GET BRAIN FIT TO REPRESENT DONEGAL AT THE NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS’ FINAL IN DUBLIN

first_imgDonegal Business among National Enterprise Award Finalists GetBrain.fit, an empowering online brain training service which won Best New Business Idea at the 20th Donegal Business Awards, will represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards’ Final in Dublin this week.The Donegal Local Enterprise Office supported 171 businesses in Donegal last year, one of which was GetBrain.fit, an empowering online brain training service which won Best New Business Idea at the 20th Donegal Business Awards. Pictured are John McNamara and John Bradley of GetBrain.fit, who will represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards’ Final in Dublin this week.Thousands of small businesses from across the country were supported by Local Enterprise Offices in the Local Authorities Network last year and 32 of those businesses have now reached the National Final, which takes place on Thursday, 9th June.The competition has a prize fund of €40,000 and was set up two decades  ago to celebrate Ireland’s small businesses and micro-enterprises. Representatives from Local Enterprise Office Donegal and Donegal County Council will be supporting John McNamara and John Bradley, who founded GetBrainFit at the Aviva Stadium. Twelve awards will be presented on the night including eight new regional trophies and the overall winner will receive €10,000 to invest in their business.Ursula Donnelly, Deputy Head of Enterprise with the Local Enterprise Office Donegal says small businesses, sole traders and start-ups are becoming the heroes of the economic recovery across Ireland and these awards are about celebrating their successes and talents: “The Local Enterprise Offices, through the Local Authorities Network, support thousands of small businesses in the community each year and the National Enterprise Awards recognise their remarkable achievements. Having won the Donegal Business Award earlier this year, John McNamara and GetBrain.fit now get the chance to represent their county and, on behalf of the Local Enterprise Office team, I want to wish them the very best of luck.”Updates will be available through www.localenterprise.ie and by following #NEAwards16 on social media.Meanwhile, the results of a recent survey show Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is continuing to drive business forward in the county. The Local Enterprise Office Annual Employment Survey Results 2015 shows that 226 net jobs were created in Donegal by companies supported by the Donegal Local Enterprise Office last year. A total of 370 new jobs were created during 2015 among the Local Enterprise Office’s portfolio of 171 grant–aided businesses. Total employment in the 171 businesses was 1,132 full-time and part-time employees.For more information on how Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office can help your business, contact a member of the team on 074 9160735 or visit https://www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal/GET BRAIN FIT TO REPRESENT DONEGAL AT THE NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS’ FINAL IN DUBLIN was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:get brain fitlocal enterprise authoritynational enterpriselast_img

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