Monday 19 August 2019

Drogheda's enterprise award hope

Drogheda has been shortlisted for a Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town award. This award scheme celebrates the work of local communities in supporting each other and creating a culture of entrepreneurship and job creation.

The adjudicators will visit Drogheda next Friday (22nd September). The visit will start at The Mill, Drogheda's Enterprise Hub. There they will hear the stories of local entrepreneurs and local community groups and learn how local people work together. After the presentations, they will meet with local food producers, showcasing some of the wonderful produce from this area.

They will then take a tour of the town visiting local retailers, family businesses and well-known landmarks. They will hear about the tourism offering from the Boyne Valley tourism officer Michele Whelan when they visit the Tholsel. They will also meet musicians of all ages from Comhaltas, as a preview to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda 2018.

The final stop will be at the East Coast Bakehouse Innovation Centre with Dragon's Den star Alison Cowzer. There they will meet a selection of large employers from across the town. During this time they will hear how these companies support the development of enterprise and innovation in the next generation.

Drogheda's entry in this competition is being spearheaded by Local Enterprise Office Louth and Louth County Council. Thomas McEvoy, Louth's Head of Enterprise concludes "This really is a chance for us to put our best foot forward, and showcase what an enterprising town Drogheda really is. Watch out for the adjudicators on their visit on Friday 22nd of September and be sure to give them a smile!,'

Drogheda Independent