South Tipp groups nominated for top business award

Clonmel Chamber and the South Tipperary Women in Business Network have been short-listed for the Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award this year.

Clonmel Chamber and the South Tipperary Women in Business Network have been short-listed for the Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award this year.

They are part of ten have groups and organisations in the south east nominated for the award to be presented on May 1, which is named after the late Michael Dee, a former Enterprise Ireland executive who supported the development of enterprise across the region.

The inaugural Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award was presented to the Dee family and the 2011 awards ceremony is due to take place at the Tower Hotel in Waterford at the conclusion of the ‘Ireland and Wales Working Together’ Business Network Showcase event.

Congratulating the nominees, Michael Maddock from the South East Business and Innovation Centre and a member of the Spirit of Enterprise Steering Group said: “This award sets out to recognise and reward those who, through their endeavours, have made or put in place long term initiatives that support and enhance the social or economic wellbeing of the South East. This year’s diverse nominees certainly fulfil that criteria, encapsulating the ethos of the Spirit of Enterprise.”

The steering group behind the Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award include representatives from the South-East Regional Authority, the South-East Business and Innovation Centre, the local County and City Enterprise Boards, the Institute of Technology in Carlow and the Waterford Institute of Technology. Further information around the awards scheme can be viewed at www.spiritofenterprise.ie