Equinox Education Services were delighted to win an ‘Excellence in Enterprise’ Award for ‘Innovation’ at the 2018 Carlow County Enterprise awards last week.

The award represents a great team achievement and is fantastic recognition of the range of innovative services that Equinox are now offering in the realm of #education and #cultural #tourism in Ireland and overseas.  

Other winners at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Stephouse Hotel, Borris, Co. Carlow included Café de Mode, Silver Spear Gin and The Hair and Beauty Chalet. The  overall winner Carlow Concrete – Burren Precast Group, will represent Local Local Enterprise Office (Carlow) at the National Enterprise Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on May 24th.

Speaking at the awards, Kathleen Holohan, Chief Executive of Carlow County Council said “we are delighted to once again showcase the business talent in emerging indigenous enterprises in County Carlow”, Holohan continued to say “these companies represent a sample of the variety of enterprises that can be supported, grow and flourish in the enterprise Eco-System in County Carlow and Carlow County Council looks forward to showcasing these companies and supporting all the finalists into the future”. Holohan concluded by saying “awards like this present a significant opportunity for companies to showcase their talent and innovation and gain significant recognition for their achievements” and that “Carlow County Council is committed to the support of the business community in County Carlow in whatever way it can in order to help our enterprise community realise the opportunities of the marketplace”.

(L-R) Paul Dunne, Tomoko Doyle, Carlow County Councillor Fintan Phelan, Caroline Newport, Cathy Stevenson and Noel Doyle.

Accepting the award on behalf of Equinox, Managing Director Noel Doyle spoke about his original vision for the business when it was founded in 2005,  going on to state  “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of myself and my colleagues, which I believe is a testament to the hard work that we have undertaken to promote innovative study and cultural programmes overseas and here in Ireland. Our ongoing aim is to champion County Carlow, the region and Ireland as a place to study, visit and invest in by bringing ever greater numbers of people into the future.”  He added ” I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our overseas partners, especially ISES – Japan and H4 Language and Fun – Spain, as well as all the local Irish schools we work with including St. Leo’s, Knockbeg College, Athy College, St. Brigid’s College and Kilkenny College for all their wonderful support. All of our local host families also deserve great credit for the way they open their homes to embrace visitors, who can always be assured of a great big Irish Failte.” He concluded by saying “This award is very much a team effort and I am proud to accept it on behalf of us all at Equinox”.  #Carlow #LocalEnterpriseAwards #StudyProgrammes #CulturalTourism #Success #TheSkysTheLimit