Wexford entrepreneurs nominated for award
THREE County Wexford entrepreneurs - Blaise Brosnan, chief executive of the Management Resource Institute (MRI) Wexford; Brendan Ennis, chief executive of Innovation Wexford and the Wexford Enterprise Centre; and Sam McCauley, chairman and managing director of Sam McCauley Chemists - were among ten business leaders shortlisted for this year's prestigious Michael Dee award run by the South-East Spirit of Enterprise Forum (SoEF).
A Waterford-based organisation, Calmast, the Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology set up by Dr. Sheila Donegan and Eoin Gill in 2003, won the award.
Eoin Dee on behalf of the Michael Dee family, Martin Shanahan, chief executive of Forfás and Michael Maddock from the Spirit of Enterprise Forum presented the award at the week end in the Tower Hotel in Waterford, at the end of the 'Ireland and Wales Working Together' conference organised by Sustainable Learning Networks in Ireland and Wales (SLNIW).
A vision of South-East Spirit of Enterprise Forum (SoEF) is to make the South East one of the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economies in the E.U. capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.