Winners announced at County Enterprise Awards

Winners announced at County Enterprise Awards

Broghies Ireland go to National Awards

Local Enterprise Office confirms Broghies Ireland will represent Kildare at National Enterprise Awards in May

Small businesses from Naas, Clonard, Sallins, Kilcock and Kildare Town were the big winners at this year’s County Enterprise Awards, organised by Local Enterprise Office Kildare to celebrate Local Enterprise Week.

The top prize of €2,500 and a €1,000 soft support voucher went to Broghies Ireland of Kildare Town, who will go on to represent the county at the annual National Enterprise Awards in Dublin this May.

Other winners at the awards ceremony, held at Aras Chill Dara included Odyssey Validation Consultants of Sallins, Co Kildare.

The overall winner, Broghies Ireland, is in the food sector and they manufacture delicious, crispy wafers which are fat-free, sugar free and free of preservatives.

Having now reached the final of the National Enterprise Awards in May, Broghies Ireland will be competing against 30 other companies from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund across thirteen categories.

Speaking at the ceremony, Jacqui McNabb, Head of Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Kildare congratulated the local entrepreneurs, saying: 

“Broghies Ireland is a very worthy winner of this major enterprise award, in recognition of what they have achieved here in the county. Because of their drive and determination, the company already employs 9 people and plans to expand into the UK and Europe over the next five years.”

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