Rachel McPartlin, age 16 from Leitrim with the business Rachel’s Heavenly Homemades, which is a Gluten Free Bakery, has won the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018 today, Tuesday 15th May 2018, hosted by Foróige, the leading youth development organisation in Ireland, in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin.
Rachel McPartlin took the title after competing against twelve hundred other young entrepreneurs throughout Ireland.
18 innovative start-up companies, involving over 50 young people, will showcase their businesses at the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018 tomorrow.
The event, which is hosted by Foróige, will showcase the young people who have reached the final having competed against twelve hundred other young entrepreneurs, and won their county and regional finals earlier in the year.
High profile figures from the world of politics, sport, and entertainment used social media to send their well wishes, and messages of congratulations, to the thousands of young people who took part in this year's Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards. The event, which took place in the City West Hotel and Conference Centre last Saturday, was opened by David Stanton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration.