Valentia boat manufacturer to represent Kerry at National Enterprise Awards

FM Marine Services Ltd. of Valentia Island – a boat manufacturing company owned by Fionán and Mary Murphy – has been named as overall winner at the 2016 County Enterprise Awards. Founded in 2002, the business exports the Cygnus boat range throughout Europe – they will now represent Kerry at the National Enterprise Awards in June. Runners-up in this year’s County Enterprise Awards include Jessica Clinton and Michael Lenihan of Just Desserts, a gluten free food company based in Ballyhar. Séan Rush Dental Laboratory, Monavalley, Tralee and Ashes Black Pudding of Annascaul were also honoured. Local Enterprise Office According to Tomás Hayes of Local Enterprise Office Kerry, businesses like these are the “lifeblood of our communities” in providing local, sustainable employment.