Two Waterford City family businesses to feature at the Local Enterprise Village

Paul Lenehan of Sienna Home Furnishings
Over 30 indigenous companies from the South East will participate in the “Local Enterprise Village” as part of the National Ploughing Championships 2014, hosted by the Local Enterprise Offices. Included in the Local Enterprise Village are Sienna Home Furnishings and The Coffee Warehouse from Waterford City.

The Coffee Warehouse was established in 2001 by Stephen and Mark Bergin to complement the growing demand for quality coffee in Waterford and the adjoining areas. It is a family owned and run business with many years’ experience in the Health, Hospitality and Beverage trades.

In January 2012 The Coffee Warehouse invested in a full roasting plant, bringing coffee roasting back to Waterford. As the only roaster in the South East of Ireland they can personalise the coffee, creating a blend that would be exclusive to each customer.  The Coffee Warehouse was also Waterford City’s first member of Love Irish Food.

Sienna Home Furnishings is a family run furniture and bedding business based in Waterford, and voted “One of Ireland’s Top 50 Retail Stores” for the past 5 years.

Sienna is bringing its wool collection to the National Ploughing Championships, including its Wool Duvets, Wool Pillows, Wool Mattress Topper and Mattress Protectors. There are hundreds of reasons why you should consider buying Wool Bedding as an alternative to synthetic-filled bedding. It offers 25% more deep regenerative sleep, it helps to reduce allergies and helps regulate your temperature, not to mention the benefits derived from its natural, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable features.

Located this year at Ratheniska, County Laois, from September 23rd to 25th  2014, the championships will showcase the ‘Local Enterprise Village”.  From food & drink to a treatment for tired eyes, from sportswear to world leading water technologies, some of Ireland’s latest innovations developed by Local Enterprise Office supported companies, will be on display at the National Ploughing Championships 2014 as part of a €500,000 sales drive to support SME’s in Ireland.

Speaking about the village, Ciaran Cullen from the LEO Waterford said, “The National Ploughing Championships is an important platform for small and medium sized enterprises throughout the region.”

Mr. Cullen continued, “At the heart of the Local Enterprise Office remit is the facilitation of programmes which allow companies to develop and grow and the LEO in Waterford see clients’ participation in the NPA as a significant opportunity to showcase their competitive offering to the local, national and international visitors who attend the NPA”.

Over 160,000 visitors are expected to this year’s event and visitors to the Championships spend just under €36.5 million during the three days of the event.  The ‘Local Enterprise Village’ will be a focal point of the many exhibits and tents on show at the 100 acre trade arena.