Athlone was announced as a regional runner up in its size category at this year’s Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards, receiving a cash prize of €2,000 and a framed certificate.
The annual Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards brings business, community groups and local authorities together, in each town, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area. Since the inaugural awards in 2016, towns and urban villages across the country have shared more than €500,000 in funding to invest in their community.
Speaking following the awards ceremony which were hosted in Kilkenny, Ita Gray, Head of County Westmeath for Bank of Ireland, reflected positively on the accolade.
“Supporting enterprise and the financial wellbeing of individuals, businesses and their wider communities is at the heart of everything we do. Strong local economies are the backbone of the Irish economy and Bank of Ireland is proud to be able to recognise and support businesses and community groups working together to create employment, drive growth and build thriving communities. We value the support of Westmeath County Council and its Local Enterprise Office and congratulate Athlone on its success at this year’s awards,” Ms. Gray remarked.