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PLATO EBR companies Score a Hatrick at the Monaghan County Enterprise Awards 2016

10 March 2016

There were three Monaghan companies scooping awards in the County Enterprise Awards held on 10th March 2016 in the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney.

Two of the award winners are in the Monaghan Grouping - Mila Khoka of Baked with Love who scooped the Best Start Up Award Category and Blanaid Johnson of Cloud 10 Beauty who took the Overall Winner Award. The Innovation Award went to Marc Kelly of Marc Kelly Sculpture who is a participant company in the Meath Manufacturing Cluster.

Best Start-up: Baked With Love Ltd. is a family run bakery based in Monaghan town. The company provides a range of baked produce to serve the several chain stores on the island including Super Valu, garage/fuel stations. Baked with Love is undergoing a rapid growth change after a number of successful innovation programmes. The company is headed up by Mila Khokha, who has vast experience and innovative flair in the food sector having worked for Monaghan Mushrooms. The company is an early start growth enterprise having experienced phenomenal growth since trading began in 2014. Mila is currently setting up food manufacturing plants for gluten-free produce.

Best Innovation: Completing his Fine Art studies in 2006 Marc embarked on journey of self-discovery and learning through employment with quarries and within the creative industry in Ireland. Today working with a variety of mediums including stone, wood, bog wood, bronze, stainless steel and polystyrene he fuses flawless technical skills with complex design revealing exciting timeless works. Marc boasts a number of larger public monuments, commercially-driven display works for retailers etc. and privately commissioned small sculptural pieces.

Best Overall: Cloud 10 Beauty is the brainchild of Blanaid Johnson.  From hero products and niche brands to firm celebrity favourites, Cloud 10 Beauty has them all. Cloud 10 Beauty provided a one-stop online shop for clients/buyers of beauty products worldwide. The company actively hunts down the latest beauty trends, products and advice in order to deliver unparalleled customer service with the most lusted after range of beauty products. The company is highly respected in the Beauthy World having followers such as the Kardashians on board. Cloud 10 Beauty has experienced exponential growth since it started a few years ago and now working from expanded premises employing 10 staff.

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