A vertical farming company and a plant-based nutrition company are among the 31 finalists for this year’s National Enterprise Awards, which were announced on Tuesday, May 24, in Dublin.

The finalists, who were all selected by their LEO as the most exceptional company in their local area for this year, represent a diverse range of businesses from all across the country.

The awards will focus on specific areas such as Innovation, Start-Ups, and Exporting, along with eight regional awards as well as an overall National Enterprise Awards winner.

There will also be an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ given to a person or company who has achieved exceptional success in the business world. Padraic McElwee, chair of the network of Local Enterprise Offices, said: “These awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate and reward some of Ireland’s most outstanding small businesses.

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