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Calling All Young Entrepreneurs: Don’t Miss the Deadline for the 2014 Dermot Curran Young Achiever Awards
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Calling All Young Entrepreneurs: Don’t Miss the Deadline for the 2014 Dermot Curran Young Achiever Awards.

The deadline of Friday 28 February 2014 for applications for this year’s Dermot Curran Young Achiever Awards is nearly here.  All nominations for the 2014 Awards must be received by Down District Council by this date.

Councillor Dermot Curran of Down District Council chats to Cathrina Kielty of Wrap and Roll about the Dermot Curran Young Achiever Awards.

Councillor Dermot Curran of Down District Council chats to Cathrina Kielty of Wrap and Roll about the Dermot Curran Young Achiever Awards.

The Dermot Curran Young Achievers Award recognises outstanding individuals who have demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and determination needed to achieve success.  The Award is designed to acknowledge and encourage young people who have contributed to the economic development of Down District and to showcase their skills in building local business.

If you have a thriving new business, or if you have seen success develop from an innovative approach, or indeed know of a new business venture which has made a difference to you or your community, contact Ciara Toman on 028 4461 0856 or email  [email protected]  for an application form and full competition criteria.

Details are also on the Down District Council website

www.downdc.gov.uk 

where application forms can be downloaded.

The closing date for entries is 4.00 pm, Friday 28 February 2014.

Applications will be accepted from, or on behalf of, young people between the ages of 16 and 35 years who have made a significant contribution to a business in Down District.

A schools competition is also open to teams of young people from Down District post-primary schools.   All schools in the District have been notified and are encouraged to nominate a team.  Applications for the schools competition must also be received by Friday 28 February 2014.

The 2014 Dermot Curran Young Achiever Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held in Down Arts Centre, Irish Street, Downpatrick.  All applicants and nominees will be invited to attend the event which is being supported by South East Regional College and Down District Council.