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Business Anticipates Ploughing Championships

Sixty-two South East based companies, from App design technology to GAA gear, hope to generate more than €1.5 million in sales at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

Ploughing Championships

Ploughing Championships

The South East Enterprise Village, launched today (Wednesday 11th July) by the South East County and City Enterprise Boards at Dunbrody Ship, New Ross, will showcase companies from Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford City and County, South Tipperary and Wexford. The South East Enterprise Village will be a first for the National Ploughing Championships, being held this year in New Ross, Co. Wexford from 25th to 27th September.

Representing a diverse range of business sectors including technology, food, giftware, packaging, clothing and services, the companies, who have received support from their local Enterprise Board, are predicting combined sales of approximately €1.5million at the Championships.

Organisers hope to welcome in excess of 40,000 visitors to the Enterprise Village in the course of the event and have also created a unique ‘New Inventions’ section in the Village, reserved for companies pioneering inventions for the agricultural industry.

At the announcement of the planned South East Enterprise Village, today (11th July) at Dunbrody Ship in New Ross, Tom Banville, CEO of Wexford County Enterprise Board said: “The South East Enterprise Village is a key opportunity to highlight the quality and diversity of companies, based in the South East, that operate in the SME sector.

He added, “The South East region is a great place to do business and the National Ploughing Championships, being held in Wexford this year, is the ideal platform to showcase this.  With predicted sales of over €1.5 million during the three days, the potential for growth and jobs is high and the companies involved are looking forward to the challenge.”

The South East Enterprise Village is organised by the local County and City Enterprise Boards in Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford City and County and Wexford.The Enterprise Boards, set up in 1993 as state support agencies, offer various enterprise supports for small businesses and micro-enterprises with ten employees or less.

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