Best Start Up Business Award


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Peadar Jims Property Maintenance


Peter Blake started his business in December 2014 providing indoor and outdoor property maintenance in the commercial and private sector. He provides services throughout Donegal and has just opened his new premises in Letterkenny. He currently employs 3 people with plans to add to this over the coming months.

Peter works hard at his business and also supports his local community by helping out with Tidy Towns and Church Lane. He has come a long way from the ladder and bag and promotes his business at every opportunity.

Simply Natural Health


Derek Walker started Simply Natural Health in November 2014 in a polytunnel at his parent’s house and now occupies a state of the art facility in Carrygally Business Park, Lismonghan. His wheatgrass products are now stocked in over 30 independent stores country wide and Derek is in talks with Tesco to supply their stores with his products.

His marketing and packaging are unique and Derek conducts regular tastings in the stores he stocks, so the customer can try the product before they buy. He is constantly developing new products for expansion in the future.

Save the Date/Donegal Event Management


Save the Date/Donegal Event Management is an Events and Wedding Events management company set up by Paddy and Lorraine Kelly in 2015. Save the Date runs wedding fairs throughout Donegal in conjunction with hotels and showcasing local providers.

Donegal Event Management also runs events that include Family Fun Days providing event packages for local businesses and individuals. The company has excellent relationships with its suppliers and continues to grow through word of mouth and positive reviews. Paddy and Lorraine look forward to even more growth in the coming year.

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