Social Entrepreneurs Ireland launches 10th annual competition

Wilson Hartnell was delighted to work with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to launch their nationwide search for people who have innovative ideas and new solutions to solve some of Ireland’s social and environmental problems. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is the country’s largest and most active funder of social entrepreneurship and is this year providing €420,000 in funding to nine social entrepreneurs.

Speaking at the official launch Taoiseach Enda Kenny praised Social Entrepreneurs Ireland for their work over the last ten years: “Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is a dynamic, innovative organisation which empowers people from all over Ireland to make a real difference in their community and beyond. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank SEI for their contribution to Irish society over the last ten years and to encourage people to apply for the 2014 Awards.”

Irish headquartered international company DCC plc, who has sponsored the awards ceremony for the last four years, are continuing with this sponsorship again this year. CEO of DCC Tommy Breen said: “We in DCC are proud to continue our support of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards. It is a great privilege to play a role in supporting Ireland’s brightest and most ambitious entrepreneurs working to have a positive impact on our society.”

Closing date for entries to the 2014 competition is 5pm on Monday, 28th April. Following a multi-stage review process, the winning nominees will be announced at a ceremony in November 2014.  For an application form and more information about this year’s roadshows please visit www.socialentrepreneurs.ie