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Cavan Winner of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’.

Pictured at the Regional Final: Alicia Treanor, Nutri-Snax Ltd., Regional Winner of the Best Established Business category with, left to right, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, Vincent Reynolds, Head of Enterprise, LEO Cavan.

A young Cavan entrepreneur, Alicia Treanor, Nutri-Snax Ltd., recently went on to represent Cavan in the national final of the prestigious 'Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur' competition.

Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition is an integral part of the Action Plan for Jobs and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country.

At the IBYE Regional final, hosted by LEO Cavan on 3rd November in Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt, three local business owners and new start-ups from County Cavan, all under the age of 30, went head-to-head with nine other County winners from Monaghan, Louth and Meath.

Following her success at the regional final, Alicia, who is based in Poles, Co. Cavan, went on to represent the region in the Best Established Business category at the national IBYE final in Dublin on 6th December. Alicia had already won €20,000 in investment from Local Enterprise Office Cavan by emerging as County winner in her category earlier in October. Alicia did Cavan proud on the day, but unfortunately she was pipped at the post by the national winner from Cork.