Adam to pack a punch at En­ter­prise Town event

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - BY ES­THER HAY­DEN

FOR­MER Ir­ish Box­ing Olympian Adam Nolan will be one of the sport­ing per­son­al­i­ties tak­ing part in this year’s En­nis­cor­thy En­ter­prise Town on Septem­ber 29.

The Bal­lagh man, pic­tured, who is a guard based in Bray, Co Wick­low will be joined by an ar­ray of sport­ing, cul­tural and busi­ness per­son­al­i­ties for the Bank of Ire­land spon­sored project which is tak­ing place in the ball­room of the IFA Cen­tre on Mill Park Road and at which more than 40 trade stands will be on dis­play.

The En­nis­cor­thy En­ter­prise Town event is open to any ex­hibitor who might wish to par­tic­i­pate but as ex­hi­bi­tion space is limited, ex­hibitors will only be ac­com­mo­dated on a first come, first served ba­sis.

The ini­tia­tive is de­signed to show­case the many and var­ied busi­ness en­ter­prises which ex­ist in En­nis­cor­thy and to pro­mote new op­por­tu­ni­ties for would be en­trepreneurs. The event pro­vides an ideal op­por­tu­nity for start-up en­ter­prises, in par­tic­u­lar, to pro­mote their busi­ness model and to in­tro­duce it to an au­di­ence which may not be aware of its ex­is­tence.

In En­nis­cor­thy only 30 per cent of lo­cal busi­nesses have a shop front to help pro­mote sales so the need for new ini­tia­tives and new ideas to cre­ate aware­ness of what is avail­able in the town is of para­mount im­por­tance. Bank of Ire­land has iden­ti­fied this anom­aly in the mar­ket place and is en­deav­our­ing to rec­tify the prob­lem by pro­mot­ing En­ter­prise town projects across the coun­try. An ini­tial En­nis­cor­thy En­ter­prise Town project last year proved to be an out­stand­ing suc­cess with many of the par­tic­i­pants re­port­ing in­creased sales in its im­me­di­ate af­ter­math.

The for­mat for this year’s event is sim­i­lar to last year in that it will be a mix of busi­ness, sport­ing prow­ess, mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment for all par­tic­i­pants as well as for the gen­eral public who will at­tend. Karl Henry from ‘ Oper­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion’ will give a mo­ti­va­tional talk on health and well-be­ing and there will also be a panel dis­cus­sion in­volv­ing lo­cal food pro­duc­ers which will be chaired by Karl Fitz­patrick of South East Ra­dio’s ‘Busi­ness Mat­ters’.

Reg­is­tra­tion for par­tic­i­pa­tion in this year’s En­nis­cor­thy En­ter­prise Town project is now open and as en­try and par­tic­i­pa­tion is free of charge. There is sure to be con­sid­er­able in­ter­est from within the town’s busi­ness com­mu­nity. The event is open to any or all busi­ness in­ter­ests, sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions, cul­tural groups or new start-up en­trepreneurs but with space limited to 40 or so stand-hold­ers, the ad­vice is to reg­is­ter early in or­der to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. This can be done by con­tact­ing any Bank of Ire­land staff mem­ber in En­nis­cor­thy or by con­tact­ing Branch Man­ager, Mar­guerite Mur­phy.

Ad­mit­tance to the event is free of charge. En­nis­cor­thy En­ter­prise Town will take place be­tween 5.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, in the IFA Cen­tre on Mill Park Road. The event also has the full sup­port of En­nis­cor­thy Cham­ber of Com­merce, En­nis­cor­thy Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion, the Li­ons Club and many vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions and sport­ing clubs.

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