Search is on to find stars of local enterprise

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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The search is on to find the stars of the local enterprise sector with the launch of the Northern Ireland Enterprise Awards 2015. NI Enterprise Awards Photo 1The awards aim to showcase the work done by the Northern Ireland small business community and the efforts of the local enterprise agency network to support business development. Taking place in Belfast on 26th November the special guest speaker for the evening will be Tom Griffiths, founder of gapyear.com, regarded as the creator of the modern gap year industry. At 26, he secured £1.26m in venture capital funding for gapyear.com and also launched Gap Year Magazine. He now runs the Acorn Incubator to help entrepreneurs get business ideas off the ground and survive through their first tough years. Chief Executive of Enterprise Northern Ireland, Gordon Gough, told Newry Times, “Enterprise Northern Ireland is the voice of local entrepreneurship and we’re very pleased to celebrate great examples of local ingenuity and talent. “Helping to develop strong companies that create employment and export across the world is an important part of what we do. These awards are an excellent chance to recognise hard work and dedication of businesses and members of the Enterprise Northern Ireland network. “Whether it is through offering business support or highlighting access to finance initiatives, our network of enterprise agencies is playing an important role in stimulating Northern Ireland’s economy,” he added.  

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