Start and Grow Enterprise Expo

startandgrow2011For entrepreneurs, innovators and business people, the Start and Grow Enterprise Expo is not to be missed. Taking place on Friday, 18th November in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, this all day event provides a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs and businesses to start and grow.

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Midlands & West Enterprise Programme 2011 Now Recruiting

Athlone Institute of TechnologyThe Midlands Innovation and Research Centre at Athlone Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland are now recruiting for the next Midlands & West Enterprise Programme commencing in June. The Midlands & West Enterprise Programme is a business development programme that provides entrepreneurs with the business skills, networks, facilities and supports necessary to navigate the business start-up process. Eligible participants may also apply to Enterprise Ireland for salary support.

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County Enterprise Board Training/Seminars

County & City Enterprise BoardsWhether you are just thinking of starting a new business, in the process of getting a business off the ground or looking to expand, one of the things you should be considering is the wide range of training courses and seminars organised by Wexford County Enterprise Board specifically designed to meet the information/training needs of all budding entrepreneurs.

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Glasshammer Design - Offaly

Glasshammer Design was established in 1995 by artist and designer Michelle O' Donnell. The company specialises in the creation and manufacture of architectural glass art for both the domestic and commercial markets. A native of Donegal, Michelle trained in the Art College in Limerick and has a degree from the University of Ulster in Belfast. She quickly built her reputation as an original and innovative glass designer, producing one off corporate art for clients of Irish-based crystal companies in New York, Dallas, Boston, Belgium, and Paris. Her work covers a broad spectrum from internal architectural commissions to large public state bodies and is highly regarded both at home and abroad.

Originally based in a studio in the Liffey Trust building in Dublin, Glasshammer Design moved to Offaly after Michelle got married to husband Derek. With support and funding from Offaly County Enterprise Board, the couple bought a site near the village of Rhode, where they built a large, well equipped studio. Since the move, the company has built up a diverse portfolio, from large architectural glass projects for corporate headquarters, hotels and restaurants to commissions from individuals. Each piece of glass produced is a handcrafted original and the team is always developing new ideas and pushing the boundaries of art.


To learn more about Glasshammer Design visit We would like to thank both the organisers of National Womens' Enterprise Day as well as Brian Lally of Instigator Films who produced this video for permission to feature on our site.

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