The €10,000 search for Wicklow’s brightest start-up begins
This year Wicklow Enterprise Park celebrates 21 years supporting and growing business in Co. Wicklow.
To celebrate this landmark year, we are offering a major prize for one outstanding new business, currently operating in the County, and which opened in Wicklow within the last six years. The competition is open to any individual or group, who have started an independent new business from scratch and is still in operation in Co. Wicklow (business start date no earlier than January 1st 2010).
The overall winner will receive a cheque for €5,000 from Wicklow Enterprise Park as well as a €5,000 advertising package with East Coast FM.
Why is this award so important?
Small and medium enterprises are the lifeblood of the Irish economy, accounting for over 99% of active enterprises in this country.
At Wicklow Enterprise Park, we recognise the daunting nature of starting a new business from scratch and the endless challenges that must be overcome to make your small business a success.
Over the past 21 years, Wicklow Enterprise Park has supported new and expanding businesses, providing affordable office space, access to mentoring, financial and marketing advice, and a myriad of other services to foster success and growth among start-ups in the county.
This anniversary year, we want to celebrate the important role of start-ups in our county and we want to hear your success stories so as to inspire others through this major award.
How do I enter?
Eligible businesses are invited to submit an entry via the entry form below.
What is the timeline for the competition?
Entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday 11th May.
An expert panel of judges will select ten finalists, each of whom will then be given the chance to pitch their success story through a business interview on East Coast FM’s Wicklow This Week show. Interviews will take place from mid-May to early June.
The judges will then select one overall winner, who will be announced at our 21st year anniversary ceremony at Wicklow Enterprise Park. All finalists will receive a special certificate and will be included in associated press communications.
Remember the closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 11th May. Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered.
If you have any questions regarding entering this competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0404 66433