Kin­sale bids for en­ter­pris­ing award

Irish Examiner - County - - Front page - Der­mot Ryan

Kin­sale is one of a num­ber of Cork lo­ca­tions mak­ing a de­ter­mined bid to win a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion to find the coun­try’s most en­ter­pris­ing town.

Cork city and Bal­lyvolane along with Mitchel­stown are also in con­tention, in sep­a­rate cat­e­gories, for the Bank of Ire­land Na­tional En­ter­pris­ing Town 2017.

Cat­e­gories will in­clude re­gional run­ner-up, re­gional win­ner, city award, merit awards, na­tional cat­e­gory win­ners and the over­all na­tional win­ner.

With a to­tal prize fund of €110,000, over 30 cash prizes will be awarded to var­i­ous win­ners.

The over­all win­ning town, city vil­lage or ur­ban area will be awarded to­tal prize money of €23,000 and a tro­phy.

A to­tal of 78 en­tries from 31 lo­cal au­thor­ity are seek­ing the ti­tle.

The judg­ing panel, mean­while, will visit Kin­sale on Tues­day next, Septem­ber 12 from 9am to 12pm.

Com­pet­ing cen­tres will also give a 30-minute pre­sen­ta­tion.

In Kin­sale, chair­man of the Cham­ber of Tourism and Busi­ness, Ciarán Fitzger­ald is ex­tra busy lead­ing the har­bour town’s cam­paign.

The cham­ber group along with Cork Co Coun­cil will make a pre­sen­ta­tion, fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

The guests will walk to the Tem­per­ance Hall where Kin­sale will show­case com­mu­nity projects, be­fore vis­it­ing a few Kin­sale busi­nesses. Should time per­mit, all will end up in Philip Grey Gallery to hear about some other projects and arts/cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties.

The win­ners will be an­nounced at an awards cer­e­mony in Novem­ber.

The judges will con­sider a range of fac­tors which demon­strate en­ter­pris­ing spirit and suc­cess, in­clud­ing the gen­eral con­cept of an En­ter­pris­ing Town – lo­cal en­ter­prise ini­tia­tives, busi­ness groups, in­no­va­tions in the com­mu­nity and so­cial en­ter­prises.

Ciarán Fitzger­ald: chair­man of the Cham­ber of Tourism and Busi­ness in Kin­sale.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.