Student Leigh’s big plans for €1,000 win
WICKLOW student Leigh Ludgate was presented with a cheque for €1,000 for winning the Educate to Innovate Competition run by Gorey Chamber of Commerce.
Leigh attends Coláiste Bhríde in Carnew and plans to divide her winnings between re-investment into her company ‘Magic Microwave Mug Muffins’ and a well-earned summer holiday.
She was presented with her cheque by the CEO of competition sponsors Innovate, Jim Hughes, at Innovation House, the Hatch Lab in the M11 Campus.
While presenting the cheque, Mr Hughes said: ‘hopefully one day we will see some of these students in business creating employment and developing a brighter future for North Wexford.’
Diarmuid Devereaux, CEO of Gorey Chamber, said: ‘It is massively encouraging for the young people of Gorey, north Wexford and south Wicklow to see a successful company actively encouraging entrepreneurship in the up and coming generations.’
While Leigh attends school in Carnew, she lives in Wicklow town with her parents Sinéad and Mark Ludgate. Her grandparents, John and Mary Finlay, are well known in the town.
At The Hatch lab at Innovate House: Gareth Hale of Gorey Chamber, Innovate CEO Jim Hughes, €1,000 winner Leigh Ludgate and Gorey Chamber CEO Deirmuid Devereux.