Ireland’s national competition to find the country’s most enterprising town has been launched today by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys.
Following the success of the pilot Enterprising Town Competition in 2016, in counties Kildare, Laois, Mayo and Roscommon, the National Enterprising Town Competition is being organised with the support of local authorities throughout Ireland who will assist in the nomination of towns and city villages/areas on behalf of their own city/county.
Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprising Town Awards aims to assist in the promotion of enterprise across the country by bringing business and community groups together to showcase to a panel of judges the spirit of enterprise in their local area.
With a total prize fund of €110,000, over 30 cash awards are up for grabs with the overall winning town and city village/area being awarded €23,000, a trophy, and the significant title of Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town.
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys today commented, “Local business owners and community groups want to see their town doing well, and there is nothing like a bit of healthy competition to motivate people to put their best foot forward. These awards will help to recognise and reward towns and villages that are demonstrating their enterprising nature through a range of initiatives such as leadership, community support, partnerships and the appearance of the area.”
Article Source: Business World