Sligo town was delighted to reach the finals in this year’s Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Awards, a competition to find the country's most enterprising town. Sligo Business Improvement District (BID) nominated our town centre and attended the award ceremony in Tullamore last week with Sligo County Council.
From the towns profiled in the category – it was clear the standard was very high, with Tralee winning the overall title. As a first time entrant, Sligo won runner up in the region and a cash prize of €2,000.
Speaking on the event, Tara Rodgers, Head of County Bank of Ireland, Sligo said “Being enterprising means different things to different people but what clearly came across at the town visits is that enterprise is for everyone, it’s a way of life! We are absolutely delighted that Sligo Town and Tubbercurry were among the shortlisted towns on the night and this highlights that the spirit of enterprise is alive and well in these two local areas."
She continued, "At Bank of Ireland enterprise is at the heart of everything that we do. We are proud of our strong connections in Sligo and we share a common passion to support enterprise in local communities around the county. Enterprising Town Awards is about giving back and rewarding towns where businesses and community groups are working together with their local council and state agencies to contribute to the overall enterprising nature of the town, village or urban area. The support of City and County Councils all over Ireland contributed to the success of the awards and Bank of Ireland is extremely grateful for their support.”