Mitchelstown jewellery maker through to NFTE national finals


Mitchelstown jewellery maker through to NFTE national finals

A Mitchelstown jewellery maker has progressed to the national finals of an entrepreneuralism competition, having impressed judges during the regional finals.

Sunday, 24 March 2013
10:15 AM GMT

After beating off stiff competition in the regional finals, Mitchelstown jewellery maker Heather Coleman is now one of just seven regional winners, who will be competing in the national final of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurialism (NFTE) competition.

Heather showed the judges Maria Doherty and Padraig Casey how she had transformed her business, Heather's Jewellery, from one which started by making and selling handmade jewellery, to one which included jewellery making classes and using the classes as a form of birthday party entertainment.

The Port Project from Portarlington came second, while Mannix College from Charleville claimed third prize.


Heather will now be preparing to face a panel of six judges, including Bobby Kerr of The Dragon's Den on April 10 in The Helix, Dublin. For more information on Heather's Jewellery, find Heather's Jewellery on Facebook or contact 087 6174637.

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