Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprise Town Awards recognise the spirit of enterprise in local areas across Ireland, bringing business and community groups together to showcase their efforts to build an economically sustainable community.
There are over 40 awards available from a total prize fund of €193,000 with the overall winning town or urban village/area awarded €33,000 and the title of Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town, which in 2018 was won by Letterkenny.
There is also the Rising star category which aims to focus on towns which have overcome major challenges and can demonstrate how they have achieved this. Last year “The Kells Old Print Works” took home the trophy and €20,000.
The local authorities and their LEOS support the nomination of towns, cities and villages/areas on behalf of their own city or county while this year there was an opportunity for the public to nominate their locality. Also new in 2019 are the “small towns” category.
The judging process started in Phibsborough, Dublin on the 22nd of August and will continue until mid-October. The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in December. We’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country to find the winner of this year’s National Enterprise Town Awards. On our travels we’ve discovered towns that embody the enterprise spirit. Discover Cloonan’s Hardware’s story in Tullamore and the Quilt Yarn Stitch story in Tuam.
Stay tuned to www.bankofireland.com/neta2019 and thinkbusiness.ie for news and updates on National Enterprise Town Awards, including entrants, judges schedule and local stories which showcase how local businesses and community groups work together and enable their community to thrive.
The entry process is now closed, please contact your Head of County as listed in the FAQs below
List of Bank of Ireland contacts by County
|Name||County||Mobile No.||Email address|
|JJ Keyes||Carlow||086 3831832||JJ.KEYES@boi.com||TBC||Cavan/Monaghan|
|Eamonn Corcoran||Clare||086 8561425||Eamonn.Corcoran@boi.com|
|Sean Byerley||Cork City||086 3838199||Sean.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eilis Mannion||Cork County||086 6792188||Eilis.Mannion@boi.com|
|Barry Gallagher||Donegal||086 3831947||Barry.Gallagher@boi.com|
|Karen Cunningham||Dublin Central||087 2539697||Karen_K.Cunningham@boi.com|
|Morgan O’Regan||Dublin – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown||086 0443797||morgan.o’email@example.com|
|Neil O’Reilly||Dublin South||087 1144270||Neill.OReilly@boi.com|
|Kieran Tuite||Dublin North – Fingal County Council||086 2555593||Kieran.Tuite@boi.com|
|Marie Meehan||Galway City||087 9598259||Marie.Meehan@boi.com|
|Tomas Diskin||Galway County||086 2618955||Tomas.Diskin@boi.com|
|Deirdre Twomey||Kerry||086 3820898||Deirdre.Twomey@boi.com|
|Roisin Crotty||Kildare||087 9558337||Roisin.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|JJ Keyes||Kilkenny||086 3831832||JJ.KEYES@boi.com|
|Aine Malone||Laois/Offaly||087 2191946||Aine.email@example.com|
|Maria Kelly||Limerick||086 2383981||Maria_a.Kelly@boi.com|
|Ita Gray||Longford/Westmeath||087 2141390||Ita.Gray@boi.com|
|Paula Harmon||Louth||086 8564425||Paula.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Costello||Mayo||087 9298600||Michael_P.Costello@boi.com|
|Gary Holligan||Meath||087 1440973||Gary.Holligan@boi.com|
|Tara Rodgers||Sligo/Leitrim/Roscommon||086 2853832||Tara.Rodgers@boi.com|
|Morgan O’Regan||Dublin South West||086 0443797||morgan.o’email@example.com|
|Mick Ryan||Tipperary||087 0607602||Mick.Ryan@boi.com|
|Pamela Pim||Waterford||087 3631828||Pamela.Pim@boi.com|
|Trudi Ryan||Wexford||087 9508523||Trudy.Ryan@boi.com|
|Maria Coleman||Wicklow||087 9366301||Maria.Coleman@boi.com|