Launch of the Enterprise Evolution Programme

Today, Bord na Móna CEO Gabriel D’Arcy took part in the launch of the Enterprise Evolution Programme (EEP). The Programme is an initiative whereby young entrepreneurs devise a plan for innovative new business ventures. The part-time programme is run through IT Tallaght and is designed to bridge the between education and entrepreneurship, offering unemployed people the opportunity to upskill and start their own businesses.  

Bord na Móna sponsored a €5,000 business start-up fund for the best projects submitted to the EEP. The two winners this year are De Paor Pottery and the Honey Hub.

De Paor Pottery’s initiative, Pottery in Motion, will offer a range of products, divided into two separate areas: ‘Paint your own pottery’ and ‘Creative Memories Painted Pottery’. ‘Paint your own pottery’ appeals to all age groups, from children to the elderly. ‘Creative Memories’ is a service that provides a range of creative and innovative products for those special milestones in life.

The Honey Hub aims to help commercialise the honey industry in Ireland. Two strands will make up the enterprise: the first involves the creation of a unique honey store complimented by a high-end café, while strand two aims to brand Irish honey as a high quality product and the ‘champion’ tasting honey of the world.

An image of the enterprise evolution programme logo