The Mid West Local Development Company (LDC) Enterprise Network is launching its inaugural Enterprise Awards.

Since January 2011, over 1,800 businesses have started with the support of Local Development Companies (LDC) in the Mid West region. All these businesses have one thing in common – all have been started by individuals moving from unemployment to self-employment. The LDC Enterprise Awards will celebrate their achievements and their contribution to the economic recovery of the Mid West.

Any businesses supported by their Local Development Company between 2011 and 2015 and who used either the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and Short Term Enterprise Allowance from Department of Social Protection can apply. Information and Application Forms for interested businesses are available from Local Development Companies in the Mid West Region. Closing date is 5pm, April 22nd 2016.

The Mid West regional winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in The Inn at Dromoland on May 19th 2016. They will go forward to the National LDC Enterprise Awards in September.

Brenda Heath, West Limerick Resources, said,

“The LDC Mid West Enterprise Awards are about recognising the hard work and effort that is put in by each individual in starting their business and moving away from unemployment. It will also give local businesses an excellent opportunity to build their profile locally, regionally, and nationally”

The members of the Mid West LDC Enterprise Network are Ballyhoura Development, Clare Local Development Company, North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, PAUL Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company and West Limerick Resources

For further information, contact your Local Development Company. For individuals wishing to apply through West Limerick Resources, contact : Brenda Heath, SICAP Enterprise Officer on 069 62222 or email bheath@wlr.ie