A Tipperary Company Is A Finalist for the National Enterprise Award


A Tipperary company from Nenagh is set to compete with the country’s best small businesses as one of the Finalists for the National Enterprise Award taking place next week. 

NutShed Ltd, founded by sisters Eliza & Evie Ward will represent Tipperary at the prestigious awards that take place on Thursday 23rd May in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin.

The company, founded in 2018,  manufacturers award winning peanut butters as well as gluten, dairy free, refined sugar free plant-based treats and energy balls.  The business has grown from a humble market stall in 2014 to a thriving manufacturing business and brand supplying over 600 outlets including cafes, delis, salad bars, independent retailers and high street stores such as Dunne’s Stores, Tesco, Avoca & SuperValu.  The final will feature a representative from each of the 31 LEO or Local Enterprise Offices  across the country.

The Finalists compete for a prize fund of €50,000 and along with an overall National Enterprise of the Year winner there are categories for Best Start-Up, Best Export Business, an Innovation Award, a One-to-Watch Award, and a Sustainability Award. There is also an Outstanding Achievement award for a business that started with their Local Enterprise Office and has gone on to achieve international growth with the assistance of Enterprise Ireland.