Farm Ireland

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Teens taste more success with their equine 'fussy eater' range

Kate and Annie Madden with their range of products from FenuHealth
Kate and Annie Madden with their range of products from FenuHealth

It was fitting that during the recent International Women in Business Day, the Madden sisters, Kate (15) and Annie (14), of equine company FenuHealth lifted the top prize at the 2016 Griffith College Dublin Enterprise Awards.

Established in 2014 following their runner-up placing in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, FenuHealth has since gone from strength to strength and they now offer a range of food supplements for 'fussy eaters' which includes FenuSave which helps prevent gastric ulcers.

Open to secondary school students in transition, fifth and sixth year the competition attracted some 300 students on the day. All entrants, some in teams of four, had to present their idea in a 2,000-word business plan document.

Seamus Fitzpatrick, head of the business faculty at Griffith College, complimented the Summerhill, Co Meath-based siblings for their success which he said was based on quality assurance, with scientific research at the core of this product development.

Mairead Guinness MEP was equally supportive of the teenagers. "It is inspiring to see young women like Kate and Annie Madden developing their bright ideas into a successful business."

FenuHealth can be purchased at tack stores nationwide and online from the FenuHealth Facebook page or from

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