Over 250 students from second level schools all over North Cork took part in the final of the Student Enterprise Programme, run by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork North & West, held at the Mallow GAA complex on Tuesday, 14th March.

A total of 59 mini-companies from second level schools all over Cork from 1st Year, 2nd Year and Transition Year, set up and put on display products they have produced since the school year began in September.

The Student Enterprise Programme is a national initiative that instils entrepreneurial skills in young people and the showcase gave the students experience at putting together a presentation stand, pitching to judges and honing their sales skills.

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Kevin Howard
General Manager Kevin joined The Avondhu team in 1996, and worked in a variety of roles within the company following completion of third level education in Computer Software and Engineering. A shift in focus saw him move abroad in 2000 and 2001, progressing to a role as Customer Care Team Leader in Finland. His return to Ireland, co-incided with the opening of the company's Fermoy office, where he remained as Office Manager until 2007. Transferring to the Mitchelstown office, he has moved into the position of General Manager - his ethos is simply to ensure continuous improvement and advancement of a newspaper which has brought the community together for well over 30 years.