Congratulations to the 10 regional finalists in the ILDN Mid West Enterprise Awards. The Awards which took place on Thursday 5th April in the Absolute Hotel celebrate successful businesses which started through the DEASP Back to Work or Short Term Enterprise Allowance Scheme, and with support from their Local Development Company – either PAUL Partnership, Ballyhoura Development, West Limerick Resources, Clare Local Development Company, and North Tipperary Development Company.

Jim Lynch, Regional Manager DEASP, Mike Knightson KM Financial Brokerage, Margaret O’Connor Millner & Designer, Karen Cuneen Bilbow Fabricate Home Décor and Design, Jim Finn, Chairperson ILDN Mid West Regional Network
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3 Regional winners were announced yesterday and they will represent the Mid West in the National Enterprise Awards next month. The finalists and winners are:

Caroline Conroy, Yoga Walks Ireland

Cristiona Ni Hici, Ceile – healthy nutritious fermented drinks

Declan McCann, Mobile Bicycle Repairs

Esther Aherne, Aherne Health & Safety

Karen Cunneen Bilbow, Fabricate – Home décor design & production & classes (Regional Winner)

Kathleen Forde, Countryside Pet grooming – mobile dog grooming

Margaret O’Connor, Milliner Designer (Regional Winner)

Mike Knightson, KM Financial brokerage (Regional Winner)

Roger Kennedy , Kennedy Steel & Weld

Szilard Gonda, CC Cleaning & Maintenance Service