received direct financial grant assistance  or who have availed of soft supports such as training or mentoring from the Local Enterprise Office and currently have ten or less employees and not be beneficiaries of grant aid from other agencies. Companies that have received support by way of feasibility studies or R&D assistance from other agencies are not excluded.

The overall Westmeath County winner will advance to the regional final (Midlands -  Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath ) from which 8 finalists will be chosen by an independent panel of adjudicators to go forward to the National Enterprise Awards Final which will take place on May 26th  2016.

Entries will be judged in accordance to marketing strengths, financial strength, innovation & technology, entrepreneurial skills and business plan – Please see attached the judging criteria.

If you are interested in entering your business in the competition please complete and return the application  form attached on or before January 22nd 2016.

If you have any queries, please contact the Local Enterprise Office on 044-9338945.

Short – listing of candidates will apply.

We look forward to hearing from you.

See below application form and judging criteria.

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