Finalists announced in Red PR business ‘start-up’ competition

Red PR has announced the top ten finalists of their Start Up Competition.

Red PR has announced the top ten finalists of their Start Up Competition.

Finalists have submitted their business plans for review by the judging panel and will each receive a valuable mentoring session from Red PR over the coming months.

The overall winner of the competition will be announced on Wednesday, April 23 exclusively in ‘The Nationalist’ when they will receive a PR & Marketing Campaign worth €5,000 for their Start Up business.

Red PR is an exciting PR, Marketing and Event Management Agency based in Clonmel. With over 10 years’ experience our team have been managing a national portfolio for the past 3 years with a wide spectrum of clients like Punchestown, The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association of Ireland and South Tipperary Co. Enterprise Board, to mention but a few.

To celebrate their regional launch, Red PR created a promotional campaign offering one lucky start-up entrepreneur the chance to win a Public Relation & Marketing Campaign worth €5,000 for their business and Start Up’s entered online at in abundance.

Says Carey-Ann Lordan, Managing Director, Red PR - “Since I set up three years ago so much has happened. Red PR now has a great team with specialist skills in 
marketing, public relations, event management, graphic and web design.

“In the last year, the business has grown over 50% and local business has increased ten fold. I started this initiative as I was very keen to give something back to the community and to help and encourage other start-up enterprises to hit the ground running with our help.

“We were blown away by the response to the competition and would like to thank all of the start-up entrepreneurs that took the time to enter our competition and we wish them well with their new enterprises. ” The top ten finalists of the Red PR Start-Up Competition are -

Agne Andriulaitiene, Studio Figura, Health & Lifestyle

Gearoid Spellman, Vitalrate, Charity & Sports Accessories

Kate Keating Kelleher, Experience Tipperary, Tourism

Liam Maher, Tipperary Museum, Cultural

Linda Somerville, Milly & Oko, Fashion & Retail

Matt O’ Connor, Matt O Connor Blood Stock, Agricultural

Matt Quinlan, M.P. Installations & Maintenance LTD, Renewable Energy

Patricia Lonergan, Grangemockler After-school Programme (G.A.S.P.), Education & Recreation

Patrick Coady, Phoenix Strength & Conditioning, Health & Fitness

Valerie Sheehy, My Poncho Ltd, Outdoor Fashion Accessories

For further information about the competition, the entries and services offered by Red PR, visit or call the team today at 052 6184343.

The winner will be announced in next week’s edition of ‘The Nationalist’.