The finalists for this year’s National Enterprise Awards to be hosted by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) later this month were announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor yesterday.
The National Enterprise Awards will celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s top small businesses and micro-enterprises from all parts of Ireland in a showcase of enterprise, innovation and ambition at Dublin’s Mansion House on May 25th.
The 32 finalists are drawn from diverse business sectors, such as skin-care, ice-cream making, language courses and mobile game development.
Twelve awards will be presented including eight regional awards. The overall winner will receive €10,000 to invest in their business.
Speaking yesterday, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said, "These innovative businesses are led by people who are serious about their ambition, who are taking real risks and making real sacrifices to achieve success, and they are making a huge contribution to their local communities and to the economy at large. It is very important that we mark their achievements. I wish all of the finalists the very best of luck in the Final on the 25th May."