Thirteen South Tipperary-based companies exhibiting at this year’s National Ploughing Championships will do so under the umbrella of the South East Enterprise Village, a new initiative by the South East County and City Enterprise Boards.
Alongside forty-nine other businesses from the region, the companies are predicting combined sales of €1.5million from the three day event.
The South East Enterprise Village will also showcase companies from Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford City and County and Wexford.
The South East Enterprise Village will be a first for the National Ploughing Championships, being held this year in New Ross, Co. Wexford from 25th to 27th September.
Representing a diverse range of business sectors, the South Tipperary companies, who are supported by their local Enterprise Board, are as follows:
Kyle Lane, Clonmel, Vintage Furniture
Wrapsies, Clonmel, Towel Wraps
Galtee Fire Protection, Tipperary, Fire Prevention Equipment
Munster Technology, Clonmel, IT
Forget Me Not, Clonmel, Retail
Biogreen Environmental Solutions, Cashel, Septic Tanks
Russell Catering, Clonmel, Local Food Products
P. Scriven Heating & Plumbing, Mullinahone, Renewable Energy/Heating
Adapted Living, Tipperary, Mobility Products
J&L Grubb Ltd, Fethard, Cashel Blue Cheese
Ward Motorsport Merchandise, Fethard, Motor Sport Merchandise
Wheellockit, Killenaule, Wheel locks for lawn mowers
The Tipperary Kitchen, Thurles, Bakery
Hoping to welcome in excess of 40,000 visitors to the Enterprise Village in the course of the Ploughing, the organisers have also created a unique ‘New Inventions’ area in the Village, which is reserved for companies pioneering inventions for the agricultural industry.
At the announcement of the planned South East Enterprise Village today, Ita Horan, CEO, Tipperary South County Enterprise Board said: “The National Ploughing Championships and the South East Enterprise Village are a natural fit, with Tipperary companies featuring strongly in the Enterprise Village. This will provide an invaluable platform for business, generating potential for business growth and job opportunities across the local region.”
The South East Enterprise Village is organised by the local County and City Enterprise Boards in Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford City and County and Wexford.The Enterprise Boards, set up in 1993 as state support agencies, offer various enterprise supports for small businesses and micro-enterprises with ten employees or less.