Those who knew David Manley could not fail to be impressed by his vision, dynamism and courteousness – a man who got his priorities right and covered an astonishing range of ground in both his business and private interests. Following his passing in 2002, a group of friends and colleagues, with the help of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin Business Innovation Centre, Business to Arts and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, decided to honour David’s work and retain the admirable way in which he inspired others during his life.
David Manley Awards 2014Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is delighted once again to partner with the David Manley Awards – established to nurture Ireland’s entrepreneurial spirit in the business, arts and social spheres. To date, the David Manley Awards have provided almost €1 million in support to high-potential emerging entrepreneurs.
The overall winner of the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards will receive €100,000 in mentoring and support, plus a €10,000 cash prize. Each category winner will also receive €1,000 in cash. In addition, each of the nine shortlisted entrepreneurs (three from the arts, business and social categories) will also receive free payroll and accounts software, and mentoring support from Enterprise Ireland’s Mentor Network.