Tuam-based company wins top county enterprise award

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Pictured are Kevin and Steven McHugh. Photo by Martina Regan

A Tuam-based manufacturer of natural animal healthcare products has been announced as this year’s winner of the County Galway Enterprise Award for 2023

Galway Homeopathics Manufacturing Ltd, known as GH Agri, took the top prize at the county final and will now represent Local Enterprise Office Galway at the national awards in Dublin in June.

GH Agri was established in 1989, and provides safe and effective immunization programmes for the prevention and treatment of a range of on-farm diseases.

The company’s products are manufactured in their own HPRA accredited facility in Tuam.

It is licensed to manufacture, wholesale and retail in Ireland and UK by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine and Veterinary Medicines Directorate in the UK.

The manufacturer will now be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €35,000 winner’s prize fund as national judging gets underway in May.

Categories this year include Best Export Business, Best Start-Up and Innovation, along with One to Watch and a Sustainability/ Green award in addition to eight regional awards.

The County Galway Enterprise Awards took place as part of a very successful Local Enterprise Week programme of events. Over 300 physical events took place across the country, run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices from March 6 to 10.

Valerie Kelly, Head of Enterprise at LEO Galway said: “GH Agri first came to us in 2020, and after receiving mentoring supports, they went on to secure financial grant aid for Business Expansion and R&D Innovation through the LEO, as well as a Trading Online Voucher to help them develop their online presence.

“GH Agri’s story is the perfect example of how a local business can scale and grow with the right supports – and we are very proud to have them represent LEO Galway at this year’s National Enterprise Awards.”

The National Enterprise Awards will take place on June 1st at the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin.