Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award



Award sponsored by
GDP Partnership

Support your favourite nominee to create additional awareness of their nomination and highlight their business success. Vote by clicking on the relevant option below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) and then click ‘vote’. One vote per IP address. Closing date for votes: 10am, Tuesday 7th October.  Please note: voting does not determine the overall winner.


Aine Bermingham

FHBA-AineBerminghamAine Bermingham’s Utter Digital provides digital marketing services for businesses and specialises in social media marketing, SEO (search engine optimisation) and content marketing.

Based in Fermanagh and operating since April 2013, Utter Digital has secured new business in both the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland markets, resulting in exceeding the business plan’s goals for number of secured clients in year one (+13%), and turnover (+8%).

The vision for the business is to empower other businesses to understand the field of digital marketing and develop the skills to utilise it effectively for their business through training and mentoring.

Aine’s future aims centre around becoming the head of a much larger digital marketing agency, as well as a respected and renowned digital marketing expert, and a prolific speaker.


Shauna Gallagher

FHBA-ShaunaGallagherShauna Gallagher’s Natures Inspiration specialises in natural skincare and mineral make up. The product range includes: cleanser, toner, moisturisers, face scrub, mask, lip balm, body scrubs, foundations, blushers, bronzers, eyeshadows and three baby care products.

The company started in 2009 with five products and in 2011 Shauna launched a baby care range and then went on to acquire a Mineral Make Up Company in 2012, bringing the product total to 76.

In July, Shauna moved to a unit in the Buttermarket, having previously worked from home, and future plans include relocating to a larger business premises and employing five to ten people.

Her main customer base is in the UK and Ireland with a small number in Europe. Shauna plans to increase the brand presence throughout Europe and beyond in order to grow the company export figures.


Patrick Doherty

FHBA-PatrickDohertyUltimate Health and Fitness is a well-established, innovative personal training and lifestyle centre in Irvinestown. Proprietor Patrick Doherty opened the centre back in November 2007 and has continued to develop concepts to revolutionise the way clients think, feel and improve.

Patrick holds a degree in Sports Science, specialising in exercise physiology and is a fully qualified sports therapist. He and his team have worked individually with elite sporting individuals and teams on strength and conditioning and rehabilitation programmes.

Patrick hopes to further establish the business in Fermanagh and aims to publish three e-books, each concentrating on a specific fitness result. On top of that he is investing heavily in educating himself and staff further so that the business can become a key place in Ireland for training and performance.

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