Annascaul’s Finest To Compete For National Enterprise Award Next Week

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Eileen and Thomas Ashe of Annascaul Black Pudding.

ONE of Kerry’s best small businesses, Annascaul Black Pudding will represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the National Enterprise Awards on May 29 at the Mansion House in Dublin.

Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities nationwide, the National Enterprise Awards are now in their 21st year and offer an investment prize fund of €40,000.

The Awards take place in the Mansion House in Dublin and feature businesses from a variety of sectors. The Local Enterprise Office Kerry’s representative, Annascaul Black Pudding run by Thomas and Eileen Ashe produces an artisan range of pudding, sausage and related products to the retail, wholesale and food service market.

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Each product is hand made in Annascaul by their team. Stockists are mainly Kerry based with outlets in Dublin and nationwide delivery is available through web sales at

Head of Local Enterprise Office Kerry, Tomás Hayes said; “The National Enterprise Awards are very much a benchmark for excellence for small businesses across the country. It is much more than just awards. The businesses involved avail of mentoring and guidance as the process develops and generate connections and leads from other businesses along the way. They also receive signposting for their business helping them to move their company forward, irrespective of whether they win an award. Those who do take part always see the benefit and we wish Thomas and Eileen the very best of luck representing Kerry.”

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