Westmeath County Enterprise Awards 2018

Westmeath County Enterprise Awards 2018

YOUR business could be the 2018 Winner!

Open to Entries

The National Enterprise Awards competition is organised annually by the Local Enterprise Office Network to acknowledge the achievements of the small business sector.

This year’s competition is now open for entries.  Closing Date 9th February 2018 @ 5pm

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 one of the following;

  • Measure 1 Financial Support
  • LEO Innovation Investment Fund (LIIF) Support
  • IBYE Financial Support
  • TAME Support
  • Trading Online Voucher

 

Businesses must currently have ten or less employees. Companies that have received support by way of feasibility studies or R&D assistance from other agencies are not excluded. Previous Westmeath County winners are eligible to enter.

The winner will be announced and presented at the County Westmeath Final of the competition, to be held at a lunchtime reception on Monday 6th March in  Athlone, Co Westmeath.

The Overall Winner will go forward to represent County Westmeath at the National Finals to be held in the Mansion House, Dublin, Thursday 24th May 2018.

Entries will be judged in accordance to marketing strengths, financial strength, innovation & technology, entrepreneurial skills and business plan. Completed application forms together with a Business Plan, and the most recent financial statements must be submitted for adjudication.  Applications without business plan and financial statements will be disqualified.

Prize fund consists of €3,000 each to category winners with an additional €2,000 to the overall winner.

If you are interested in entering your business

Please download the application form  Application Form NEA 2018

 And submit your entry by post to the Local Enterprise Office Westmeath, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street Mullingar or via email to localenterprise@westmeathcoco.ie 

CLOSING DATE FEBRUARY 9TH 2018 @ 5PM

Overall Winner 1 IMG_9310

 

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