The winner of this year’s Roscommon County Enterprise Award is Monksland-based bridal company ‘Lark Bridal’. The winner took the top prize of €2,000 at last week’s awards ceremony in the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone.
The awards were held in conjunction with National Enterprise Week, during which a wide range of business and enterprise events were held throughout the country, attracting considerable interest from local businesses.
Lark Bridal will now represent the county at the 23rd National Enterprise Awards at the Mansion House in Dublin on June 1st. The company will be hoping to emulate the fortunes of Lidan Designs who won the National Enterprise Future Focus Award in 2021 and Boyle-based Studio Meala who won the West Regional Award last year.
Lark Bridal exports to 32 counties with customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, exporting to over a thousand clients. The company has been in business for the past eight years.
In running the company, Ruth Larkin is assisted by her business partner and husband Jason. Lark Bridal Ltd are the distributors of the largest bridal brands Maggie Sottero Designs and of the largest bridesmaids brand, the Dessy Group. They distribute B2B (business to business) exclusively to retailers.
Speaking at the awards, Ruth said: “This award from LEO is a fantastic acknowledgement of all that we do. After Covid-19, we have returned to growth and the company continues to excel”.
The day after the awards, Ruth and Jason were setting off for a series of international shows, trade shows and private events in Amsterdam, London, Essen and Milan.
All of the award winners were presented with a specially commissioned trophy and a hamper of goods containing locally sourced produce from Roscommon LEO clients, featuring items from Black Donkey Brewing, Roscommon Chocolates, DeDanu Cosmetics, Rita Oates Gift Cards, Chef Sham’s sauces from Cortober and Sandra’s Creative Candles.