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Dún Laoghaire Town plans for the National Enterprise Town Awards

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Dun Laoghaire Town Presentation to the National Enterprise Town Awards steering group September 2019

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Dún Laoghaire Town plans for the National Enterprise Town Awards

  1. 1. Dún Laoghaire Town’s plans for the National Enterprise Town Awards 2019
  2. 2. Welcome by steering group chair, Cllr Lorraine Hall Opening of the Steering Group meeting of stakeholders from Dún Laoghaire Town
  3. 3. Associations and Organisations represented at the meeting DLR PPN Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Association Community Cafe Cross Care Crosscare Youth Service Dun Laoghaire Business Association IE Domain Registry DLR County Council Community Department Active Retirement Association Gardai DLR Volunteer Centre Dun Laoghaire Central Residents Association Dun Laoghaire Mens Shed DLR Chamber DLR Lexicon DLR LEO Bank of Ireland
  4. 4. What are the Awards selection criteria? Towns that demonstrate innovation, pro-activity, sustainability, partnership, social inclusion, leadership and a sense of energy.
  5. 5. KEY DATES Visit of the Judging Panel to Dún Laoghaire - 9am, Wednesday 2nd October. Awards night - 5th December.
  6. 6. Judging Criteria Will be a common judging approach under the following headings
  7. 7. The Enterprising Town ○ Extent and range of business activity/business groups ○ Local enterprise initiatives/ events/promotions/marketing ○ Innovation e.g. new technology/social media etc. ○ Social enterprises
  8. 8. Attractiveness of Town ○ Well maintained public realm areas/active tidy towns ○ Welcome signage and general street signage ○ Attractiveness of business premises ○ Parking and accessibility for all
  9. 9. Partnership and reaching out ○ Working with local authority/agencies/town teams ○ Joint initiatives between businesses through chamber of commerce, local business groups and community ○ Diaspora engagement and twinning ○ Active involvement in public participation processes e.g. town plans/parking plans/public realm proposals, regeneration proposals, tourism plans, public participation network
  10. 10. Town Leadership ○ Representative of business and community organisations ○ Current and future plans ○ Examples of change initiatives or managing crises ○ Awareness of what makes the town unique
  11. 11. Overall community support in town ○ Support for local businesses by community ○ Support for key service businesses e.g. post office, credit union, bank, local co-op etc. ○ Voluntary, culture, sports , heritage, environment, community etc. organisations ○ Initiatives to help businesses and the wider community make better financial decisions for themselves
  12. 12. Inclusion and diversity ○ Gender diversity in entrepreneurship ○ Inclusivity of other cultures ○ Details of initiatives supporting inclusion and diversity ○ Reaching out to disadvantaged international communities
  13. 13. Other ● Recognition awards/town/clubs/individual etc. ● Local publications/media etc. ● Unique initiatives ● Evidence of sustainability
  14. 14. ITINERARY ● 30 minutes presentation by the town ● 30 minutes question and answer session with Judges ● 20 minutes to meet people socially ● 80 minutes to visit and view key initiatives selected by the organising committee ● 20 minutes concluding comments and wrap up
  15. 15. Items for discussion 1. What would winning mean to town? 2. What would the town spend the prize money on? 3. How are we maximise the learning experience of participating for the community?
  16. 16. WHAT’S NEXT ● Finalise what will take place at each stop on the JUDGES ITINERARY ● Agree the content of the presentation to the JUDGES Any questions - Contact eoin@digitalhq.ie

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