LOVIN’ FROM THE OVEN IS THE WINNER OF DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL ENTERPRISE AWARD 2023
Published on 15th March 2023
Dublin City Centre based company; Lovin’ from the Oven is the winner of the Dublin City Council Enterprise Award 2023. The prize involves a €5,000 investment in the company and sees it advance to the National Enterprise Award 2023 ceremony, which takes place on 1st June 2023 in The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dublin 2.
Speaking at the ceremony Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said, “I want to congratulate Lovin’ from the Oven on being the winner of the Dublin City Council Enterprise Award this year and wish them all the best representing Dublin City in the National Awards Ceremony. Establishing a business takes courage and sustaining it takes resilience. Hundreds of small businesses provide employment in Dublin, enhancing our communities. Small business is the backbone to the vibrancy and economic prosperity of Dublin City.”
Caryna Camerino is the entrepreneur behind Lovin’ from the Oven limited. Lovin’ from the Oven manufactures high quality delicious cakes and bakery products for supply to wholesale and corporate clients. The company is located in Terenure Enterprise Centre, employs 7 staff and is trading since 2011. The business supplies a diverse range of products that includes cakes, brownies, and cookies, to over 32 independently owned cafes and restaurants across Dublin city.
Building on its success the team behind Lovin’ from the Oven is expanding its wholesale product offering with the recent launch of a new range of frozen goods that will also include a range of delicious breakfast time treats.
Besides the frozen range being a great addition to their wholesale customer product mix, it also helps to control food waste as the products can be baked onsite and on demand. The aroma of handmade freshly baked products whilst ordering a favourite coffee is an added bonus to the customer experience of the independently owned coffee shops that Lovin in the Oven supply.
With this new frozen range, Lovin’ from the Oven believes there is great potential for their company to distribute nationally and to export which will grow the business further.
Greg Swift Head of Enterprise with Dublin City Local Enterprise Office said, “We are delighted that Lovin’ from the Oven will represent Dublin City Enterprise going forward to the National Awards. It was fantastic to see so many great small local businesses applying and I wish Caryna and the team from Lovin’ from the Oven the best of luck in the national competition in June.”
Accepting the Award, Caryna Camerino, founder of Lovin’ from the Oven said, “I am so proud that my business was selected to represent Dublin City in the National enterprise Awards. Opportunities like this inspire me to continue striving for growth and helps me, my bakery and my team flourish.”
At the National Enterprise Awards Lovin’ from the Oven will be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area across the country for a share of the €50,000 prize fund. The overall winner receives a cash prize of €10,000, with category prizes of €5,000 and eight regional awards of €2,000.
***Images from today’s Ceremony will be circulated to picture desks by Conor McCabe Photography***
Notes to Editor:
Caryna Camerino, Lovin’ from the Oven Founder.
Caryna Camerino is a Canadian national with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Montreal – 2003), Diploma in Employment Law (LSI – 2005) and a qualification in culinary arts from TUD in 2010. Caryna has been living in Ireland for 21 years and is an Irish citizen. While working with Mercury Engineering as a HR manager, Caryna baked products and sold them at farmers markets. Sales took off and using her own money built up a bakery business in a rented premises. Lovin’ from the Oven now supplies to 32 independent coffee shops throughout Dublin. Caryna is also the director of Camerino Limited, which comprises of two cafes – in Capel Street and Merrion Square.
Further information: www.camerino.ie
National Enterprise Awards 2023
The National Enterprise Awards are one of a number of initiatives that the Local Enterprise Offices run to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Others include Local Enterprise Week, the Student Enterprise Programme and National Women’s Enterprise Day.
Established in 2014, LEOs are an essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. The LEOs work with over 7,200 client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, networking, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses. For more information, see www.LocalEnterprise.ie/awards
Award Categories and Prize Fund
The 2023 National Enterprise Awards take place on Thursday, 1st June in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin and are organised by the Local Enterprise Offices
- Overall Winner, National Enterprise Awards 2023 (Cash Prize for business: €10,000)
- Best Export Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
- Best Innovation Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
- Best Start-Up Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
- Sustainability / Green Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
- One to Watch Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
Eight Runner-Up Winners (Cash Prize for business: €2,000 each)
Runner Up Regions:
- Dublin City, Fingal, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin
- Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath
- Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny
- Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan
- Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Longford
- Galway, Mayo and Roscommon
- Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Tipperary
- Cork City, South Cork, Cork North & West and Waterford
Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City
Local Enterprise Office Dublin City is the First Stop Shop for information and support when planning, starting or growing a business. Local Enterprise Office Dublin City promote entrepreneurship, encourage business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports for your Business ideas. In 2022, the Local Enterprise Office provided over €2.2 million in financial supports, over 1000 hours of mentoring and more than 2600 training programmes to the business community in Dublin City. Local Enterprise Office
LEO Dublin City offer the following supports:
- Financial supports
- Training Courses
- One to One Business Mentoring