Gala evening set for Galway’s Young Entrepreneur

Keith Farrell of sponsors Base Design; Mairin O'Reilly of sponsors MOR Public Relations; Orla Roche of sponsors Roche Accounting; judge Fiona Neary of sponsors Ignite Technology Transfer; JCI President Brenda Gannon;  judge Grainne Finn of sponsors RDJ Glynn Solicitors; judge Mary Giblin of JCI Galway; Evelyn Cormican of sponsors Blueprint Coaching; and judge Mark Gibbs of sponsors DHKN Corporate Finance Ltd. Missing from photo are sponsors Galway Advertiser and Snap Printing, John Lalor, Patrick Brennan, James Cunningham, and  Marie Mitchell.

Keith Farrell of sponsors Base Design; Mairin O'Reilly of sponsors MOR Public Relations; Orla Roche of sponsors Roche Accounting; judge Fiona Neary of sponsors Ignite Technology Transfer; JCI President Brenda Gannon; judge Grainne Finn of sponsors RDJ Glynn Solicitors; judge Mary Giblin of JCI Galway; Evelyn Cormican of sponsors Blueprint Coaching; and judge Mark Gibbs of sponsors DHKN Corporate Finance Ltd. Missing from photo are sponsors Galway Advertiser and Snap Printing, John Lalor, Patrick Brennan, James Cunningham, and Marie Mitchell.

A night dedicated to local entrepreneurship will be hosted by the Junior Chamber Galway when Galway’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is announced.

The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill is the venue for the gala evening which takes place on November 13.

The winner will be presented with the Galway Young Entrepreneur perpetual trophy, in addition to a substantial package of consultancy and professional services from local businesses, including the Galway Advertiser, DHKN Corporate Finance, Snap Printing, RDJ Glynn Solicitors, TTO NUI Galway, BaseDesign, Blueprint Coaching & Training, MóR Public Relations, and Roche Accounting. The prize totals €32,000.

Daniel Murphy, general manager of the Galway Bay Hotel and also a patron to JCI, says: “We have always had an exceptional working relationship with Junior Chamber Galway and are delighted to be involved in the Galway Young Entrepreneur awards for the second year in a row. I would like to wish all the candidates the best of luck and the Galway Bay Hotel are looking forward to many more happy years with Junior Chamber Galway.”

The awards night will involve an interview for each finalist after which the judges will retire to make the final decision on this year’s winner.

This years judges are Grainne Finn of RDJ Glynn, Mark Gibbs from DHKN, and John Lalor of Roadstone.

President of JCI Galway, Brenda Gannon, says the GYE competition received an outstanding calibre of entrants.

“We are very grateful to those who got involved in this difficult yet enjoyable judging process. We wish success to all entrants and look forward to the final awards night.” Judges involved included Marie Mitchell and Mary Giblin of JCI Galway; James Cunningham director of the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change; and Fiona Neary of Ignite Technology Transfer Office at NUIG; and Patrick Brennan of Snap Printing.

The GYE Gala Awards night is a formal dress event, open to members of the public, at recession-busting cost of €45 per head. It includes entry, a drinks reception followed by four course banquet meal, guest speaker from Enterprise Ireland, and the awards ceremony and announcement of the winner of the GYE award.

To purchase tickets for the event visit [email protected]_galway.org. or call 086 0718054.

Eight finalists for Galway’s Young Entrepreneur title

JCI Galway hosted its first business networking evening for the JCI Galway Young Entrepreneur Awards competition, which was sponsored by the Galway Bay Hotel and hosted by JCI Galway on Monday.

The evening was a networking opportunity for all involved - entrants, judges, and sponsors. The eight finalists for the GYE award were announced.

Ronan Brennan- The Galway Hooker Brewery

Olivia Collins- Those Two Girls PR

Johnny Donnelly- Arcana

Margaret Mangan- Cloon Keen Atelier

Declan Murphy-www.24.ie

Emily-Jean O’Byrne- Emily-Jean Designs

Rodger O’Sullivan-iBuy Vouchers

Eoghain Ryan- Mocks.ie

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