Donegal business stars shone brightly at the All-Ireland Business Summit last week to bring home three prestigious awards.
The northwest was well-represented at the Business All-Stars on Thursday April 19th. Distinguished Donegal people honoured with awards were Brian McEniff, the Shevlin Twins and Katie McGloin.
Brian McEniff, Donegal GAA All-Star and Entrepreneur of the McEniff Hotel Group, received an All-Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award.
World Champion Irish dancers Niamh and Gavin Shevlin from Glenswilly were honoured as All-Star Ambassadors for Irish Culture.
The duo performed two high-energy dances and received a standing ovation. Skip to 5.47 in the video below to see their performance:
Niamh and Gavin said: “We were delighted to achieve this award and are proud to be recognised as the ambassadors for Irish culture. We’d like to thank our parents, Michael and Geralyn for always supporting us and allowing us to achieve these amazing opportunities. Thanks to all our family and friends for their support throughout the years.”
Teenage entrepreneur Katie McGloin won a Student Entrepreneur award. The Bundoran 17-year-old founded K.T. Clothing Co., Ireland’s first completely gender neutral clothing company, when she was in Transition Year at Coláiste Mhaigh Éne.
The business summit at Croke Park Dublin consisted of talks, motivational speeches, breakfast and lunch buffets, as well as a number of businesses on show. Celebrity guests included Bressie, Keith Barry, Gavin Duffy and many more.
In selecting award recipients, the committee aims to identify Irish business people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of entrepreneurship in the country and act as a role model for others. They also identify ambassadors for brand Ireland who are helping to shine a light on Irish culture, not just at home but also on a global platform.
Other Irish entrepreneurs to win awards were Pat McDonagh and Chanelle, Lady McCoy.Tags: