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Tuesday 12 December 2017

School entrepreneur Leigh has already had offers from the US

By Fintan Lambe

Gareth Hale, Gorey Chamber; Jim Hughes; Leigh Ludgate, and Chamber CEO Diarmuid Devereux.
Gareth Hale, Gorey Chamber; Jim Hughes; Leigh Ludgate, and Chamber CEO Diarmuid Devereux.

The winner of the recent Educate to Innovate competition paid a visit to the Hatch Lab in Gorey recently to be presented with her prize.

Leigh Ludgate, creator of 'Mmmm Magic Microwave Mug,' from Coláiste Bhríde Carnew. Leigh revealed that she has already had firm offers from the US to invest in her company.

Delighted with her prize, she said she plans to carry on expanding her company, but at the same time ensuring she finds a balance between her entrepreneurial aspirations and her studies.

She is planning to divide her €1,000 winnings between re-investment in her company and a well-earned summer holiday.

The Educate to Innovate programme encourages entrepreneurial activity among secondary school students and is sponsored by Innovate in Gorey.

Leigh was presented with her winner's cheque by Jim Hughes, CEO of Innovate, at the Hatch Lab, Gorey. 'Hopefully, one day we will see some of these students in business creating employment and developing a brighter future for North Wexford,' he commented.

Diarmuid Devereux, CEO of Gorey Chamber, said that it's massively encouraging to see a successful company actively encouraging entrepreneurship in the up and coming generations.

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