Midlands Advanced Manufacturing celebrated at ATIM Cluster Gala Dinner

The inaugural atim cluster Gala Dinner marked a historic milestone in the journey of advanced manufacturing in the Midlands. The evening brought together many of the region’s top manufacturing companies, education and solutions providers underlining the region’s emergence as a leader in technology and innovation. The event was hosted by the atim cluster, who bring […]

Connecting our Business Community takes place in Longford

Businesspeople from all over Longford participated in “Connecting our Business Community” – a networking event which perfectly demonstrated the strength of enterprise in the region, with a huge turnout of businesses from major multinationals, to successful exporters, to local SME’s. Hosted by the Longford Local Enterprise Office as part of Longford County Council; the event […]

Midlands celebrates 4 Ericsson Finalists in Women in STEM Awards 2023

The highly anticipated Women in STEM Awards 2023 celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements and innovations of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Ireland, with the Midlands region celebrating as four women from the Ericsson Athlone team have been named as finalists in the upcoming awards. These awards shine a light on […]

18 Midlands Finalists in Irish Family Business Awards 2023

The Irish Family Business Awards are back for 2023, and it’s a strong showing from the Midlands region with 18 Finalists in the Awards. Now in their 5th year, the Irish Family Business Awards recognises the dedication, innovation and resilience of family-run enterprises across the nation. This year, there are 22 diverse categories for businesses […]

Abbeyleix Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2023 in big day for the Midlands

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (6 October) announced Abbeyleix, Co. Laois as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2023. Over 600 TidyTowns volunteers were present at the SuperValu TidyTowns awards ceremony at Croke Park in Dublin with the event live-streamed to thousands more online. This year, 887 towns were competing for the […]

Midlands success with 37 Medals at the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2023

The reputation and quality of Food & Drink from the Midlands region continues to go from strength to strength, with 37 Medals at the influential Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2023. Midlands Food and Drink producers took home a total of 13 Gold Medals, 14 Silver Medals and 10 Bronze Medals at the Awards, […]

Midlands to host Medtech and Manufacturing ‘Future of Work’ Seminar

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A national seminar exploring the Future of Work in Medtech & Manufacturing takes place in Athlone on Thursday October 5th. The event is a Free Information & Networking Seminar on Funded Training and Industry Insights for Medtech and Manufacturing businesses of all sizes. The Midlands is well-recognised as a centre of excellence in Advanced Manufacturing, […]

Agritech in Midlands wins at Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards 2023

Biodegradable polymers for mineral bolus systems from PolyBo, and Methane measurement technology from Agri Data Analytics were two innovative Midlands Agritech winners at this year’s Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards. The winners of the Innovation Arena competition, hosted by Enterprise Ireland in association with the National Ploughing Association, were announced at an awards ceremony attended […]

Are ya Ploughing?

66,250 people attended Day One of the 2023 National Ploughing Championships. Let’s take a look at highlights for Wesdnesday and Thursday. With heavy rain yesterday, the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said, “I must say you are all surviving very well as loyal supporters of the Ploughing!” The 82 year old President pointed out […]