Enterprising entrepreneurs get certificates
ON Thursday ten entrepreneurs from local County Wicklow based businesses received their certificates having completed the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow’s Management Development Programme (MDP).
The six month programme, delivered between September 2013 and March 2014, taught each participant how to remove themselves from the daily chores of running their business, and how to take that all important step back to start managing and growing their businesses towards their next milestone.
The MDP is accredited by the Institute of Technology, Carlow at Level 7. Head of Lifelong Learning at IT Carlow Joseph Collins was on hand to present the certificates to the entrepreneurs, along with the Director of Services, Enterprise and Corporate Services at Wicklow County Council, Tom Murphy.
Speaking at the event, Mr Murphy said, ‘we have been offering this programme to owner managers in County Wicklow for over 15 years, during which time more than 400 companies have participated. The businesses range widely in size, industry sector, turnover and maturity, but all have one thing in common, the determination and commitment of the owner manager to take whatever steps are necessary to become more effective and to run better businesses.’
Sheelagh Daly, Head of Local Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow, was also present at the event, and she thanked the Institute of Technology Carlow for their support for the programme and indeed for their support for both business and education initiatives in County Wicklow.
Patricia MacKay, Clodagh Doyle, Eavan Diamond and Nathen Reily at the Management Development Programme group graduation certificate night in the Glenview Hotel.
Stuart Dowzer and Ruth Donnelly.