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Friday 19 October 2018

Ready for Student Enterprise Finals

Fingal LEO Head of Enterprise Oisin Geoghegan, Mayor Mary Mc Camley, Blanchardstown Centre Marketing Manager and Mercy Prendergast, former winner.
Fingal LEO Head of Enterprise Oisin Geoghegan, Mayor Mary Mc Camley, Blanchardstown Centre Marketing Manager and Mercy Prendergast, former winner.

Entrepreneurial scholars from 24 schools step up to Fingal's Student Enterprise Programme County Final in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown, on Thursday March 22.

Organised by Fingal Local Enterprise Office, these innovative north Dubliners have been eager participants in the National Student Enterprise Awards Programme since September.

Fingal LEO co-ordinates and presents the largest number of participants every year. Now in its sixteenth year, a record number of 2,500 students from 24 secondary schools in Fingal are competing.

Category Winners will advance to the National Final to be held in Croke Park, on May 2, 2018.

Oisin Geoghegan, Head of Enterprise, Fingal Local Enterprise Office said: 'Hosting the largest programme in the country, we are proud to say we have seen many successes in the National Finals. We have seen phenomenal growth and this year we are delighted with the record numbers of students, from secondary schools across the region setting up and running their own businesses. The schools, our mentors, local businesses and the sponsors are more than encouraging and every year we can see that students continue on their entrepreneurial journey and indeed set up successful enterprises in post school years.'

Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council added "What they gain from this programme is an invaluable insight into the roots of business and a taste of experience in a safe environment. The lessons they learn on this programme will help set them on an entrepreneurial path from a young age.'

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