Previous Winners

Check out previous winners below and see if your Mini-Company measures up!

Year - 2020/2021

Senior Category 

Company Name: Simple Signposts

School: East Glendalough School

Students: Nadia Finnan, Heidi Zeig, Hillary Hollingsworth

Junior Category

Company Name: Sugar Shack

School: Coláiste Craobh Abhann, Kilcoole

Students: Oisin Reynolds, Cian O'Brien, Rosie Davies

Year - 2019/2020

Company Name: T.Ó.T Hurlstands

School: Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details: Maurice Tobin & Cian O’Tuama as sports players saw a gap in the market for a place in your home to store hurling equipment. Their mini-company designed and manufactured a unique mountable shelf and hook combination to store hurls and sliotars.

Year - 2018/2019

Company Name: The Chop

School: Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details: Shane Brown and Robert Davey manufacture beautiful wooden chopping boards made from locally sourced wood with the aim of selling their product at local markets.

Year - 2017/2018 

Company Name: Wild Wicklow Crafts

School: Coláiste Craobh Amhann, Kilcoole

Details: Dylan Symes and Sam Ireland design and manufacture bespoke pieces from wild Wicklow sourced material.

Year - 2016/2017

Company Name: Too Good To Be Shoe

School: Colaiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details: Too Good To Be Shoe is an innovative business making wine racks, coat racks and more from Horesehoes.

Year - 2014/2015

Company Name: Exerdice

School: Colaiste Craobh Amhann, Kilcoole 

Details: ear Jordan & Rachel Kennedy have designed and manufactured dice which have various exercises on each side rather than the traditional dots, and is designed to make exercise a little more fun

Year - 2013/2014

Company Name: Board No More

School: Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details: Neill Murphy, Stanley Hadden, Joe Gardiner and Tony Kavanagh have designed and manufactured a wooden board game to a very high standard

Year - 2012/2013

Company Name: The Band Wagon

School: Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details: Emily O'Reilly, Michael Browne, Jack Donnelly and Nathan Curran design and sell customised silicon wristbands to clubs and associations nationwide. Their products include a range of anti-bullying wristbands which were included in the GAA  2013 Tackling Bullying initiative. 

Year - 2011/2012

Company Name: Irish Baubles

School: St. David's Secondary School, Greystones

Details: Ciara Whooley had the idea for Irish Baubles during the summer after her Junior Cert. She creates beautiful Irish designs for Christmas Tree Baubles and gets them manufactured for her - as she's a sole trader - by artists to hand paint scented to the inside of glass baubles. Ciara went on to represent Wicklow at the National Finals in April 2012 - and won outright! Ciara enjoyed her many prizes throughout the year including an all expenses paid trip to beautiful Rome, and is still running her business today. You can visit her website at www.irishbaubles.com

Year - 2010/2011

Company Name: Glow

School: St. David's Secondary School, Greystones

Details: Donal Campbell, Adam Harris, Adam Brennan and Adam Synnott are the students behind this business, who have patterned Hi-Vis armbands for Primary school children & girl guides

Year - 2009/2010

Company Name: The Quaid Quartet

School: Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details: Timothy Quaid and his siblings have played musical instruments from a young age, and when the option to start his own business in Transition Year arose, Timothy took the opportunity to develop a CD of all their best works. They have sold very successfully and look set to take the world of classical music by storm.

Year - 2008/2009

Company Name: Key Times

School: Coláiste Chroabh Abhann in Kilcoole

Details: Seeing a need amoung locals for a convenient way of finding their bus schedule, the team of five young entrepreneurs designed a portable, compact timetable which attaches to a key chain. They wrote and excellent business report, had an imaginative exhibition stand and made a great presentation

Year - 2007/2008

Company Name:  BASE Movies

School:   St. David's Secondary School, Greystones

Details:   BASE Movies create professional DVD' with menu's and chapter selection from VHS and home videos.  After winning the overall prize at County Level, the four boys from St David's went on to win Best Display Award at the National Finals in May 2008. 

Year - 2006/2007

Company Name:  Custom Hoodz

School:   St. Mary's College, Arklow

Details:   The four girls from St Mary’s have been running their mini-company since September, taking orders for hoodies and designing a personalised message for the front and back of each one. They went on to represent County Wicklow at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Awards in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly on Sunday 13th May 2007.

Year - 2005/2006

Company Name:  The Flower Pot Men

School:   Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Details:  The group consisted of Conor Behan, PJ Mulhall and William Osbourne, they designed and manufactured wooden garden accessories (window boxes ect. for plants).  Following their success in the County Final, The Flower Pot Men went on to represent Wicklow in the National Final of the County & City Enterprise Board Students Enterprise Awards where they won the Best Display Award.

Year - 2004/2005

Company Name:  County On Us

School:   St. David's Secondary School, Greystones

Details:  The group consisted of Eoghan Brophy, Ruth McElroy, Ciara Taylor and Alison Scarff, they developed science equipment packs for the transition year Intel Design and Discovery Modules, which they sold to transition year teachers.  Following their success in the County Final, the St. David's team went on to represent Wicklow in the National Final of the County & City Enterprise Board Students Enterprise Awards.

Year - 2003/2004

Company Name:  "Football 24-7"

School:   St. Gerards, Bray

Details: Comprising Gavin Moran, Robert Young, Kevin Brady and Bernard Loughran, the winning team formed a mini company called "24-7", which successfully identified, researched, produced and marketed a guide to the Eircom League.  Following their success in the County Final, the St. Gerard's team went on to represent Wicklow in the National Final where they won the award for the most innovative projects. 

Year - 2002/2003

Company Name:  DOS

School:   St. Gerards, Bray

Details:  Graham Aherne, Robert Flanagan, Georgina Magnier and Louise Towers set up Digital Organised Studies Ltd., a mini-company producing digital study aids for Junior Certificate Students.  After winning the Wicklow Section the four went on to the National Finals in Tullamore, Co. Offaly where they went on to win first prize.  This was a great achievement for the four young directors.