Kilbeggan business wins Local Enterprise Office Enterprise award

Christine Charlton, head of Local Enterprise Office Westmeath; Frankie Keena, Gannon Concrete; Niall Gannon, Gannon Concrete; Pat Gallagher, chief executive, Westmeath County Council; Catherine Darby, assistant staff officer, LEO Westmeath.

Christine Charlton, head of Local Enterprise Office Westmeath; Frankie Keena, Gannon Concrete; Niall Gannon, Gannon Concrete; Pat Gallagher, chief executive, Westmeath County Council; Catherine Darby, assistant staff officer, LEO Westmeath.

Kilbeggan-based business, John Gannon Concrete Ltd T/a Gannon Eco has been selected as the overall winner of the 2014 Local Enterprise Office Enterprise Awards.

Managing director of John Gannon Concrete, Niall Gannon, was presented with the award at the award ceremony held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone on Tuesday night and will now go on to represent Westmeath in the regional competition.

John Gannon Concrete Ltd is a precast concrete manufacturing company which is owned by Niall Gannon and it is under this corporate structure that the waste material reprocessing business, Gannon Eco was formed. Gannon Eco is an environmental solution provider for non- hasardous industrial wastes.

The competition is part of the National LEO Enterprise Awards organised by the national network of Local Enterprise Offices to give recognition to the contribution of small enterprises to the national economy. Niall Gannon, managing director of John Gannon Concrete, was presented with the award at the award ceremony held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone on September 30 and will represent Westmeath in the regional competition. Successful regional winners will go on to the national final to be held later in the year.

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