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Calmast nominated for Spirit of Enterprise Award

Calmast is among a list of 10 exceptional nominees for the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award. The award will be announced on Thursday 12 May 2011 after a seminar in the Tower Hotel Waterford. The Award recognises individuals or groups that have contributed to the economic or social wellbeing of theSoutheast. It is named in honour of the late Michael Dee a man who worked tirelessly through his position in Enterprise Ireland and in a voluntary capacity for the betterment of others.

Calmast is among a list of 10 exceptional nominees for the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award. The award will be announced on Thursday 12 May 2011 after a seminar in the Tower Hotel Waterford. The Award recognises individuals or groups that have contributed to the economic or social wellbeing of the Southeast. It is named in honour of the late Michael Dee a man who worked tirelessly through his position in Enterprise Ireland and in a voluntary capacity for the betterment of others.

"The Award is specifically aimed at those who have transcended political, physical, organisational, and/or sectoral boundaries in the South-East to further the development of enterprise and/or the spirit of enterprise across the region."

And the nominees are....

The nominees from Waterford include-

1. Calmast, the Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT);

2. Dr. Willie Donnelly, head of research and innovation and founder of TSSG (Telecommunications Software Systems Group) at WIT;

3. Robert Leslie, owner of Global Business Register in Waterford and

4. Des Whelan, chairman of the Tall Ships Races in Waterford and managing director of WLR FM.

From Wexford,

5. Brendan Ennis, the CEO of Innovation Wexford and the Wexford Enterprise Centre,

6. Blaise Brosnan from the Management Resource Institute (nominated by Carlow County Enterprise Board) and

7. the Sam McCauley organisation are also amongst the nominees.

From South Tipperary,

8. the Clonmel Chamber and

9. the South Tipperary Women in Business Network have both been nominated

and from Kilkenny

10. St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union.

 

The 2011 awards ceremony is due to take place at the Tower Hotel in Waterford on 12 May at the end of the ‘Ireland and Wales Working Together’ Business Network Showcase event.

Calmast directors, Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan greeted the news of their nomination with delight. "It is wonderful to be considered for such a prestigious award" according to Sheila. While Eoin adds "Whatever happens on the night, It is great to be in the company of so many leading entrepreneurs and innovators in the Southeast Region". 

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