Gary Cobbe, MD of Irish Polymer Extrusions Ltd with Canice McCarthy
The winners in the Laois county finals of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur were announced today at the Heritage Hotel in Killenard.
Gary Cobbe of Irish Polymer Extrusions Ltd emerged as the overall winner. Gary also won his category of Best Established Business.
Declan Dunne of Crate Studio was the winner of the Best Business Idea, while Jonathan Bracken won the Best Start Up Business.
The three winners now go forward to represent Laois in the regional finals in January
The list of IBYE Finalists were as follows:
BEST NEW BUSINESS IDEA
Nina Gillen - Blissful Foods
Hollianne Phelan - Shopline
Declan Dunne - Crate Studio
Thomas Byrne -Sequential - Me
BEST NEW START-UP
Frankie Horan - CTM Professional Ltd.
Aaron Lennon - Linked
Jonathan Bracken - Bracken Enterprise
BEST ESTABLISHED BUSINESS
Luke Hyland - Luke Hyland Engineering Consultancy
Alan Meredith - Alan Meredith Studio
Joe Fitzpatrick - Fitz Hurleys
Sharon Leavy - Sharon Leavy College of Hair & Beauty
Gary Cobbe - Irish Polymer Extrusions Limited
David Finn - The Parlour