drogheda chamberDrogheda Chamber in association with Louth and Meath County Enterprise Boards, Enterprise Ireland & AIB are running a unique business pitching competition that will assist SME's raise their profile and one lucky business will walk away with €5,000. The event will take place on the 10th March 2011, where six businesses will be given 5 minutes to make a pitch on who they are and what they would do with €5,000.

A vote will take place to see who has the greatest vision, and the worthy winner will walk away with €5,000 for their ten minutes work.

Sounds easy doesn’t it? However, the twist is that the ultimate winner will be chosen, not by the Chamber or the different Enterprise Boards and sponsors, but by the businesses that enter. This makes it a competitive event. As entrants cannot vote for themselves, the trick will be to convince their peers that they deserve it more than anyone else.

Orlaith Carmody Duffy, Coaching specialist from Media Training, points out that “the real result for participants is the boost your business profile will get.  All entrants will enter a 250 word piece and be shortlisted by Enterprise Ireland and Enterprise Boards mentors as well as a few local Dragons!”

Graham Hughes, Drogheda Chamber President says that ”As an added prize, the winning company will also be given a speaker slot at the 2011 Business Excellence Awards, a showcase to over 300 leading businesses."


Businesses who wish to enter must be based in Louth or Meath and must not have more than 12 employees.

The Entry cost is €50. There will be a maximum of 100 entries and this will be done on a first come basis.

The competition must be entered by close of business on the 25th of February 2011 and the shortlist will be announced on the 3rd of March.  A free three hour group coaching seminar conducted by Media Training (www.mediatraining.ie) will then be scheduled for the finalists to help them prepare for the event.


€5000.00 cash prize

3 hour group business coaching session with Media Training

1 hour one to one coaching session with Media Training

Speaker slot at the 2011 Business Excellence Awards


For full details on how to enter please click here.

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