Stu­dent Leigh’s big plans for €1,000 win

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

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.

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