Kilcullen in the running to be recognised as Irelands 'most enterprising' town

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Kilcullen in the running to be recognised as Irelands 'most enterprising' town
16:00 Saturday 19th of August 2017

The town of Kilcullen is in the running to be recognised as Ireland most enterprising town.

The town has been entered into Bank of Ireland’s national competition to find the country’s most enterprising town, and with that set to reach its climax, there are 78 entries from 31 local/city authority areas competing to be crowned the winner of Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprising Town Competition 2017.

The County Kildare Chamber and Kildare County Council have been organising Kilcullen's entry for the competition this year, and judges will arrive in the town on September 1 to run the rule over how it stacks up against its other competitors.

“We are looking forward to showcasing Kilcullen to the judges," said Alison Redmond of County Kildare Chamber.

"Kilcullen is the ideal choice this year as the town excels in enterprise with all local groups coming together and supporting very worthwhile projects.  Kilcullen is home to a diverse range of businesses and I have seen over the past weeks engagement with the key stakeholders in the town a sense of pride and community spirit that I’m sure will make Kilcullen a very worthy candidate for the national award," she said.

The judges will consider a range of factors which demonstrate enterprising spirit and success including:

  • Attractiveness of the town – welcome signage, appearance, parking and accessibility;
  • Partnerships and reaching out – collaboration with local councils and agencies, joint initiatives between businesses, diaspora engagement and twinning;
  • Town leadership and vision – innovative forward thinking and planning to support enterprise development;
  • Community support – support for local businesses’ key services and culture, sports, heritage, environment;
  • Awards or recognitions that the town or city village/area has achieved.

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