KEOGH'S Crisps in Oldtown are among eight small businesses nationwide in the running for a National Enterprise Award.
Organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards, the ceremony for the Enterprise Awards is being staged in Dublin's Mansion House on Wednesday, November 21, to recognise the outstanding achievements of micro-enterprises. Keogh's Crisps, which make hand-cooked crisps on their family potato farm in Oldtown, was nominated for the prestigious award by the Fingal County Enterprise Board.
The complete list of finalists this year are: Irlanda en Espanol (Dublin City), Web Team International (DunLaoghaire Rathdown), Keogh's Crisps (Fingal), Hailstorm Commerce (Limerick), Quickcrop (Sligo), Advanced NDT Solutions ( Westmeath), Innovate ( Wexford) and Carrig Solutions ( Wicklow). 'Keogh's Crisps symbolise the strength, innovation and resilience within Fingal's small business community,' said Oisin Geoghegan, CEO, Fingal County Enterprise Board. 'As we look to build a strong base of indigenous companies, we must continue to support and encourage entrepreneurship right across each county, starting with local support for our micro-enterprises,' he added.
There are four categories in the awards that are up for grabs and winners will receive a cash prize in addition to a specially commissioned trophy from Leitrim-based designer, Kate Oram. Another Fingal company, FleetConnect, won the Best New Business award at last year's National Enterprise Awards and in 2008, Fingal's Simtech Aviation took the overall prize. Once this year's winner is announced, the results being available from www.enterpriseboards.ie