Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


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Rustic Runway

Rustic Runway is a vintage clothing shop that sells clothing and accessories which are shipped in from all over the world. It provides unique, high-quality vintage clothing, with many sizes and styles available for ladies and gents at affordable prices.

The shop is owned by local lady Ann-Louise Bresnahan who offers outstanding customer service, and has been known to travel all the way to the USA to source bespoke outfits for her clients. From starting out as small online business at Ann-Louise’s home, Rustic Runway is now flourishing at its premises in John Street, Omagh – and every outfit sold is completely unique to the buyer.

Classic Service Station

In 2015, brothers Jonathan and Terence took over Classic Filling Station and developed a new-state-of-the-art shop located on the Dromore Road. Designed and project-managed by the pair, the one-stop shop offers a forecourt, fuel, ATM and food-to-go as well as seating and toilet facilities. 

The service station also offers an extensive range of unique McCullagh take-away products, including piping-hot dinners which are made fresh. Boasting 50 employed staff members, 40 of which are full time, more than 17,000 local customers are served per week. Classic Filling Station is an excellent example of an entrepreneurial family-run business.

The Baravan

The Baravan is a traditional Irish pub on wheels, which can be hired for any kind of party. The fully-functional mobile pub, designed and decorated to look like the olden times, was set up two years ago by Mark Mooney. 

It features a cosy stove with a basket of turf by the fire, old net curtains, an old lantern hanging from the dark roofing rafters, walls dressed with antiques and an old-style half door painted in red. Guests can relax in fully upholstered seating or gather around the hand-crafted Irish pine bar. The Baravan is the first of its kind in the North and can host up to 150 people.

We Are Digital

We Are Digital is a digital marketing consultancy and training agency that helps small businesses across the North succeed online. Established by Daryl Conway in January 2016, the business provides support with core digital marketing tasks that include search engine optimisation, online advertising, email marketing, mobile movie making, social media and content creation.

With eight years of experience, Daryl has developed a deep understanding of the key issues and opportunities other small businesses face. Based on the simple principle of “doing great work,” We Are Digital succeeded in hitting its revenue target in its first full year of trading, with bigger plans in place.

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Closing date
Public view for the online vote closes at 10am, Tuesday 2nd May 2017 and the final deadline is 5pm, Friday 5th May 2017.

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