MONAGHAN ECONOMY IN SAFE HANDS THANKS TO TALENT OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, AWARDS CEREMONY TOLD

15 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Positive forecasts for future growth in the Co Monaghan economy despite the uncertainties of the post-Brexit climate were made at an awards ceremony in Monaghan Town last week.

Both Monaghan Co Council’s Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan and Cathaoirleach P J O’Hanlon predicted a bright future for the county’s development on the basis of the standard of entry for the Co Monaghan Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards organised by the Monaghan Local Enterprise Office.

Announced as the overall award winner at the ceremony in the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, December 7 last was David Bowe of EightySix, whose company is developing a burgeoningly successful range of apps and management tools for the food and drinks sector.
Results in the different competition categories were as follows:
Best Idea: Winner – David Bowe EightySix
Runner-up – Rory Duffy Handcraft Tailor Academy
Best Start-Up: Winner – Colm Connolly Rucksnacks
Runner-up – Adrian Treanor Little Rascals Furniture
Best Established Business: Winner -Joanne Brennan Mulberry Meadow Farm
Runner-up – Mike Treanor Mullan Lighting

TAKEN ABACK
In his address to the event, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council P J O’Hanlon told the audience: “To say I have been taken aback by this event is an understatement.”

Like a lot of people in public life over the last six months he was very concerned and worried about what had happened recently in relation to the UK’s ‘Brexit’ vote to leave the European Union, and its implications for Co Monaghan.

They had the common denominator of all being very proud Monaghan people, and many of them would have felt in relation to agencies such as …
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