Meet the entrepreneurs of the future this Thursday at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh.

The County Final and product exhibition of the Student Enterprise Awards will take place this Thursday, 7 March from 11.30 a.m at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh.  The Student Enterprise Awards is a nationwide County & City Enterprise Boards initiative designed to encourage students to take a business idea from market research and follow through to production, selling, record keeping, management and finally write a comprehensive Business Plan detailing their activities.  At local level, the competition is organised by the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board.


This year, 34 projects have been entered across the three categories – Junior, Intermediate and Senior.  The standard of projects, as always, is excellent with some great projects in the mix. Mr. Alan Kelly, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will present the prizes to this year’s winning students.

Parents, family and friends are more than welcome to come along to view stands and exhibits from 11.30 a.m.


Last year Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles scooped the top prize in both Intermediate and Senior Categories competing against 7 other schools and close to 150 students.  This year eight schools will be competing against each other across three categories – Junior, Intermediate and Senior (Colaiste Mhuire -Thurles, Nenagh Vocational School, Ursuline Convent – Thurles, Our Lady’s Secondary School – Templemore, Presentation Secondary School – Thurles, St. Mary’s Secondary School – Nenagh, Newport College, St. Joseph’s CBS, Nenagh).  The first prize winners in each category will walk away with a prize and the opportunity to represent North Tipperary at the National Final in Croke Park on 17th April.


Trophies and a prize fund in excess of €2,000 are at stake in the competition!

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