Best Start Up Business Award

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Active Office Support

Set up by Ann Marie Murphy, Active Office Support is a virtual assistant service offering administrative and training support. Customers range from sole traders to small/medium sized businesses that don’t have administration support. Active Office Support meets that need by offering a flexible service at a low cost. Being the only virtual assistant in Fermanagh, Ann Marie has built up a regular client list and is continually developing the range of services on offer with the latest being project management.

The future plans include Ann-Marie devising an online IT training course for customers which in turn will potentially lead to employing extra staff.


Enniskillen Photoshop

A digital imaging service, Enniskillen Photoshop provides a multitude of photographic services which include image printing, photo blocks, picture framing, personalised merchandise and an in-house studio. Being unique, they also have a photographer’s corner and promote someone different every couple of months.

With an initial start of two staff members, the growth of the business means they now employ 8 staff, which increases during the Christmas period.

The future plans are promising with the recent photo blocks printing investment, a new embroidery machine and the aim of expansion a real possibility.


Finn Lough

Set on a 75 acre site, Finn Lough offers dining, accommodation and activities on a secluded peninsula resort.
Accommodation on offer includes three bedroom lodges for groups and families and Lakeside Lodges which sleep up to 6 people and offer open fires with fantastic lake views. The resort also has an on site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals daily for guests and visitors.

Activity packages on offer include action packed holidays, a fun family break or fishing breaks and future plans include the introduction of new spa facilities and the imminent arrival of new bubble domes.


Seriously Juicy

Based in Magheraveely, Seriously Juicy produces 100% raw fruit and vegetable juices with consumers able to order 3 or 5 day detoxes. These can be delivered direct to your door and currently happens throughout Northern and Southern Ireland. The owner, Fiona Lydon, documented her own detox journey, losing 25lbs over 30 days and has ensured she maximised publicity as a result.

Big plans are afoot with work continuing on expanding the shelf life of the products so export is an option and expansion of market share with larger retail outlets stocking the products.


Taco Loco

Fermanagh’s first authentic Mexican burrito bar, Taco Loco is a family run business serving healthy fresh home made food using locally sourced ingredients.

Taco Loco brings to life fresh home made healthy food, while using an array of vibrant colours and goodness. Also catering for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten free diet, all dishes are made fresh right front of you. Their food is competitively priced with a takeaway and delivery service available as well as outside catering for any event.

Over the next 12 months there are big plans for expansion and a new site.



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