Organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, the awards are aimed at small and micro businesses in Donegal, and the winners will be announced at a black tie gala dinner in the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, Letterkenny, on Friday 23rd March.
There are 4 categories in this year’s awards: Business Achievement, Business Development, Emerging Business and Innovation.
Edenmore Farm Meats Ltd., Lifford, Inishowen Country Kitchen, Malin and Public Image Hair Salon, Ballybofey have been shortlisted for the Business Achievement Award; La Maison, Letterkenny, Moll Industries Ireland Ltd., Donegal Town and The National Hairdressing Academy, Bundoran are shortlisted for the Business Development Award. Claire the Baker’s, Carndonagh, O’Donnell’s Bakery, Laghey, Stateside American Restaurant, Letterkenny and Castlefinn Partnership Initiative (NorthWest Garden Show) will compete for the Emerging Business Award while Cargo Defenders, Lifford, Farm Feeder, Killybegs and JM Joinery, Pettigo are shortlisted for this year’s Innovation award.
Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of the DEB said “This year’s finalists demonstrate the vision and commitment required to drive a successful business forward.
“We hope the awards will inspire others around the County to make the leap and work on their business vision too”.
There is an award for the winner in each category and an overall winner of the Donegal Business of the Year award.
Previous winners of the overall award include The Swilly Group, Gartan Technologies and DS Environmental Services. Each year one of the winning companies goes on to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards in Dublin.
Tickets for the Awards cost €25 and to attend, or for further information about the Enterprising Donegal Business Awards 2012, contact Celine Carroll, Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can visit the Donegal County Enterprise Board’s website at www.donegalenterprise.ie County and City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Union under the EU Structural Funds 2007 – 2013.