Those who knew David Manley could not fail to be impressed by his vision, dynamism and courteousness – a man who got his priorities right and covered an astonishing range of ground in both his business and private interests. Following his passing in 2002, a group of friends and colleagues, with the help of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin Business Innovation Centre, Business to Arts and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, decided to honour David’s work and retain the admirable way in which he inspired others during his life.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is delighted once again to partner with the David Manley Awards – established to nurture Ireland’s entrepreneurial spirit in the business, arts and social spheres. To date, the David Manley Awards have provided almost €1 million in support to high-potential emerging entrepreneurs.
The overall winner of the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards will receive €100,000 in mentoring and support, plus a €10,000 cash prize. Each category winner will also receive €1,000 in cash. In addition, each of the nine shortlisted entrepreneurs (three from the arts, business and social categories) will also receive free payroll and accounts software, and mentoring support from Enterprise Ireland’s Mentor Network.
If your organisation is operating in the business, arts or social spheres, and has been in operation for between one and three years, check out http://www.davidmanleyawards.ie for further details. The deadline for applications to their 2014 awards is Friday 6th September 2013.
Sean Coughlan (SEI) with Tony Keily (PEI)
We were pleased to be a part of PEI’s 50th birthday celebrations over the weekend, where our CEO Seán Coughlan had the opportunity to present the work of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. We’re delighted to welcome them on board as partners in our support of Ireland’s leading social entrepreneurs.
PEI are one of Ireland’s leading surgical and medical device distributors and 2013 is a landmark date for the organisation as it reaches the milestone of 50 years in business. To mark the occasion the company will host several activities during the year – for staff, suppliers, customers and others, and has agreed a three year partnership with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. PEI’s practical and financial support will ensure that we can continue to scale and grow the impact of our Awardees and their new solutions for social challenges in Ireland.
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